Asbestos testing is generally recommended for every type of building. However, if you have a house that was built in or before 1985, testing for asbestos becomes critical. This is because earlier, asbestos was extensively used as a building material, as its harmful effects weren’t known. Even now, asbestos used for heat and electrical insulation is still widespread. A common practice among home-owners is to remove vermiculite (insulation containing asbestos) from the attic or walls as well as asbestos tape from furnaces, air ducts, heat registers, etc.
Asbestos is dangerous, and inhaling the dust can cause lung cancer and disease. Areas that are known to have high traces of asbestos include the wall and floor tiling, and roofing material like shingles and siding. However, these surfaces generally don’t release asbestos dust unless they are moved or harmed. Therefore, you shouldn’t disturb such surfaces until you receive the test results.
If you suspect vermiculite or asbestos in your home and want to make sure the air you are breathing is free from these harmful fibers, give us a call and we will test for asbestos right away. Our licensed technicians will take a sample and send it to our lab for analysis. Results will be provided 4 to 5 days afterwards. A rush can be placed on the test in order to receive the results 2 to 3 days after submission.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not remove asbestos in homes. We do however refer companies that will perform removal of asbestos and beat anyone’s price guaranteed.
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