Although it is not recommended for homeowners to remove asbestos themselves, it is legal in some states as of 2015 and can be done if the asbestos is firmly bound. If you decide to remove asbestos, wear disposable person... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To properly remove asbestos, seal the room with plastic sheeting and put on safety gear, including a respirator and a disposable body suit. Wet the material containing asbestos thoroughly, and remove it in whole pieces. ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

All companies and employees thereof that work in asbestos abatement are required to be certified, by U.S. federal law. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services oversees training courses that educate seven roles o... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To collect and test asbestos samples on your own legally, you must first own the property and live in a single-family home. Bodily protection and properly sealing the area that may contain asbestos are required to preven... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Determining whether a house contains asbestos or not involves verifying repairs made to the home over the life of the house, investigating the house's age and contacting experts with asbestos to ascertain whether the mat... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Some states have government programs that provide homeowners with free radon test kits, including South Carolina, Minnesota and Missouri. Inquire about free radon test kits through the state radon contact or the Environm... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

There are several organizations that help with grants to put toward a home renovations, and each organization has different criteria homeowners must meet before obtaining a grant. Consider contacting the local State Hist... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance