When I was in school, our class took a trip to Vincennes. I know, it wasn’t the Bahamas or even King’s Island, but we had a great time. Seeing the old, historical homes of great American patriots meant a great deal to the class. I was so excited, but please remember that was a few (and a few more) years ago. I still love this old, historical city that has grown and is a landmark in our State. Historical homes are many times preserved for future posterity.

Sometimes, however, older homes are purchased and beautifully remodeled. My aunt and uncle had a house built for them when they were first married. I loved that house. Walking in the front door and traveling to the right in a circle brought you right back to the front door. Of course, there were bedrooms to your right and eventually a bathroom was added. The kitchen was in the back of the house and then as you continued through the circle, there was the dining room, and then back to the living room in the front of the house. The house had a cellar and an upstairs area over it in the middle of the circle. After my aunt and uncle had both passed away, the property was sold and the new owners remodeled this house beautifully. However, I will always remember the original look of the home with my aunt and uncle sitting on the long front porch waiting for us to arrive for a visit.

Was there asbestos in their house? I don’t know the answer, but asbestos was used in earlier years as a flame retardant. In good condition, asbestos is harmless. However, when damaged, asbestos can release microscopic fibers into the air that can lodge in a person’s lungs. Long-time exposure or heavy dosages can build up and lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma, as well as asthma.

Back to remodeling a house that contains asbestos; if remodeling or renovating, asbestos removal may be essential, and if so, it is time to call in the professionals. Crisis Cleaning can take the hassle and fear out of asbestos removal. They follow local, state, and federal asbestos removal regulations. We will discuss asbestos more in future articles, but please remember when in doubt, give Crisis Cleaning a call toll-free at (877) 260-4828 or email moc.g1516707805ninae1516707805lcsis1516707805irc@o1516707805fni1516707805. Leave the worry to the professionals.