Between the 1930s and the 1970s, asbestos was widely used in electrical, building, and construction materials because of its overall durability and resistance to fire. Although the 1989 Asbestos Ban prohibited the new use of asbestos in products, this hazardous material can still be found in many homes and buildings throughout the U.S. today.
When asbestos degrades to the point where it crumbles, it can become dangerous to your health if you inhale it. Depending on the amount and level of exposure, inhaling asbestos particles can increase your risk of asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
No matter the age of your home or building, the risk of asbestos exposure remains. Depending on the age of your property, asbestos could be hiding in your linoleum floors, the coating of your pipes, your walls and attic insulation, and any surfaces lined with asbestos paper. If your building has popcorn ceilings, there could also be asbestos hiding in them.
If you want to remove the popcorn ceilings in your home or complete any other type of remodeling project, you could inadvertently expose yourself to asbestos. The best way to identify the presence of asbestos and protect yourself before building demolition, home remodeling, or a commercial renovation is to schedule an asbestos survey.
Our team at Coastal Air Assessments conducts asbestos surveys in the West Palm Beach, Florida area. During an asbestos survey, we will inspect and identify any existing asbestos in your home or building, determining its specific location and providing testing reports that comply with regional standards and regulations.
Not only can we conduct a pre-remodeling asbestos survey at your home or business, but we can also inspect your location once construction is done to make sure the removal process was completed effectively. To schedule an asbestos survey or to learn more about what our surveys include, contact us today.