Spring has finally arrived! During early spring, the axis of the Earth is beginning to tilt closer to the sun, bringing longer days and more sun. The warmth causes new plants to grow and “spring forth” giving the season its name. Spring has always represented new beginnings and continued growth. Because of this, some people use the additional sunlight, warm weather, and “new beginnings” attitude to do annual “spring cleaning”.
For some, spring cleaning can just mean light dusting, while others might perform renovation work around their home. Some might fail to consider that in doing home remodeling work, they may be disturbing asbestos that was used to construct their home. Most homes built prior to the 1980s contain asbestos in some way. While asbestos in your home is likely not dangerous until it is disturbed, it is important to consider proper abatement practices if you plan to demolish or remodel the areas that contain asbestos.
Some common places asbestos is found in older homes include:
- Electrical panels
- Vinyl Floor Tiles
- Roofing and Siding
As the plants and flowers grow in the spring, spring can also bring renewed hope for those struggling with mesothelioma or lung cancer. If you or a loved one have a history of home-remodeling work and have now been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, help starts here. Call our office today for a free case evaluation. Additionally, if you are doing home improvement work this spring, Serling & Abramson encourages you to be cautious if you believe you are encountering asbestos.