Things you might not know about asbestos
Think asbestos problems are a thing of the past? Think again! Before the ’90s, asbestos was mainly used for insulating buildings for weather and noise and for fireproofing. Most U.S. companies stopped using asbestos products due to the harmful side effects it can cause, but unfortunately, asbestos may still be present in many older buildings.
Asbestos can be found in products like:
- Cement and plaster
- Building insulation
- Floor and ceiling tiles
- Industrial furnaces and heating systems
If your business is undergoing any renovations or demolitions, it is important to take precautions because there is a potential that asbestos may have been used in the original construction of your building. To reduce your risk of exposure, make sure to hire a professional (Express Restoration Services) to test for asbestos before doing any:
Health Risks of Asbestos exposure:
When microscopic asbestos fibers are inhaled or swallowed, they get trapped in the body and can stay permanently. Many exposure side effects don’t show signs until years later.
Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause cancer and other serious health problems, such as:
- Lung cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
Non-cancerous conditions caused by asbestos include:
- Pleural plaques
If you have an asbestos problem on your property or believe that there could be one somewhere, contact Express Restoration Services as soon as possible and request an inspection. We can help you resolve your asbestos issues and perform any additional restoration solutions you may need.