Asbestos has been found to pose a serious health risk when asbestos fibers become airborne.
Asbestos was widely used between 1920 and 1989 in homes, schools, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and more… however, since NOT ALL ASBESTOS WAS BANNED, there are products still being manufactured with asbestos and are being used today.
It has been estimated that asbestos was used in over 3,000 products. Here are just some examples of building materials that are often found to contain asbestos include:
- Pipe insulation
- Boiler insulation
- Fire-proofing spray
- Vinyl floor tiles and associated mastic (glue)
- Sheet flooring
- Drywall systems – gypsum board, joint compound
- Textured coatings – “popcorn”, stipple coat, other spray applied or troweled-on finish coatings
- Ceiling tiles – several types, sizes, and styles
- Other insulating materials (blown-in vermiculite)
- Carpet adhesives
- Wood panel adhesive
- Duct mastics, sealants
- Window/door caulking and glazing
- Roofing materials
- Cementitious siding
- Cementitious pipes
- And more…
Northern Virginia Asbestos Testing Experts
Only professionally trained and licensed or accredited individuals are permitted by federal and state regulations to perform asbestos related activities.Even though Federal asbestos regulations do not apply to single-family homes or dwellings with 4 units or less, it is best to consult with a qualified professional.
NoVA Environmental Solutions has the expertise and the licensing to inspect structures for suspect asbestos containing materials, collect samples to be analyzed by a third-party laboratory, assess the conditions to determine potential risks, and to provide guidance.