Asbestos Testing in Los Angeles
Expert Asbestos Testing Specialists Serving the San Fernando Valley & Beyond
At LimeGreen Water Damage & Restoration, we are experts at managing sensitive and specialized testing and property inspections. We also help clients with mold and lead testing, which require exact testing and professional removal as well. We realize that your home is important to you, and that’s why we want to help ensure that you’re doing everything possible to protect the air quality and safety of those in and around your home.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring material found in several common minerals used in home building supplies like ceilings, tiles, pipes, and drywall. It can be extremely hazardous to humans. LimeGreen Water Damage & Restoration has over two decades of experience in the restoration industry, and we know how to manage every aspect of the home restoration process. Asbestos testing is an important, vital step in the restoration process that must be completed before you can begin repairing your home.
You only want a restoration professional handling such a potentially dangerous and vital step. Improper testing by an untrained professional is unwise and unsafe, and the EPA discourages DIY asbestos testing because you can disrupt the potentially hazardous minerals and unintentionally expose yourself and those around you. Our specialists at LimeGreen Water Damage & Restoration are licensed and trained, and we are an IICRC certified firm.
We provide asbestos testing and inspection in the Los Angeles area. Call (833) 933-1445 today for an appointment and free estimate.
Why You Need Asbestos Testing
Asbestos is a natural material, so when left undisturbed, it poses no hazard to humans. However, once disrupted, asbestos becomes a carcinogen, and its fibrous crystals attach to air molecules. When these air molecules are inhaled over a long period of time, they can lead to terrible illnesses like lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
Asbestos has a very high burn temperature, and it is very durable, which is why it was added to many everyday products to extend usability. Amosite and crocidolite are the two most caustic types of asbestos, and while asbestos was banned from most building usages in the 1980s, it is still not an illegal material. Homes built before the 1980s could still have asbestos in many of the building materials used when it was built.
Everyday items that may contain asbestos in older homes include:
- Attic insulation
- Fire retardants
- Floor tiles
- Electrical and heating insulation
- Textured paint
With so many areas of possible contamination, the EPA and OSHA have put guidelines in place that require all commercial businesses and multi-resident buildings to be inspected and surveyed for asbestos before beginning renovation, remodeling, or restoration projects. So, before any demolition can begin, contractors need to know that they aren’t disrupting potentially hazardous materials and dispelling them into the air. Failure to adhere to these guidelines can lead to hefty fines and penalties.
Asbestos Testing and Inspection in Encino & Throughout Los Angeles
The EPA has cautioned homeowners from conducting DIY asbestos testing because it could be dangerous to you and your neighbors. Testing for asbestos requires removing samples of the potentially hazardous materials and sending them to a lab for testing.
If you are not familiar with how to safely take a sample from areas around your home or business, you could be unknowingly exposing yourself to this dangerous carcinogen. Hiring a professional asbestos testing company like LimeGreen Water Damage & Restoration can save you from the stress and danger of dealing with this known hazardous material without the proper equipment and knowledge.
There are three primary ways to test for asbestos in and around a property, and our team can quickly perform an air, soil, and materials test to determine if your property will need asbestos abatement.
Again, you should not try to interact with hazardous materials yourself. If you think that asbestos materials have already been disrupted, you can call in the professionals at LimeGreen Water Damage & Restoration.
We can help you with your asbestos testing and inspection in Los Angeles. Call today at (833) 933-1445 for an appointment and free estimate.
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