When we think of spring cleaning, most of us think of the usual duties – cleaning out closets and cupboards, cleaning windows and floors and the like, but it can also be the kick-off to renovation season. That idea reminded me of an asbestos awareness post I wrote a few years ago and my contact at the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center was kind enough to send over some tips on how we can stay safe while undertaking larger projects where asbestos might be disturbed.
- Asbestos can be found in basement, attics, tiles, paint, adhesives and more. Be aware and cautious of asbestos while remodelling or cleaning and improve indoor air quality 🙂
- In areas where it is possible that it has fallen, do not use fans or sweep to prevent the inhale of asbestos fibres.
- Tips on how to watch and be aware of asbestos in the home, schools and more.
And if you don’t have any big renovations or remodel in the plans, here is a helpful infographic to help make spring cleaning go more smoothly.
Is it ridiculous to say I’m excited to get some spring cleaning done now that the busyness of April is behind me? Well, I don’t care if it is! I’m hoping to spend some time with the cleaning products I made from my Simply Earth box which I know are safe – and smell amazing!
Happy Spring cleaning!! And if you come across something you are not totally sure about, play it safe and call in some professionals to take a look. It’s not worth the risk of your health, or the health of your family.
P.S. This is not a sponsored post. I’m getting nothing for posting this but the joy of spreading awareness and the hope that these tips can help someone.