Protect the Health of Those You Love.
Houses built prior to 1950 are most likely to have items, materials or parts containing asbestos. Asbestos fibers have been used in a wide range of manufactured goods like roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper and cement products, textiles, coatings, insulation on HVAC parts and duct work. Exposure to asbestos can increase the chances of lung disease, so it is important to know whether or not a home contains asbestos.
You usually can’t tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it, so you may want to have your home tested for asbestos-containing materials by a trained asbestos professional if:
- You are planning to remodel your home (remodeling can disturb building materials)
- Your home has damaged building materials (like crumbling drywall and insulation that is falling apart)
If unsure whether or not the material contains asbestos, HomeTeam Inspection Service can conduct an asbestos test by sampling the material. Special education, training, and certification are required to take samples and provide test results. With HomeTeam, you can rest assured the company that performs your testing has the proper credentials.
If asbestos testing confirms that you have asbestos in your home and if asbestos-containing material is becoming damaged (i.e., unraveling, frayed, breaking apart), you should immediately isolate the area (keep pets and children away from it) and refrain from disturbing the material (either by touching it or walking on it). Do not attempt to remove asbestos yourself; special protective equipment and isolation of the area may be necessary to protect the health and well-being of the inhabitants.