Mesothelioma and Asbestosis are illnesses directly related to the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Other illnesses that can be causes by this are lung cancer and pleura. Keep reading to find out asbestos removal grants, yes or no.
Why did we use asbestos in the United States? Not only is it strong, but it has many other valuable construction qualities. It has also been used in everything from paper to brake pads. They continue to use asbestos in some parts of the world, however, the United States, discontinued its use in the 70’s, early 80’s.
Do you have a suspicion as to whether you home may contain asbestos? If you had construction between the 60’s and 70’s, it is likely that it does. You may be able to tell by looking at your ceiling. If it has that rough texture, it probably has asbestos. To be safe, you should have a certified laboratory run a “Polarized Light Microscopy”.
There are two different options and most likely both will be used if asbestos is found to be in your home. The first is abatement which refers to removal of the materials, and the second is sealing of materials containing asbestos. Either way or both can cost you in the area of up to $25,000.00.
Are you eligible for an asbestos removal grants? Asbestos removal costs can be unbelievably high, but you may qualify for a grant from HUD. Contact them by writing to HUD, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, 451, Seventh Street, SW, Room 8236, Washington, DC 20410.
The removal of asbestos is not simple, and it is of course considered to be a hazardous material, and you need to prepare yourself to deal with one. You must be safe in its removal, this is the reason that it has to be removed after all. Asbestos that is harmful is called “friable” and can be crumbled.
It is the law to deal with a certified contractor for the removal of asbestos. In the work area you need to protect yourself, even your eyes with eye wear or some sort of protective glasses. You must not expose yourself or spread the fibers. Water should be used in all work areas to keep fibers down, and all debris should be soaked and wrapped as well.