At ABC Contracting, our inspectors are highly trained in examining both commercial and residential buildings for asbestos. Our asbestos testing St Louis team carefully assesses the conditions in your building by evaluating samples of any materials suspected of having asbestos. Our asbestos testing inspections include a visual exam of the area as well as the collection and analysis of the samples. If asbestos is found, we provide a written report stating the location and the amount of damage. Our testing can also provide you with details like what type of asbestos is present and what percentage of asbestos fibers exist. With this information, we are then able to provide you with advice on what steps you need to take in order to correct the problem. If our inspectors determine that there is a need for removal, you can rest assured that our asbestos removal experts will follow the correct protocol while actively monitoring the amount of toxic fibers in the air.
What Exactly is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a heat-resistant, fibrous material that was widely used up until the mid 1980’s. Since then, asbestos has been linked to a wide range of health issues, including mesothelioma and COPD. Due to its high toxicity, it is extremely important to test for asbestos in your home or workplace and remove it if necessary. At ABC Contracting, we understand the importance of a thorough inspection, which is what makes us one of the best choices for asbestos testing in St. Louis.
What Areas Need Testing?
Areas that you should consider testing are surface materials such as sprayed or troweled on plaster ceilings and decking or fireproofing materials such as insulation. Thermal insulation examples would be pipes, boilers, tanks, and ducts, as well are the tape used on the ducts. Other miscellaneous types of asbestos can be found in the ceiling or floor tiles, cement panels, siding and roofing materials. These are the main areas of concern that the inspector can test for.
Once asbestos is removed and abated, our inspectors can go back in and test the air quality again. This ensures that there are no fibers remaining that might cause health problems down the road. It is not only important to have asbestos removed, but also to check again that the area is free of any contaminants.