Commonly used in building materials during and prior to the 1970s, asbestos can cause major health issues when breathed into the lungs. When planning home repair or remodeling activities, it’s important to complete asbestos testing before starting to ensure proper precautions are taken if asbestos exists. At HomePro Inspections, we offer asbestos testing so you can be properly informed about what’s in your home. Request a quote now or call (904) 268-8211 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.
This option is appropriate when your home was built prior to 1970, and building materials have recently been or will be disturbed by repair, remodeling, or demolition activities.
- Lab tested
- Lab report included
*Discount available if combined with a home inspection package.
Note: Site location(s) chosen by customer. Samples are shipped to an accredited lab for testing.
What Products Contain Asbestos?
Most products manufactured today do not contain asbestos, and those that do are required to be labeled appropriately. Until the 1970s and even into 1990, many building materials and other products contained asbestos because of its fiber strength and resistance to heat. Products commonly containing asbestos included the following and more, and should be tested.
- Roofing shingles and coatings
- Roofing and flooring felts
- Ceiling and flooring tiles
- Decorative “popcorn” ceiling spray
- Paper products
- Pipe wrap
- Asbestos cement products
- Friction products (auto clutches, brakes, and transmission parts)
- Heat-resistant fabrics (fire retardant around oil furnaces)
Beware: Attic and wall insulation produced using vermiculite ore, particularly ore that originated from a Libby, Montana mine, may contain asbestos fibers. Vermiculite was mined in Libby, Montana between 1923 and 1990. Prior to its close in 1990, much of the world’s supply of vermiculite came from the Libby mine. This mine had a natural deposit of asbestos which resulted in the vermiculite being contaminated with asbestos.
Exposure to Asbestos Can Cause Health Issues
When materials containing asbestos are disturbed during repairs, remodeling, or other activities, asbestos fibers can be released into the air. If the fibers enter your lungs they can increase your likelihood of developing harmful health issues, including the following.
Breathing in asbestos fibers can cause lung cancer.
Long-term, progressive, non-cancerous lung disease.
Rare form of cancer found in the lining of the lung, chest, abdomen, and heart.
Located in Jacksonville, FL, and serving St. Augustine and the surrounding areas, HomePro Inspections provides various environmental testing services for your peace of mind. In addition to asbestos inspections and testing, we offer services for testing mold, indoor air quality, water, lead paint, radon, meth labs, and Chinese drywall. Get started with a quote by calling one of our knowledgeable team members at (904) 268-8211.