Asbestos, most commonly present in industrial, commercial and residential areas with construction or home renovations, is a naturally occurring mineral with various properties that become highly toxic when they have been broken down or disturbed. While the use of products and materials with asbestos has largely declined, there are still environments where exposure can put many at risk for diseases and fatal illnesses. Do you need asbestos testing? Read along to find out more.
An estimated 10,000 deaths in the U.S. are reported to be from asbestos-related complications.
One of the most common and widely known diseases caused by overexposure to asbestos is mesothelioma, a type of cancer that fatally affects the lungs. Out of the 10,000 asbestos-related deaths, almost a third are from mesothelioma. Unlike mold, there are no visible signs to indicate that asbestos are present and that is why a professional assessment from Mold Quality Testing must be completed.
Being such a hazardous mineral the United States Environmental Protection Agency has implemented and enforced heavy regulations on the use of asbestos. There are many local and/or state regulations requiring a licensed professional to perform an assessment of the condition of the property where asbestos pollution is most likely present; such as any building with renovation or demolition projects. Some buildings require frequent inspections in order to be in compliance with building city or states codes. Most residential, commercial and educational buildings are required to comply with asbestos regulations for safety reasons. Property owners, building management and/contractors of such infrastructures should be scheduling an asbestos inspection regularly to avoid any legal penalties.
The certified inspectors at Quality Mold Testing have vast experience in identifying building materials where asbestos are present by collecting a large amount different samples. These samples include materials from the building thermal system insulation, surface materials like ceiling or floor tiles, wall plaster and/or roof coatings. These samples are then sent to an accredited laboratory for analysis. When the inspector receives the results, he or she will then be able to provide you with the detailed results on the extent of the damage. After the full evaluation, you will either be referred or given recommendations on how to either properly remove and dispose of any hazardous materials containing even the smallest level of asbestos or to seal those materials to prevent any further pollution.
Our asbestos testing inspectors work hard to learn about the history of the environment they are inspecting to bring clients the solutions they need. Over time they have also realized that many family members who experience daily occupational exposure to asbestos bring the hazardous fibers back home, unintentionally exposing their loved ones to an increasing amount of asbestos. Proper inspections are not only to correct a pollution problem but also to take the necessary precautions in efforts to keep our communities health protected.
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We work together with homeowners, building managers, landlords, commercial property owners or any organization looking to schedule an asbestos inspection and assessment. Call us today at (305) 490-0998 and let us give you the peace of mind in knowing that the indoor quality of air you are inhaling does not pose a threat to your life.