What Is Asbestos And Why Should I Care?
Asbestos is a group of mineral fibers present on the earth. The risk of asbestos-related problems is dependent on the type of product being incorporated and its state of degradation.
The presence of asbestos-containing materials in a home is not hazardous unless the material becomes damaged. Asbestos could be present in a fixture or everyday products in homes, schools, buildings, and industrial locations. This is because of its fiber strength and heat resistant properties. It can dwell in many places throughout the house, from the basement to the attic.
However, damaged, deteriorating, or friable asbestos that becomes dry and crumbles into powder may release asbestos fibers into the air. Occupants in the house may inhale them, and as a result, could pose a serious health problem. So, keep an eye on asbestos-containing materials and regularly check them for signs of wear and tear. Remember not to touch and never disturb it, and limit any access to the area. As much as possible, do not make changes in the home that can disrupt it. Call a professional to repair and or remove it.
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We recommend Asbestos Testing if you are buying an older home and if there are plans to renovate. We take a small sample of materials typically known to contain asbestos and send them to a lab for testing. Then, we provide results within two to three days.
To further your knowledge about asbestos contamination, here are some of the areas in your home that may contain asbestos:
- Wall insulation
Asbestos exposure is detrimental to health. Thus, early detection helps to mitigate its harmful effects. However, you cannot tell if a product contains asbestos by simply looking at it. So if in doubt, leave the material alone and contact us for your Salt Lake City, UT, Asbestos Testing. Never take samples on your own because if done incorrectly, sampling may be more hazardous.
We will help you before and after the asbestos analysis. Only a professional can test for asbestos and assess whether or not removal is safe or even necessary. We analyze and identify types of asbestos and determine whether it is friable or not. After the extraction, we will then evaluate to ensure the area is safe to occupy.
With expertise tagged in our name, we guarantee only the best! Above all, we can vouch that our experienced, trained, and accredited asbestos professionals will perform this testing accurately and efficiently.
Schedule your Salt Lake City, UT Asbestos Testing today!
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