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Here lately, we have found record numbers of asbestos-filled products and materials in homes. Fortunately, they called us just in time. The average homeowner has no clue they are around asbestos every day. Not only the adults but also their children and their pets are exposed to the harmful material as well.
Our responsibility at Precision Environmental Services is to educate the public about this hazardous material. In this article, we will discuss the brief history of asbestos, and where it can be found. Let’s dig in!
Asbestos Use - History
Did you know that asbestos use could be traced all the way back to ancient Rome? That’s right, not only were they the rulers of the ancient world, but they were frequent users of Asbestos. They wove it in their clothes, used it for candlewicks, Cooking utensils and pottery. Additionally, they often lived short lives. The average life expectancy for a Roman was 50 years.
Sadly, they didn’t have the science and tools that we have today. If they did, we are sure that they would have started surveying their homes for asbestos and getting that stuff out of their homes. We defiantly feel their pain. Today, it is more important than ever to survey your homes and offices for asbestos products.
The products that you use every day could be harboring the annoying asbestos material right now. Everyday products such as coffee pots, toasters, irons, popcorn poppers, and crock-pots have been known to have components that contain asbestos fibers. Especially, if the products were passed down from a previous generation. We have great news! Asbestos surveys in Grand Prairie have never been easier to request.
As a matter-of-fact, here at Precision Environmental Services, a consultation is only a phone call away! Asbestos could be woven into the most unlikely of spots and can be overlooked with the untrained eye. But sadly, the danger does not stop there.
Asbestos in the Home
We have discussed the products; however, the danger could be hiding in the walls of your home as well. Houses that were built before the 1980’s are the most prominent contenders for having asbestos everywhere.
Building materials used in these homes such as Roofing, insulation, flooring, and fireplaces are known to have asbestos lurking within them. However, many people do not know that when a modern home builder seeks to purchase building materials from abroad, they may contain asbestos also. So according to reports, no one is truly exempt from getting an asbestos survey done in their home.
In conclusion now is a great time to call Precision Environmental Services. Our competitive rates are hard to beat. However, more importantly, protecting your home and your loved ones is priority number one.
With the rise in costs of building materials from here in the US, you can bet that some home builders have purchased asbestos-laced materials to build your home. With that said, it is always better safe than sorry.Asbestos Survey Grand Prairie