Most homeowners probably get a shiver down their spine when they hear the word asbestos. It has been haunting the building industry for decades even though it hasn’t been in use for as long as many of us have lived. Unfortunately, there is still a risk that you could end up with a home that has asbestos in it. It would need to be more than 50 years old, but if that is the case, where could you find it? Asbestos was used in insulation, so if you find that your insulation looks like gray wool, or like pebbles that have silver streaks in them, you might be dealing with asbestos.
It could also be used in siding materials. No matter where you suspect that you have asbestos, the most important thing is not to disturb it. The danger is when you breathe in the asbestos fibers, and if you don’t disturb it, they won’t become airborne.
Your best bet if you suspect there is asbestos in your home is to contact a professional that has the experience in dealing with asbestos. They can do so safely using the equipment and protective gear that will ensure their safety as well as yours.