Asbestos Lab Analysis (Recommended for homes built before 1978)
The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), the world’s leading home inspection association, is pleased to announce its new venture with PRO-LAB, one of the world’s leading environmental testing laboratories. Our InspectionNOW staff has been fully trained and certified to perform a number of essential Lab analysis and is always striving to provide you with the precise information and peace of mind for your future well-being.
Some issues can’t be seen with the naked eye. We want to make sure none of them come back to bite you after you’ve closed on your new property. At Inspection NOW, we believe in offering thorough, accurate sampling and lab testing to make sure you know exactly what you are getting yourself into. The staff at Inspection NOW has been fully trained and certified to perform lab tests, including mold, lead, air quality, water quality, asbestos, and radon testing.
Learn what your future or current property’s concerns are by getting in touch with our team now. We have staff standing by at all times to take your call, and we often do same-day inspections for your convenience. It’s time to enjoy greater peace of mind and enter this new chapter of your life with complete confidence. Call today to begin.
WHAT IS ASBESTOS?
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that is made up of long, thin fibers that can look similar to fiberglass. Due to its strengthening, heat and sound proofing capability, manufacturers used asbestos to make many common household products including, pipe insulation, ceiling and floor tile, paints, caulking, and adhesives.
HOW DO YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH ASBESTOS?
The EPA has established a ban on the use of asbestos, but it is still a health hazard because it is still found in many homes, offices and schools. When asbestos is handled or disturbed the fibers become airbone and are easily inhaled. Man-made products such as insulation, paints, caulking, table pads, ceiling and floor tiles, roof shingles, cement, hair dryers and many other products contain asbestos. As asbestos becomes chipped, cracked, crumbly, powdery, flaky or decayed, the fibers can be released into the air and then inhaled and can pose a health risk for the residents.
WHAT CAN ASBESTOS DO TO YOU?
The United States Department of Health and Human Services has determined that asbestos is a known carcinogen. When inhaled, even in small amounts over time, asbestos fibers can cause a range of severe diseases including lung cancer, asbestosis (an irreversible scarring of the lungs similar to emphysema), and mesothelioma (a cancer of the chest and abdominal lining which causes tumors which grow, spread rapidly and is 100% fatal). Exposure to asbestos may also increase the risk of other cancers such as those of the larynx (throat) and of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach).
WHAT ARE THE FIRST SIGNS OF ASBESTOS POISONING?
Common symptoms of asbestosis include:
- shortness of breath.
- tightness in your chest.
- persistent dry cough.
- chest pain.
- appetite loss.
- finger clubbing (enlarged fingertips)
- nail deformities.
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE AN ASBESTOS PROBLEM?
The only sure way to find out if an asbestos problem is present your home or office is to test for it!
Inspection Now will accurately and reliably analyze your collected bulk sample for asbestos contamination to 1% content by volume, providing a professional lab report within (2) business days of our receipt of your test sample(s). If you would like to have a professional asbestos inspection, click on the “Schedule Now” button below and get started. A Pro-Lab Certified Inspection Now inspector can identify the source of a potential asbestos problem in your home or office.