Why Asbestos Should Be Removed

The harmful health effects from asbestos are well documented and continuing exposure to it increases the chance to develop an asbestos-related disease. This includes fibrotic lung disease known as asbestosis, changes in the lining of the chest cavity (pleura), reduced respiratory function and even death from lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Asbestos can be difficult to identify by simply looking at it. If you are planning to remodel your home or if your home has been damaged or if normal aging has caused crumbling drywall or insulation, you should always treat any older material as if it contains asbestos and leave it be.

Asbestos Abatement is Not a DIY Process

Homeowners should not be handling asbestos or attempt to remove it from their houses. Asbestos fibers are released once materials are disturbed. Residential buildings should be inspected for any asbestos materials by a trained, accredited asbestos professional.

Hire an EPA Licensed Professional

Do not delay. Removal of asbestos needs to be handled by an EPA licensed asbestos abatement contractor. Testing needs to be done by an EPA licensed testing consultant. Octagon Cleaning & Restoration offers full-service asbestos testing and abatement services for residential and commercial properties.