Why Test for Asbestos?
Information About Asbestos
Asbestos can be found in many materials such as attic and wall insulation containing vermiculite, vinyl floor tiles, roofing shingles, house siding, and textured paint. Some oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets with insulation can also contain the mineral.
There is no amount of exposure time which causes health effects. However, hazards with asbestos only occur when fibers are released into the air. Many homes have materials containing the mineral, but in construction pieces which have not been touched.
Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally from rock and soil. The rock and soil used to collect materials during construction are often never separated from those materials. This mineral was common in construction between 1930 and 1950.
When asbestos fibers are disturbed and released into the air, the small fibers can make their way into a human’s lungs. Once the fibers are in a human’s lungs, the fibers can potentially block blood flow to cells causing issues such as lung cancer and mesothelioma.
How Do We Test For Asbestos?
We take as many samples as requested inside or on the home and send them to our trusted lab. A detailed report is received within 72 hours. The report documents if there are particulates in the home at elevated levels and support staff is available for questions.