My house has asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber which has been used in thousands of products for industrial, commercial and home use. The mineral is cheap, easy to mine and fire retardant. These qualities make asbestos a great bulk filler in construction-related products....
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I can see asbestos!

Earlier this year, I was working with a general contractor to remodel a house with a popcorn ceiling. You know, those textured “cottage cheese” ceilings that were popular in the ’60s and ’70s? As we were walking through the house, the contractor...
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What you need to know-Asbestos 101

Asbestos 101- what you need to know   Almost everyone knows that asbestos can cause serious disease. But what is it and why is it so harmful to our health?   A brief overview of the pesky mineral   Asbestos is a...
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Asbestos is illegal in the US, right?

No.  Many people are surprised to hear that asbestos is STILL LEGAL in the United States.  Can’t be true?   In 1989, the EPA banned asbestos in the US, but in 1991 the 5th circuit Court of Appeals overturned the ruling. https://www.epa.gov/asbestos/asbestos-ban-and-phase-out-federal-register-notices...
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Fire Damage Asbestos Removal

When asbestos is exposed to extreme heat, it can become brittle and breakable and transform into a very serious health hazard. For this reason, great care needs to be taken during cleanup after fire damage in a property that contains asbestos. Only...
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