Posted by: Roby Robertson | January 27, 2009

Lake Norman Residents Should Replace Asbestos with Healthy Options

With many job sites and public facilities where asbestos exposure has occurred, North Carolina is no stranger to asbestos-related activity. Sites where asbestos has been used extensively include steel mills, power plants, shipyards and other marine industries.

When purchasing, remodeling or foreclosing an older home, there are a many things to consider in the real estate industry. Used in homes and buildings prior to 1980, asbestos exposure can cause significant health concerns. Due to its resistance to heat and electrical conductivity, asbestos was used throughout the world as prominent a form of insulation and piping. Citizens of Lake Norman seeking to get involved in real estate should be aware that asbestos exposure can potentially cause significant health concerns.

When asbestos materials become broken down or friable, this is extremely dangerous, as fibers can become airborne and presents a high risk for anyone in the area. The inhalation of its fibers over a period of time can cause a fatal lung-ailment known as malignant mesothelioma, a form of asbestos cancer that accounts for three percent of all cancer diagnoses in the United States alone. Mesothelioma metastasis can occur when the illness spreads through the lymph nodes or the blood stream. This can occur in the disease later stages as it can take anywhere from 20 to 50 years for mesothelioma to develop, making it one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose.

The Asbestos Management in North Carolina provides detailed information to citizens, schools and public facilities about the health hazards of asbestos. The organization also accredits individuals who perform asbestos abatement and removal projects. Removal of asbestos in public facilities, workplaces and homes must be performed by licensed abatement contractors.

Once the removal is complete, green insulation options should be given serious consideration, such as: Cellulose, Cotton Fiber and lcynene. A water based spray polyurethane foam, lcynene features no toxic components. According to studies done by manufacturers, lcynene foam can cut costs at about 35 percent annually. These asbestos alternatives will not only reduce energy costs, but allow for a healthy home away from any health damaging materials.

If you need any questions answered about beautiful Lake Norman homes please contact your Lake Norman and Charlotte area agent at 704 451 7051 or by email!

See Also:

Be The First To See Lake Norman Hot New Listings as soon as they become available.

What would my Lake Norman Home Sell For?

Lake Norman Area No Hassle Buyer Program

Roby Robertson

 

Saving My Clients Thousands

Broker/Owner

 

Real Living In Style
Davidson NC

 

roby.robertson@realliving.com
www.LakeNormanRealLiving.com

 

Ph: 704 451 7051
Fax: 704 892 9766

Committed to Saving My Clients Thousands When Buying and Selling Real Estate


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