How to Identify Asbestos?

In general, it can be very difficult to identify asbestos with the naked eye. Asbestos has been used for many years in the production of building materials, including attic and wall insulation, floor tiles, roof shingles, and paint, as well as other residential and commercial materials. It typically produces a gray white or bland yellowing color when used in the production of insulation or floor tiles. But this may be also be misgiving. Not all of the listed materials necessarily contain asbestos, and if they do, removal can be time-consuming, costly, and even more dangerous if anything is left behind. Typically older homes are at greater risk for containing asbestos, particularly if they were built around or before 1980, but this is not always the case. While most widespread use of asbestos is banned, it is not completely illegal, and many products used in the construction of buildings may still use it to some varying degree. In other words, if it is not labeled to contain asbestos or to be asbestos-free, then there is no way to guarantee whether or not you are being exposed other than to have your home or business tested by a professional company like Asbestos Plus.

Often the first signs of asbestos in the home or office prove to be bad. If not tested for and removed, asbestos has been known to cause many serious, negative health issues, and puts anyone living or working in the immediate vicinity at risk. How to Identify Asbestos? Since the particles are usually dormant unless disturbed (by remodeling, reconstruction, etc.), often owners will only find out that they have been exposed to asbestos by feeling the affects of illness or, unfortunately, long-term disease. Doctors can test for exposure and even treat some minor symptoms, but when testing and removal is such an easy and convenient option with Asbestos Plus, there is no need to live in doubt of your health. We offer testing services, as well as removal and demolition, guaranteeing your structure is exposure free: from the shingles on the roof, to the insulation in the walls. We do it right the first time, for your safety.

How to Identify Asbestos? While difficult to identify just by looking at it, our Asbestos Plus professionals are trained to take samples in such a way as to prevent damage to your home or business, as well as making certain that disturbing the material will cause no further risk to you. The materials are then chemically tested, guaranteeing a result for us, and peace of mind for you. We leave no stone unturned, and no material untested in providing you with the most accurate result for your structure’s level of contamination.