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Do you feel like you have been exposed to asbestos? Asbestos is a serious problem that affects the livability of your home. Being over exposed to asbestos for a long period of time can lead to cancer and respiratory problems. It is important to act as soon as possible and call a professional asbestos removal company.
Steamy Concepts offers an asbestos abatement service for Arizona residents who have asbestos in their home. We know how urgent the issue is and we provide a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline for you to reach at any time. Our asbestos abatement specialists will be sent to you to evaluate the state of your home. From then on, our specialist will notify you of the next step in the process of removing your asbestos.
What is Asbestos?
Do you have believe that you have asbestos in your home? Asbestos is a material that made up of durable fibers that are resistant to heat, electricity and chemical reactions. Asbestos was used to build properties for many years up until the 1980s. Since then, asbestos has been heavily restricted, or banned around the world. However, the United States still has yet do to an outright ban on It can still be found to be used in many home structures like pipes, tile, flooring, and ducts.
Is Asbestos Banned?
In the United State of America, Asbestos was deemed as an air pollutant of that is regulated under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act of 1970. However, the EPA has yet to place a general ban on asbestos. It is still used as a material in buildings, but heavily restricted and regulated in the United States.
If your home was built before 1977, it may be likely that your home was built using asbestos. It then may be a wise idea to request a certified asbestos inspector such as Steamy Concepts to perform an asbestos abatement.
How is Asbestos Harmful?
Similar to mold, asbestos can be potentially dangerous and hazardous if disturbed. According to the EPA, there is no level of exposure to asbestos that is safe. Breathing in the fibers of asbestos is a serious health hazard and can become stuck inside you in areas such as your lungs. Asbestos is most commonly known as cause of the cancer called mesothelioma.
It is also the cause of conditions such as lung cancer and asbestosis.
Mesothelioma: Cancer Caused By Asbestos
If you have watched cable TV in the past decade, you may have seen a lot of commercials talking about mesothelioma. Just know that mesothelioma is a real thing and it is no joke. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that forms on the tissues covering the heart, lungs and abdomen, The cancer is directly associated with asbestos. Residents can be exposed through asbestos through the air. According to asbestos.com, Asbestos is usually developed as followed:
- Resident is exposed by breathing asbestos fibers.
- The asbestos fibers attach to the protective tissue of the lungs, heart and abdomen.
- The fibers cause inflammation by damaging the “mesothelial cells”
- Tumors start to grow over the damaged tissue and cells.
Mesothelioma carries various symptoms, and can mainly cause problems with the respiratory system. If you have symptoms of the the cancer and believe you have been exposed, you should call a mesothelioma specialist as soon as possible.
Mesothelioma symptoms are as follows:
- Shortness of breath
- Dry coughing
- Night sweats
- Tiredness or Fatigue
- Chest/Abdomen Pain
What Can I Do About My Asbestos?
If you suspect that your Arizona home has asbestos, you can call Steamy Concepts. Steamy Concepts employs professional asbestos specialists to inspect your home or business. Taking action as soon as possible is the right move even if you are not completely sure. Call us or use our online contact form to inquire about our FREE visual inspection for Asbestos. We service many homes across Southern Arizona and the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.