Asbestos is a significant danger to your respiratory health and must be treated carefully. Exposure to asbestos causes lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis, so it is worth taking precautionary measures. If you are buying or remodeling a home in Westminster that was built before the 1980s, thorough inspection and air testing for asbestos are necessary to comply with the policies of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
How We Test Westminster Properties for Mold
When performing an inspection for asbestos in Westminster, samples can be collected in a few different ways. One of the most important tests for asbestos is air sampling is using phase-contact microscopy. This identifies the presence of asbestos fibers in the air, the primary way that asbestos poses a health risk. When checking building material samples for asbestos, polarized light microscopy is used to identify the minerals that asbestos is composed of. Finally, soil and water testing are useful to recognize environmental contaminations in your Westminster property.
Where Is Asbestos Typically Found on Westminster Properties?
Before its ban in the 1980s, asbestos was commonly used in many construction materials. If you are repairing or redesigning a Westminster home from this era, testing for the current presence of asbestos should be done to ensure that you can proceed safely. Common materials that were constructed with asbestos include floor tiles, wall insulation, and insulated shielding in heated appliances like furnaces and stoves. Samples taken from these materials are later tested for the presence of asbestos, letting you know if they are safe to remove from your Westminster property.
Asbestos in Westminster Ceilings
Asbestos was a popular ingredient in popcorn style ceilings in Westminster before 1981. Asbestos is most dangerous when broken apart, releasing toxic fibers into the air, so if you want to remodel your ceiling, asbestos remediation will be required. During an inspection, our contractors will take a sample to test for asbestos, ensuring your air will be free of contamination when work begins. Let the experts at Elevation Environmental Services inspect your Westminster property for asbestos hazards to keep you safe.
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Safe Testing & Decontamination from Elevation Environmental Services
If you suspect your home or business has mold, lead, or even asbestos, call the Westminster, CO team at Elevation Environmental Services. Our inspection experts can find even trace amounts of contamination, and our cleaning technicians leave you with confidence that the health of you, your family, and guests are protected. Thanks to our commitment to superior customer service and first class cleaning procedures, we’re ready to take of your Westminster, CO home or business. Call us 24/7 for a team that’s ready for you.