What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that was commonly used in construction materials due to its heat resistance and durability.

Why is asbestos dangerous?

When asbestos-containing materials are disturbed or deteriorate, they release microscopic fibers into the air. Inhaled fibers can cause serious health issues, including lung cancer and mesothelioma.

What types of products might contain asbestos?

Asbestos was extensively used in various building materials, including insulation, tiles, roofing shingles, cement, and even certain household products like ironing board covers and hairdryers.

How can I know if my property has asbestos-containing materials?

The only way to be certain is through asbestos testing conducted by a certified professional. They will collect samples from different areas of your property and analyze them in a laboratory to determine asbestos presence.

What should I do if I find asbestos in my property?

If asbestos-containing materials are intact and undisturbed, they may not pose an immediate risk. However, it is recommended to consult with an asbestos management professional to assess the situation and discuss appropriate actions, such as encapsulation or removal.