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Asbestos . . . Asbestos?

9/7/2023 (Permalink)

Asbestos containment in bathroom Asbestos containment in bathroom

In 1977 asbestos was banned from being used in any building material. So no home should have any traces of it, right? Unfortunately not. If your abode was built before 1977, there may still be harmful asbestos lurking behind your walls and ceilings. Side effects of asbestos inhalation include, but are not limited to, wheezing, weight loss, crackly sounds in the lungs, and chest pain. If any form of demo or home improvement is done to a home riddled with asbestos, even one-time exposure is enough to cause the above health effects. The picture shown is a containment of asbestos that was discovered in the ceiling of a shower in a building that was built back in 1973. And while other units may have been asbestos-free, the homeowner of this unit was surprised to discover the toxicity living rent-free behind his own walls. This is why hiring professionals like SERVPRO® to repair your home is so crucial. Otherwise, life-altering complications could arise. 

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