If you have asbestos insulation in the attic and walls, it's best to be left undisturbed.
Removing asbestos is not a do-it-yourself project. It requires professionals.
But if you're about to embark on a renovation project, then you
need to see this asbestos as a hazardous waste project, and thus it
needs to be handled that way.
Leave It To The Professionals
Your professional abatement company should be licensed and
experienced in this type of work. Make sure you find out their
credentials before you hire someone.
A qualified professional in the asbestos removal business will
need to be brought in to determine whether the product is asbestos. If it
is, then a licensed abatement company will need to be hired to remove
this harmful product in a safe manner.
Removing Asbestos is Difficult
Removing asbestos can be costly and invasive. The company will come
into the house with protective coveralls and respirators. The house will
get sealed so that no airborne particulate gets outdoors.
The professionals will use negative air pressure to keep the air
from leaking outside. Approved HEPA filter vaccums will remove the
product. Then the company is required to dispose of the contaminants in
an approved manner.
As you can see, this is no small task and certainly not something
the average person should be doing for themselves. And this type of
work is certainly not something that can be done on the "cheap". It will
If you're going to do any type of renovation in this area, you
really have no choice but to see to the removal of this harmful product.
But in the long run, spending the money removing this product will be
Homes that house asbestos can have an negative impact on the
speed of selling your home. Asbestos can also negatively impact your