How to stop worrying about asbestos – a simple guide

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibre that until the late 90s, was widely used in the construction of houses here in the UK. Before people understood the dangers of asbestos, the substance was widely used as insulation in flooring and roofing, and was sometimes even sprayed onto walls for insulation purposes too.

We now understand that asbestos is a dangerous substance that we shouldn't keep in our homes, and many homeowners have taken action to remove the substance from their roofs and floors. But the idea of having presence of this substance asbestos in your home can cause a lot of worries, and even if you've had it removed professionally, the worry may never fully leave you.

We wanted to outline how you can stop worrying about asbestos, with a few simple tips:

Why does asbestos worry us so much?

If you've ever read about the harmful effects of asbestos then it isn't hard to understand why people might feel worried about having the substance lurking in their homes. According to the NHS, when the dust from asbestos is breathed in it can cause long-term damage to the lungs. If you think that you've got asbestos in your home and that you and your family could be breathing it in every day, it isn't hard to see why this could cause you to worry.

So how do you stop worrying about asbestos?

Well, first of all, you should get an expert to come into your home and double-check that there is no asbestos there, even if you've already had this work done. It can be somewhat expensive, but if the idea of asbestos being in your home is really worrying you and causing huge anxiety then it is absolutely an investment worth making.

Secondly, you should practice exercises that can help you to manage anxiety. For example, we've written previously about the '3-3-3 rule', a simple practice that can really help to keep anxiety and worries at bay.

So there you have it, if the thought of asbestos in your home is causing you to lose sleep, then hopefully some of the ideas in this article will help you to manage the stress. As we say, the best thing you can do is to double-check that you don't have asbestos in your home by using an expert company.

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