Everything containing more than 1% asbestos is considered as an Asbestos Containing Material (ACM). In the mid of the 19th century, asbestos was widely used as an ingredient to many different building materials due to its unique properties.
Adding asbestos to any product increased its durability and enhanced its ability to retain heat or cold. The addition of asbestos also improved its fire resistance properties. Asbestos gained popularity from 1940 until 1982 and was also used in insulations as early as the late 1800s.
You need to do a simple test. Collect a small sample of the material and submit it to a laboratory for analysis. The lab results will identify the percentage and type of asbestos in the sample.
Exposure to asbestos fiber-containing dust through inhalation has shown to cause a scaring condition of the lung called asbestosis, lung cancer, and other cancers.
Do not opt for DIY methods of removing molds. Touching, disturbing, remediating the mold-affected area can cause it to spread throughout the entire place and create severe contamination issues. This condition may make the space uninhabitable for those people affected by exposure to mold spores.
The Centers for Disease Control and other health agencies warn that certain types of mold, including black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum), can cause serious health risks, even in healthy people.
Call professionals for a visual inspection and site assessment. Trained personnel utilizing specialized equipment will inspect the affected area and make recommendations. This can include interior wall cavities, crawl spaces, attics, and other areas of the structure.
At TruBlu Solutions, we provide free recommendations and site assessments. Contact us today if you want to schedule an appointment.