For many years in several different commercial and industrial settings and products, asbestos has been used for its resistance to heat, fire, and electricity. And although its use has diminished, there are still many buildings or homes in Tampa, FL, and in the whole US that contain this type of mineral. Asbestos is hazardous, and asbestos exposure can cause many health problems such as Mesothelioma.
Since the late 1970s, asbestos usage has been regulated but never wholly banned. Additional, there are still many materials from overseas that might even contain regulated quantities of asbestos. In many states, including Florida, before remodeling or demolishing a building, you need to perform asbestos testing.
We can help you identify if there are unsafe materials with asbestos. Our inspectors have years of experience and are trained to know which are the materials that most likely contain asbestos and to gather samples safely.
What does an Asbestos Inspection Involve?
- Records and previous inspections, plans, material specifications, etc.
- Physical inspection of the building
- Detection of materials that might contain asbestos
- The state determines sample collection, the number of samples and federal regulation based on the purpose of the asbestos inspection, as well as the type and quantity of each material found
- The collected samples are taken to a commercial laboratory
- Assessment of the percentage of asbestos content found
The materials identified as containing asbestos must then be disposed of in a specialized manner. Asbestos abatement companies can help ensure proper disposal of those materials. If the asbestos materials are not disposed of first, then you have to treat every other material as if it contains asbestos, resulting in a more significant expense than the standard disposal.
At Air Allergen & Mold Testing, we provide asbestos testing and monitoring services in Tampa, FL, for contractors, demolition services, industrial, commercial, government, and residential clients. We are one of the most trusted companies in the area, and we make sure to resubmit to the lab any sample suitable for point count analysis, at no additional cost, to reduce the risk of incurring unnecessary abatement costs.