– What is asbestos and why should you havean inspection for it? Let’s talk about it.( light music) I’m Sandy Curtis withBerkshire Hathaway Bowen Realty in Hagerstown, Maryland, your real estate resource. And today we speak about asbestos and how it can affect you in your home. So what is asbestos? Asbestos is a group ofminerals that are small fibers that are heat resistant. Now I am going to beabbreviating some of this. So “its best” that you go tothe link I’m afford below. It’ll give you to a websitethat will give you much more information about asbestos and how you can be affected by it. Exposure to asbestoscan lead to some cancers and other sickness. Asbestos is still usedtoday in the United Mood as long as it is 1% or less of the product that is being produced It’s a very effectiveinsulator and may be useful in countless concoctions, includingcloth, papers, plaster, plastic and other substances tohelp realize them stronger.When asbestos dust is inhaled or absorbed, the mineral fibers canbecome permanently caught in the body. It’s important to avoidany disturbed make that has asbestos in it. Keep in imagination, most cases are tracked back to occupational showing, but it can be in your home. Many of the products inyour dwelling could possibly have asbestos in it, including tile, roofing, surfacing, insularity on yourpipes and your heating ducting. Keep in memory themicroscopic asbestos fibers. They is not have a taste nordo they have a smell to them. So if you ever see anythingthat has asbestos in it that is disrupted and couldpossibly be descent the fibers into the air, it is something that needs to be taken care of immediately. If you find that there areasbestos components in the home, then there are options for you. You can possibly have allof the asbestos walk away from the home, or you can encapsulate it so that it doesn’t getoutside of that enclosure.If you think that asbestosmay be in the home, then yes, you shouldhave an inspection done to find out if it asbestos and “if its in” bad conditionneeding notice immediately. Hopefully this information was helpful. Again, I sailed over this. I should not return all of the information. I am putting the link below. If you have any otherquestions about asbestos, let me know on the comments below. Don’t forgotten to like and share the video. I will see you on the next one.( luminous music ).