Remodeling your home can be a fun and exciting process, but it can also be stressful and time consuming. For a simple remodel, you might be doing this project yourself. This can be a great way to save some money, but there are some things homeowners may forget about that can be very important, such as dealing with asbestos. While the use of asbestos has been declining in recent years, it’s still used in some materials used for building and can be dangerous if mishandled. We at the Restoration Doctor in the Miami area have experience with asbestos testing, water damage cleaning, and restoration services. Here are some areas you will want to test for asbestos, especially if you live in an older home.


Where To Test for Asbestos

Asbestos is a mineral fiber. It was and is used because of its strength and resistance to heat, most commonly in building materials. When going through your remodeling process, you won’t be able to see asbestos fibers. You could unknowingly release these fibers into the air, exposing you and others in your home. Asbestos has been known to cause a variety of dangerous conditions, like lung cancer and mesothelioma. Here are some areas that can contain asbestos, and should be considered when starting a remodeling project:

  • Wall insulation
  • Attics
  • Roofing and Siding Shingles
  • Tiles
  • Hot Water Pipes
  • Textured Paints
  • Wallpaper Adhesives


Another Reason to Look for Asbestos Testing

One important thing to remember is that disposing of asbestos is actually illegal without the appropriate license. This is because callous disposal of asbestos can endanger others. It is both for your own safety and the safety of others that you get your home checked for asbestos before beginning any remodeling process, no matter how small. A team of licensed professionals can test your home for you and properly handle it. Many homeowners make the mistake of skipping testing. Knowing this information now, you won’t have to be one of those homeowners and can call on the experts to handle asbestos fibers for you.


All About Restoration Doctor

Restoration Doctor was founded in 2007, and since then, we have assisted homeowners, property managers, federal agencies, and others with various restoration services. We can cover water damage, fire damage, asbestos related services, and more. We believe a restoration company should provide industry-standard quality while also providing exceptional customer service, all with fair costs. Many have trusted us with their restoration services, and we’d like you too as well. 


Contact Us for Asbestos Services, Water Damage Cleaning, and More

Located in Davie, Restoration Doctor can help with water damage cleaning services, asbestos testing, and more. If you’re looking at starting a remodeling project, contact us today to set up a time where we can come in and test your home for asbestos. We are here to help you begin your remodeling process safely and dispose of your asbestos as needed. We understand your need to have your remodeling process completed in a timely fashion and will work with you on schedule to make the testing process as quick and easy as possible.