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General Toxicity/Asbestos Abatement

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By : Andy Denton    99 or more times read
Two of the most common types of sanitation problems indoors are asbestos and molds. They may cost a few hundred dollars to eliminate and control future growth but these procedures are necessary to keep your house safe from disease-causing germs.

Asbestos. Asbestos has been banned since the 70ís by the government. Its fibers cause diseases like lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma when inhaled. Prior to its prohibition, the mineral fiber was commonly found in acoustic tile ceilings with ceiling spray that release fibers freely, furnace and duct insulation and linoleum flooring.

While most houses are already cleared from this harmful substance, some materials that you may bring inside the house may still contain it. It is better to contact a company that specializes in asbestos removal to solve this problem. Workers will wear a mask and protective gear before cleaning the area. They will then secure other home furnishings from being contaminated and seal the affected area with tight plastic. With the use of negative air machines that pump out air through a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. The waste is then sealed in a waste bag and washed before taken out of the house. Certified asbestos removers will dispose the bag through a hazardous waste disposal firm. With this, you are sure that no other individuals will be harmed.

Molds and Mildews. These are caused by the water seeping in your houseís interior and can develop in a matter of days. Youíll notice that your family members may develop colds and other respiratory illnesses overtime. This is because the mold circulates around the house.

Professional cleaners can spot these molds in carpets, air ducts, wall boards, wood and windows frames. They start out by locating the main source of water seepage and fixing it to stop further bacteria growth. Antibacterials are then applied to the area and other spots that demonstrate mold infection. Wood and other materials that have been infected will be replaced to prevent reoccurring mold and mildew.
Andy Denton is the COO of is a real estate search portal, dedicated to connecting home buyers and sellers to trusting real estate services. Follow the blog for up to date housing news and trends. And monitor local mortgage rates at

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