If you suspect you have loose-fill asbestos insulation somewhere in your home, you must contact a company that specializes in loose-fill asbestos insulation removal.
This is because this type of asbestos can be very dangerous for your health and, if not removed in a timely manner, could cause you to have major health problems.
How to get loose-fill asbestos insulation removed — First, it depends on where you are living.
In some areas of the world, if loose-fill asbestos insulation is found in a home the only remedy for it is for the home to be demolished. In other areas, measures are put into place to remove the asbestos in a safe manner.
Check with your local authorities before calling a removal company to find out what the law is in your area.
Call an asbestos removal company — Once you know the law, your next step is to call an asbestos removal company and ask them about their procedures in testing for loose-fill asbestos insulation.
Most of the time it will entail a technician coming to your home, testing the air in your home, and then testing under the sink, in the attic and in any basement you may have. He will then take these samples to a lab where tests will be run on them.
If it is discovered that you do have loose-fill asbestos insulation in your home, you will be contacted and told about your options.
How long does it take to get rid of it? — If it is allowed by law to have it removed, the company will tell you how long it normally takes.
In most cases, it will require tenting your home and then having a crew come in to deal with it. This can take up to a week to complete, so do be prepared.