Today we associate asbestos with hazardous materials, cancer, and other negative things, but this wasn’t always the case. Anyone who owns a building built or remodeled before the 1980s or 1990s can easily find themselves with asbestos in many places throughout their home or business. Today we’re going to look at how this came to be and what was the tipping point for asbestos to turn from a wonder material into a hazardous construction material. [Read more…] about Why Was Asbestos Used in Buildings?
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Before you can deal with a mold problem, you’ve got to know you have one. Mold comes in many different forms, but there are many signs and causes that can help you find them. Below are three of the most common ways to find mold growth, from issues that usually lead to mold growth, to health conditions that are caused directly by them. Only after finding the mold, can you start treating the problem. [Read more…] about How to Tell If You Have a Mold Problem
Asbestos has seen a lot of use in both residential and commercial buildings, for its insulating, flame-retardant, and sometimes soundproofing properties. It’s also been used as a binding agent and can be found even in cement. Today we’ll go over the most common places to find asbestos, as well as the types used in home and business construction. [Read more…] about What Parts of a Building is Asbestos Found In?
Asbestos saw extensive use in building construction, and many older buildings and houses can contain this material. The danger isn’t from large pieces, but particles of individual fibers that can enter your lungs. As these buildings age, asbestos fiber can be shed. Asbestos fiber can also be created during maintenance and renovation of a home or business building. The following are three of the most common illnesses caused by asbestos inhalation, showing why it’s vital to have it removed from a building. [Read more…] about Hazardous Materials: How Asbestos Makes You Sick