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The Mold Girl offers asbestos testing in Charleston, SC, or surrounding areas. Asbestos testing is required by law when demolition or remodeling is done on any residential or commercial building regardless of the year it was built. Asbestos is a serious health threat and should not be taken lightly.
Asbestos can be an invisible hazard in your home, and it can be present in multiple places. You may suspect that the age of your home makes it likely that asbestos is present. You may be planning to undertake a remodeling project or just want to know for your peace of mind if asbestos is present. The Mold Girl will follow all EPA guidelines for sample removal and testing. Call The Mold Girl Today!
5 REASONS FOR ASBESTOS TESTING
IT’S THE LAW!
There are federal and state laws that relate to asbestos. Many states have laws governing when situations under which asbestos testing is required, how samples are to be taken, and what type of lab they are sent to. Thus a contractor or homeowner may be required by law to test for asbestos.
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION
Some real estate transactions are contingent upon asbestos testing, as the presence of asbestos may affect the selling price. During a home inspection, the inspector may notice something that leads them to believe that there are asbestos materials in the home. The homeowner may also be required to disclose the presence of asbestos to a potential buyer.
Asbestos fibers travel invisible and can cause severe health problems. Asbestos poisoning, cancer, other lung conditions, and mesothelioma are conditions related to asbestos exposure. Even family members of those working with asbestos can be exposed.
REMODELING & DEMO
If your home was built between 1930 and 1977, your home might have asbestos in building materials. Homes built in the 1930s, 40s and 50’s traditionally had insulation containing asbestos. Asbestos was used later in a wider range of materials: roof and floor tiles, fabrics, cement products, even cookware, as examples. The penetration of substances made with asbestos will release fibers, and this is why testing needs to be done before work is done.
BUILT PRE – 1980
The most common types of ceilings that contained asbestos were acoustic ceiling tiles and popcorn ceilings. There were certain manufacturers that were known to use asbestos in their ceiling tiles as well. During the aging process, these tiles can break or crumble, releasing any asbestos fibers will be released.