Asbestos used to be one of the most popular building materials used in North America. As such, you can find it hidden in many old buildings. It might be used in the insulation, hidden in the ceiling, buried in the floor, or part of different varieties of textured paints. If you’re living or working in an older building, there’s a chance your inhaling asbestos on a daily basis – and you might not know it. But, if you hire Dover, Delaware’s top asbestos testing company, you can ensure the safety of everyone who steps inside your building – visitors and residents alike.
The Dangers of Asbestos
Asbestos is a fiber-like material that found widespread use as insulation in the past, mostly due to its resistance to heat, fire, and many other chemicals. While it was an excellent insulator, further research proved that it was dangerous, and in fact, it later became classified as a human carcinogen, which means long-term exposure can lead to cancer. Unfortunately, the more asbestos you breathe in, the greater your risk of developing mesothelioma, which is the most common cancer associated with asbestos. The only way you can no for sure that your building has no asbestos is to have it tested.
Dover, Delaware, Asbestos Testing Company
Fortunately for most, asbestos isn’t a problem until it’s damaged. This means that asbestos exposure usually doesn’t happen unless you’re demolishing something, or remodeling or renovating a building. During renovations, the fibers break free and become airborne, which puts everyone in the area at risk. Frequently, it’s those in the construction trades that are most affected by asbestos – particularly those trades involved in demolition work.
When you hire us as your asbestos testing company, we will route out asbestos no matter where it’s hiding. We will test the ceiling, slip into the attic, check out the paint and floors. Once we’ve conducted our thorough exam, you will know for sure whether your Delaware building has asbestos or not. And if it does, we will be able to provide you information on what your next step should be.
How We Can Help
We pride ourselves on being one of the best asbestos testing companies in the Dover area. Our experts have experience with every kind of building – from industrial warehouses to suburban homes. We know what to look for, how much time a thorough search will take, and we will do our best to conduct our search quickly so that you can get on with your life.
If you need to know anything about asbestos testing, or you need to schedule a test, please fill out our online form, or give us a call for an estimate.