Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used in the construction of buildings as a popular insulating material for many years in Chicago. Asbestos is durable, highly flame-resistant, and energy efficient. Plus, it was a cheap material, which is part of the reason why it was commonly used in the construction industry.
It was only until the 1970s that the health hazards of asbestos were uncovered by scientists and the material was banned from further use.
If you live in an older home in Chicago, your home may be contaminated with asbestos.
In this post, we’ll cover the possible sources of asbestos in your property, the damage it may cause, and preventive measures that can be taken toward its abatement.« Continue »