Since it was not necessary to test for asbestos until recently, there’s a high chance that the material is present in residential and commercial buildings built before 1985. The use of asbestos for construction was prevalent before that owing to its durable and heat-resistant nature.
Today, asbestos is an unwelcome intruder in homes and commercial buildings. The fibrous material might seem harmless at first sight; long-term exposure, however, can cause respiratory problems and other health issues.
Health Effects of Asbestos Exposure
People exposed to large amounts of asbestos are at risk of the following diseases:
- Lung Cancer. This disease is often linked to smoking, but inhalation of asbestos increases your risk for developing cancerous tumors in the lungs.
- Asbestosis. An inflammatory condition that affects lungs, asbestosis causes shortness of breath and impairs lung capacity due to scarring.
- Mesothelioma. Another type of cancer that affects the linings of the chest and lungs. Linings infected with mesothelioma no longer serve their purpose, exposing the organs and making them vulnerable to diseases.
Testing for Asbestos
The risk of exposure increases when materials that contain asbestos are disturbed, resulting in the fibers being released into the air. Instances of such disturbances include home renovation projects where sawing, drilling, and other actions cause materials with asbestos to crumble or break.
For this reason, AAA Restoration recommends carrying about asbestos testing before beginning any renovation projects.
Our asbestos testing services will examine every nook and cranny in your home. Trust our experts to spot even the smallest spot of this unwelcome visitor.
Call us today to schedule an appointment.
We Do Asbestos Testing For:• Homeowners
• Contractors / Builders
Common Asbestos Suspect Materials:•Ceiling Spray
• Sheet Vinyl
• Pipe Insulation
• Tank Insulation
• Floor Tile / Mastic