Skip to content
Hazardous Waste Symbol Picture by Francisco Javier Argel at http://www.flickr.com/photos/totoro_zine/2062522813/

Asbestos Warning

Asbestos is a natural mineral fiber known to cause cancer when inhaled. Never dust, sweep, or vacuum anything that may contain asbestos.

Because asbestos is so dangerous, make sure to follow all the instructions below.

Get a Pro to Help

According to the US EPA you can't tell if a material contains asbestos by looking at it unless it is properly labelled. When in doubt, it is best to have the material analyzed by a professional. Taking samples by yourself is not recommended. It can be more hazardous to take a sample by yourself than it is to leave the material in place.

A professional service will know what to look for and how to properly take a sample. Talk to the businesses below if you suspect that you have asbestos in your household.

Why care about asbestos?

Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause for the rare cancer mesothelioma which affects the protective lining of the lungs, abdomen, and some of the body's other internal organs.

Clean Up Services

There are several businesses that will do the removal of asbestos to help you get rid of the material safely. Take a look at our Abestos Removal Services page for more information.

Where to go