If you own a home, and suspect you may have loose fill asbestos insulation in the walls, floors or ceiling, you do need to have your home tested for it as soon as you possibly can.
With so many homes around the world being contaminated with loose fill asbestos insulation, it is easy to find a company to test for it. It is also mandatory if you care about you and your family's health.
Why does loose fill asbestos insulation need to be removed? -- This type of asbestos is far more dangerous than the typical large sheets of asbestos insulation that are commonly found in older homes around the world.
This is due to the loose fill being of such tiny pieces, it is easy for them to break down even further and then be released into the air. If you breathe one of these tiny asbestos pieces into your lungs, it could lodge there. Ultimately, it could cause you to have breathing problems and, in more serious cases, even cause cancer.
How to have your home tested? -- Luckily it is easy to have your home tested for loose fill asbestos insulation, as several companies in most larger towns specialize in it. To see if yours has companies that could help, check the Internet and then look at the websites of those companies that offer asbestos removal services.
Testing for asbestos -- Before you have the asbestos removed, of course, you also need to have your home tested to be sure it is contaminated with it.
This usually only takes around an hour, with test results being available 24 hours later. Schedule one now, and you will know if your home is contaminated with loose fill asbestos insulation within just a few days. Then you can plan what to do about it if it is.