It wasn’t too long ago that asbestos was considered the go-to material for crafting building supplies. Largely because of its fire-resistant qualities, it was used in everything from wall board to floor covering to insulation. However, asbestos was found to cause a variety of respiratory ailments when the fibers in these materials were inhaled, as during construction, manufacturing or remodeling. That led to asbestos products being banned in Maryland and elsewhere in the United States in the early 1970s. Although such materials are no longer being used for new projects, there are still a large number of properties in the Bethesda area that contain building materials made from asbestos.

The good news is that living in a home with asbestos materials is completely safe unless such products are disturbed, as happens during remodeling or demolition projects. Before you begin such a project, it’s wise to have your pre-1980 home evaluated by a professional asbestos testing company before you begin work.

What is asbestos testing?

Asbestos testing is recommended for homes built before 1980 to determine if you need an asbestos abatement team to remove such material prior to a remodeling or demolition project. It’s almost impossible to tell by sight whether you have asbestos in your home. Many modern materials, such as cellulose insulation, that looks like material made with asbestos, but is completely harmless.

Asbestos removal services

If your asbestos test results indicate that you have asbestos material in your home, you need the services of a professional asbestos abatement contractor, someone like Asbestos Removal Now. We are soley focused on asbestos testing and removal. It’s not just a sideline for us. Our asbestos removal services include:

  • Making sure your home is free from asbestos materials.
  • Protecting your home and family from asbestos particles during the removal process.
  • Quick and efficient service.
  • A professional, skilled and courteous team.
  • Leaving your property as clean or cleaner than it was when we arrived

Bethesda Maryland asbestos testing

Although you’ll find a number of asbestos testing kits offered online, asbestos testing makes a poor do-it-yourself project. An untrained homeowner may not know where to look for asbestos materials and/or be able to accurately interpret the test results. Do you really want to leave your family’s health to your ability to accurately test for asbestos? Hiring a professional crew like ours will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your project is being handled safely and professionally. To learn more about our Maryland asbestos testing services, contact Asbestos Removal Now.