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Asbestos Testing

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a toxic natural mineral. It has been mined and used for centuries because of its durability and heat/chemical resistance properties. It has been commonly used in building construction materials for its insulation and fire-retardant characteristics.

Asbestos is most commonly found in older buildings and homes in such building materials as flooring products (floor tile, linoleum), floor mastics, millboards, pop-corn ceiling material, furnace insulation materials, etc. Improper attempts to remove asbestos products can be hazardous, as they can release asbestos fibers into the air.

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Effects on Health

Inhaling of asbestos fibers can cause many different types of lung and GI cancers. The biggest limitation of these diseases is that the symptoms do not show up until many years after exposure begins.

Asbestos Inspection Services

An asbestos inspection is done on client’s request. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and federal regulations, the initial phase of the inspection includes identifying all suspects Asbestos-Containing Building Materials (ACBM) that are scheduled to be removed or disturbed during renovation, restoration, or demolition.

This inspection is conducted by a TDSHS licensed asbestos inspector in accordance with applicable TDSHS, Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.

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