ASBESTOS & LEAD INSPECTION & TESTING
Asbestos and Lead Inspections and Testing:
Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida
An asbestos inspection and testing by a certified asbestos inspector is a necessary service, as asbestos was used routinely in the construction of buildings for decades. Asbestos in Alabama and Tennessee areas such as Birmingham AL, Huntsville AL, Montgomery AL, Tuscaloosa AL, and Nashville TN, is an unfortunate legacy, and we offer excellent rates and fast response to your asbestos situation. Inspection for asbestos by a certified asbestos inspector is vital if you plan to remodel or demolish a structure as many building materials may contain asbestos.
If you live in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee areas such as Birmingham AL, Huntsville AL, Montgomery AL, Tuscaloosa AL, and Nashville TN and plan to disturb any building materials, please contact us right away.
How Long Does It Take To Get The Asbestos Testing Results?
For asbestos testing, generally two to three working days are required from the time of inspection until the final report is generated and e-mailed to the client. For more information and / or to schedule appointments for an Asbestos Survey contact Chuck Marion (Certified Asbestos Inspector issued by the State of Alabama Division of Occupational Safety and Health).
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is the name of a group of highly fibrous minerals with separable, long, and thin fibers. Separated asbestos fibers are strong enough and flexible enough to be spun and woven. Asbestos fibers are heat resistant, making them useful for many industrial purposes.
Asbestos has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Because asbestos fibers are resistant to heat and most chemicals, they have been mined for use in over 3,000 different products, including roofing materials, brake pads, and cement pipe often used in distributing water to communities. Today, asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints and other coating materials, and floor tiles.
Elevated concentrations of airborne asbestos can occur after asbestos-containing materials are disturbed by cutting, sanding or other remodeling activities. Improper attempts to remove these materials can release asbestos fibers into the air in homes, increasing asbestos levels and endangering people living in those homes.
Asbestos can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance.
Where Asbestos Hazards May Be Found In The Home
Asbestos was commonly found in building materials such as, heating duct insulation, acoustic spray ceiling material, flooring and glues, roofing materials and glues, drywall mudding compounds, exterior stucco, exhaust and water piping, piping insulation, housing siding panels.
Why Do An Asbestos Inspection and Testing?
Asbestos is a dangerous carcinogen. Asbestos exposure may cause mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos poses the greatest danger when it becomes airborne. Demolishing, repairing, or just disturbing suspect materials may cause the asbestos fibers to dislodge and release into the air. Before you have your house remodeled, you should find out whether asbestos-containing materials are present and the only way to do this is with an asbestos inspection and testing.
Contact us today to schedule an asbestos test and inspection.
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