Asbestos, the commercial term for six specific fibrous minerals, was incorporated in a wide variety of building and insulation materials from the late 1800’s to the early 1980’s. Their tensile strength, heat and chemical resistance, and affordability resulted in their usage in virtually all building materials prior to 1981. Older homes therefore often contain asbestos in their window caulk, roofing, siding, ductwork, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, vinyl wallpaper, plaster, drywall, joint compound, attic insulation, and decorative or acoustic wall texturings.

Asbestos fibers can be 700 times smaller than a human hair, making them invisible to the human eye, and a potentially dangerous component of many of the materials within your home. When disturbed and inhaled, these fibers can scar lung tissue and cause lung and lining of the lung cancers. If you are unsure about the presence of asbestos in your home, Contact Us. Don’t put yourself at risk, allow our professionals to safely sample your home.

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asbestos inspections at a reduced rate
when using our laboratory.