You may think that you have all the skills required for repairing the water damaged ceilings in your Lake Worth, FL, home? But, you probably don’t. It is strongly recommended that you trust any and all ceiling repairs in your home to the professionals in the industry, especially if your ceiling contains asbestos. Asbestos is a tricky material to work with. Not only that, you may also already know that it can be dangerous to your health.
Water damage to a plaster ceiling can be quite different from water damage to an asbestos ceiling. And while there are still homes in the Lake Worth area which have these types of ceilings, it is better to be safe rather than sorry. Many homes no longer contain asbestos, but some built prior to 1998 probably will still have it.
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What’s Dangerous About Repairing Asbestos Ceilings Yourself in Your Lake Worth Home?
What most people don’t know is that asbestos is a mineral fiber which is good for insulation. It is commonly found in “cottage cheese” and “popcorn” ceilings. When a ceiling is damaged, the ceiling material will have to be disturbed, cleared away, and repaired. This process may cause a disruption to the asbestos fibers. And when these fibers are subsequently breathed in, they may cause harm. In fact, asbestos is known to cause cancer and even lung disease.
Only professional restoration companies can test for the presence of asbestos in your home. They will have the specialized equipment to deal with the handling of the asbestos, the removal thereof, and, importantly, ensuring that the home is clear of any asbestos fibers before you make use of the area again.
As asbestos can also be found in vinyl flooring and dry walls, it is always recommended that you have an inspection of the home done before embarking on any DIY construction and restoration tasks.
At National Restoration Experts, we can assist with the professional repair to water damaged ceilings in the Lake Worth area in Florida. For more information and an estimate on the repair and restoration of your asbestos ceiling, contact us via email or telephone today.