Asbestos Testing In Maryland
If you suspect that your home may contain asbestos, there’s no time to wait.
Asbestos is extremely dangerous, being linked to dozens of respiratory diseases and even unique cancers.
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When Your Health Is At Risk, Count on First & Last Restoration
Asbestos is a hazardous material that was commonly used for its durability and resistance to heat, but it poses significant health risks when its fibers become airborne and are inhaled.
Exposure to asbestos can lead to severe respiratory diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, all of which have long latency periods, making them hard to detect early. As there is no safe level of exposure, even brief or minimal contact can be dangerous, making it crucial to test and properly manage or remove asbestos in buildings and products to prevent exposure and safeguard public health.
The sooner you contact us, the faster we can address the damage. Our team of certified professionals are available 24/7 to respond to your call. We’ll arrive on scene quickly to assess the damage and begin the restoration process. Don’t hesitate, give us a call today.
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We Work With Your Insurance Provider
At First & Last Restoration, we understand that dealing with an insurance company can be a daunting task, especially with asbestos.
No more figuring out what your insurance will cover. Our team of experts has industry knowledge specific to restoration insurance claims and can do the paperwork and correspondence for you. We’ll also work with your insurance adjuster to make sure all the damages are properly documented and that you’re getting the full coverage you’re entitled to.
Asbestos Testing FAQs
Asbestos testing is the process of collecting samples of materials from buildings and products and analyzing them in a laboratory to determine if they contain asbestos fibers.
Asbestos testing is crucial to identify the presence of asbestos in homes or workplaces, ensuring that proper measures can be taken to manage or remove it, thereby preventing exposure and protecting health.
Testing should be considered before purchasing a new property, during renovations or demolitions of buildings built before the 1980s, or if materials that might contain asbestos are damaged or deteriorating.
A certified asbestos professional or an accredited laboratory should perform asbestos testing. These professionals have the training and equipment to safely collect samples and analyze them.
Asbestos testing typically involves collecting samples of suspect material, which are then sent to a laboratory for analysis. The analysis usually involves polarized light microscopy (PLM) or transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to detect asbestos fibers.
If asbestos is found, it’s essential to consult with a licensed asbestos removal specialist to discuss management or removal options. Do not attempt to remove it yourself as this can lead to further contamination and exposure.
In many regions, asbestos testing is required by law before any renovation or demolition of certain structures, particularly those built before the 1980s. Check local regulations for specific requirements.
Asbestos has been used in a wide variety of building materials, including insulation, roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, cement sheets, and pipe coverings among others.
The cost varies depending on the size of the area being tested and the number of samples taken. Generally, homeowners can expect a baseline fee with additional costs per sample analyzed. Generally, if the asbestos is to be removed, the cost of testing is covered.