You’ve finally decided to replace that outdated flooring in the kitchen. But before you start chipping away at the old tiles, you should ensure that you’re not unknowingly exposing yourself to asbestos mastic – a black, oily, fibrous substance used to adhere tiles and vinyl flooring to the subfloor. To make sure you and your family are protected, be sure to learn the steps to identifying asbestos mastic in your flooring. [Read more…] about Steps to Identifying Asbestos Mastic in Your Flooring
From the concerned to the thorough, regardless of your reasons to test your home or business for asbestos, it always helps to know what to expect. An asbestos inspection is done in two parts: a professional asbestos contractor will inspect your building for asbestos, taking samples from areas of concern and suspect materials. Secondly, those sample materials will be tested for the presence of asbestos. [Read more…] about Asbestos Inspection: What to Expect with Asbestos Testing
Asbestos has a lasting legacy in the United States, from health conditions that plague contractors, miners, and factory workers, to asbestos hazards in our homes, offices, and schools. Fear of asbestos comes from the fear of the health conditions it poses, and the difficulty of detecting the hazard. When it comes to diagnosing your risk of asbestos exposure, you’ve got two major sources: watching out for “sentinel diseases” that commonly are linked to asbestos or performing an inspection of suspect buildings for asbestos. [Read more…] about Is There Testing for Asbestos Exposure?