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How Do I Know If I Have Asbestos?

woman-itching-scratching-shoulderIf you think that you might have asbestos in your home, then you know how scary this suspicion can be. Today, we want to help you figure out exactly what’s going on in your home. If you live in an older home (specifically a home built before 1980) then there is a risk that your home has asbestos in the cement, floor tiles, walls, or even in your pipes. The only way to be sure about the presence of asbestos in your home is through the help of a professional. Our professionals can be there to provide you with this knowledge. 

We can get into your home, pinpoint the issue, and work to rectify the problem as soon as possible. Once we figure out if this is the problem that’s hurting your home, then we can perform asbestos removal in Minneapolis, MN. We know how to take care of you. We’ve been serving The Twin Cities dating back to 1991. 

Health Risks of Asbestos

Asbestos is so harmful because of the long-term health risks. Asbestos has been linked to problems like lung cancer and mesothelioma. It’s even linked that asbestos exposure can cause cancer of the larynx, ovary, pharynx, stomach, and colorectum. If you think that you’ve been exposed to asbestos, then it’s incredibly important to consult with a professional as soon as possible. We also suggest seeing a medical professional if you think you’ve been exposed. 

How Do I Know If I Have Asbestos?

The best way to determine if you have asbestos is through the assistance of a professional. There are some ways that you might pinpoint the presence of asbestos in your home on your own though. If you have certain materials in your home, you have a higher chance of having asbestos as well. 

If you’re planning to remodel your home or if you have exposed drywall or crumbling structure in your home, then you might have an asbestos problem. This is when you should rely on professionals like ours to determine that this isn’t the case. 

How Is Asbestos Removed?

When you come to our team for asbestos removal, we make sure to do so safely. We know how to identify all the places where asbestos is present in your home. Once we pinpoint the problem, we follow procedures that make sure that the asbestos doesn’t spread or contaminate other parts of your home, and we perform the proper clean-up. After all of this, we make sure that we monitor the air to ensure that no asbestos has contaminated something else. 

One of the number one questions we get concerning asbestos removal is the question of how you can be certain that you can trust our contractors. We’re a trustworthy company because we are licensed and insured. We know everything that goes into safe removal. We understand how to improve your comfort, health, and safety. We have your back whenever you need us. 

Contact Residential Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment with our professionals. With us, you’ll “Feel the Difference.”

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