What Is Asbestos And Why Should I Care?
Asbestos is a group of mineral fibers found 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 has been commonly used in everyday products included in homes, schools, buildings, and industrial locations 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 that can be inhaled and pose a serious health risk for the occupants. 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. If you need to make changes in the home that can disrupt it, repair and removal should only be done by a trained and accredited professional.
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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. Results are usually provided 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 has unfavorable effects and must be controlled and mitigated. You cannot tell if a product is made with asbestos by simply looking at it. If in doubt, leave the material alone and contact us for your Salt Lake City, UT Asbestos Testing. Never take samples on your own. 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 evaluate to ensure the area is safe to occupy.
With expertise tagged in our name, we guarantee only the best and most experienced trained and accredited asbestos professionals to perform this testing accurately and efficiently.
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