Asbestos has been found in over 3,000 household products, most commonly including HVAC insulation, pipe coverings, floor tiles, ceiling texturing, shingles, siding, and drywall. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 20 percent of all public buildings and homes in the United States still contain asbestos products. One in four Americans don’t know whether their homes contain asbestos. Stay in the know with Asbestos Testing from NPI Northwest Alabama.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was once commonly used in many building materials for its strength and fireproofing qualities. Unfortunately, asbestos exposure has been linked to certain cancers, such as mesothelioma. Its use has been slowly phased out since the 1970s, however many buildings still contain asbestos in the form of floor or ceiling tiles, insulation, wallboard, and other building materials.
As these materials age, they become brittle, and friction can cause microscopic fibers to shed and be inhaled. If you suspect that your home or commercial building may have asbestos, your next step is to order an asbestos inspection from NPI.
About Asbestos Inspections
Before you start any remodeling project in a home or commercial building that may contain asbestos building materials, an inspection is necessary to determine whether special remediation will be required. Our professional inspectors have the expertise to identify areas of potential asbestos in any building. After taking samples of various surfaces where asbestos is suspected, we work with a trusted third-party laboratory to test the samples and deliver a full report on our findings.
Protect your family, tenants or workforce with asbestos inspections and testing from NPI.
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