An asbestos removal contractor can inspect products in your home to confirm whether or not they contain asbestos. If they find asbestos, and it’s intact and not deteriorating, you have the surface sealed so the fibers will not be released into the air. If the product containing asbestos is protected behind walls or otherwise isolated, you can just leave it alone. Removing asbestos is complex and costly, but it can be done. You’ll want an experienced pro who’ll take maximum safety precautions. The workers will be wearing full protective clothing and masks, and they’ll probably keep the affected area damp to keep dust and fibers from floating around. Their clothing has to be specially cleaned after every job, and they’ll have to take the hazardous waste with them and dispose of it properly. You’ll want to get out of the house while they do the removal. Asbestos dust shouldn’t be inhaled by anyone who’s not wearing protective safety gear.