Tips For After You Have Discovered Your Home Has Asbestos

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The discovery that your home contains asbestos can be a troubling revelation for you to make. Outside of knowing that asbestos is harmful, you may not know much about this substance or how you should proceed. This can lead to you making mistakes that can increase the chances that complications arise from this discovery. Fortunately, you can use these two tips to help ensure that the removal process goes as smoothly as possible for you.

Leave The Asbestos Alone

You may have a strong temptation to try to remove the asbestos as quickly a possible. As a result, you may try to start this project before specialists have arrived at your property. While you may think that you will simply be helping speed this process along, you can actually be greatly complication the jobs of the removal experts.

When asbestos is disturbed, it is easy for its fibers to become airborne. This can allow them to spread throughout your home, which will require every room of the house to be treated as opposed to only the areas where the substance is located. In addition to this risk, you can also greatly increase the amount of this substance that you are breathing, which can make you more likely to develop any number of debilitating or fatal diseases.

Report The Situation To Your Insurance Company

As soon as you have discovered that your home contains asbestos, you should report it to your insurance company. Many policies contain provisions that can be used to help offset the cost of removing this substance from your home. Additionally, it is a requirement of most policies to inform the insurance company about the discovery of asbestos and any work done to the property. Failure to notify the insurance about this problem can cause future claims to be denied and your policy cancelled. Fortunately, most carriers will not raise your policy rates as long as a licensed and bonded professional performs the mitigation work.

Prolonged exposure to asbestos can cause potentially lethal complications, and it should come as no surprise that the discovery of this material in your home can be a troubling realization. By acting quickly, you will be able to mitigate the threat from this exposure, but you may not have experience with this task. If you understand the importance of not disturbing the asbestos until professionals arrive to remove it and the need to report the situation to your insurance company, you will be better prepared to eliminate this threat to your health from your property. For more information, contact companies like Argus Pacific Inc. 


7 January 2016

Take Your Health Into Your Own Hands

My name is Katie Langer. For a long time, I was bed ridden and I felt like I had no control over my life. I simply went along with what was instructed by my doctor and I didn't ask questions. It wasn't that my doctor wasn't willing to work with me, but I preferred to simply not think about the illness I was suffering from. I didn't realize that some of the symptoms I was suffering from were side effects of my medication and were not normal. After communicating more with my doctor, I was able to alleviate my symptoms. Since then, I've taken an interest in patient-doctor relationships and how to improve them.