Knowing What Needs To Be Done When Dealing With Asbestos Materials During Home Renovations

Asbestos is a natural mineral that is used in manufacturing many products, which include some building materials that have been used in homes in the past. The asbestos materials in homes are a hazard due to the airborne particles that cause health problems. When you are doing renovations, and find materials that may contain asbestos, there are some things that need to be done. Here are some tips to help deal with asbestos materials that you find during home renovations:

1. The Dangers of Asbestos Materials Found Inside Your Home

The asbestos materials that are found inside your home are the most dangerous. This is because they are the most likely to cause exposure to the tiny particles that cause health problems. These materials include:

  • Old Laminate Tiles
  • Drywall Texture
  • Insulation
  • Composite Sheathing

While these are some of the most common materials, asbestos is also found in things like textiles and cement products. Have your home inspected for asbestos to ensure that there are not dangers hidden indoors.

2. Dealing with Asbestos Materials Used as Exterior Finishes

The materials used on the exterior of your home are often less of a problem, but can be a danger in renovations. If you think exterior materials contain asbestos, leave them in place and do not tamper with them to avoid creating hazardous dust. Some of the exterior materials that may contain asbestos include:

  • Old Roofing
  • Siding Finishes
  • Fiber Cement Drain Pipes
  • Textured Finishes

These are some of the common exterior finishes that often contain asbestos. These materials can often be left in place if they are not tampered with, which causes dust. It is best to get a professional opinion on the type of material on your homes exterior to determine if asbestos removal is needed. 

3. Professional Removal of The Most Dangerous Asbestos Materials

When the materials around your home are suspected of containing asbestos, an abatement service will be able to test them and help with removal. The most dangerous materials are those that cause hazardous dust particles, which can be inside and outside of your home. If you are doing renovations and exterior materials like siding become part of an interior wall due to a small addition, these materials should be removed.  Some of the materials that are found on the exterior of your home may not be a direct hazard, but it is often better to have them completely removed with other materials.

These are some tips that will help you deal with asbestos materials during your home renovation projects. When you have asbestos removed from your home it will need to be hauled away; contact a dumpster rental service like Horizon Disposal Servies Inc. to have materials disposed of when the removal is complete.