What Homeowners Need to Know About Asbestos

Asbestos can be found in building materials of homes built pre-1990s. Whe planning a renovation or demolition of an older home its important to plan for asbestos testing and be informed about the risks associated with asbestos.

Asbestos is a mineral organically found and mixed into building materials for four decades because of the fire-resistant properties it has. When it became clear that inhaling asbestos fibers could be the cause of profoundly serious respiratory infection – mesothelioma most notably – the practice stopped in the 1990s, but the problem is that many older homes will still have asbestos in them. read more