Do you live in a home in Palatine that was built before the 1980s? If so, there’s a good chance it has some asbestos that was used as part of its construction. Back in those days, asbestos was used in everything from wall plasters and ceiling tiles, to floor tiles and vinyl floors due to its high insulation and fire-resistant properties.
Asbestos is actually only harmful if the small fibers within it come in contact with the air in your home. If materials that contain asbestos remain in good condition and are intact, then it’s not exactly urgent that you have your home treated for asbestos. However, it is still wise to have it removed sooner than later due to the fact that it could break open and become a health hazard at any moment.« Continue »