Loose fill abestos was a very popular form of insulation to use in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Many new homes had this type of insulation blown into their walls and ceilings to aid in keeping the dwelling warm. The concern today is whether or not this asbestos based insulation is safe or not.
There have been found some dangers to being exposed to loose-fill asbestos insulation. Although these dangers only exist if breathing in dust from the insulation. If the home owner desires to increase their level of insulation in their roof or walls, it is highly suggested to just layer it on top of what is already there.
The popular opinion is that removal is not really necessary. As long as the insulation containing asbestos is left intact it does not really pose major issues to one’s health. Just keep in mind that one should not be crunching around on it or moving it so dust particles become air-born. If removal is desired a professional company will be needed. There are many pieces of equipment that will need to be put in place so that everyone stays safe.
Just because the blown grainy like insulation is in your home does not mean that it contains asbestos. Many of these insulations were perfectly safe and did not contain any harmful contaminants. To be sure the home owner can have the insulation in their attic and walls tested. It is again suggested that this test is left to the experts. They can come and take a sample and remit results in a matter of days.
Insulation helps to keep our homes warm and cozy through the colder months of the year. Making sure that the insulation used in your home is safe testing and asking questions when buying are the sure fire way to keep everyone healthy.