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Asbestos Testing in New Jersey

Asbestos is a group of minerals composed of flexible, heat-resistant fibers. Today, several regulations have limited its use due to its excessive carcinogenic potential and link to numerous health conditions. So, if you are planning a renovation or maintenance project in New Jersey, consider scheduling an asbestos inspection and testing service. This will help determine how much asbestos is in your commercial or residential property and the risk of harm it presents to your tenants or family.

Why Would You Test for Asbestos?

Exposure to asbestos can have catastrophic and even fatal health repercussions. When asbestos fibers are released into the air and get access into your lungs, they pose a huge health danger. Every year, 12,000 to 15,000 Americans die as a result of asbestos exposure.

Chrysotile (white asbestos), Crocidolite (blue asbestos), and Amosite (brown asbestos) are the most common types of asbestos present in a variety of building construction materials.

There have been cases of cancer and mesothelioma found in people dealing with blue asbestos than any other type of asbestos. That said; nearly all asbestos carries similar risks.

Some of the asbestos related diseases include:

  • Asbestos (chronic irritation of the airways)
  • Mesothelioma (cancer associated with the lining of the lungs)
  • Asbestosis (type of fatal lung disease)
  • Pleural disease ( inflammation of the lining of the lung)

Areas with Potential Asbestos

Throughout New Jersey (and elsewhere in the USA), the OSHA and EPA require those who own older homes or buildings to moderate the risks of asbestos when remodeling, renovating, or during demolition. Definitely, this means that buildings must be tested for materials that may contain asbestos. Failure to abide by these rules may attract fines or other severe penalties.

When it comes to asbestos testing, it’s crucial to understand the most prevalent areas where asbestos can be found. Our asbestos inspection experts test for asbestos in areas such as:

  • Floor tiles, tile adhesives, vinyl sheet flooring, and resilient floor tiles - Our team will test the condition of these building materials for any asbestos fibers.
  • Decorative sprayed wall coverings - These building materials are prone to water damage, resulting in crumbly or loose materials. Our team of qualified inspectors will advise you if immediate asbestos abatement is required.
  • Roofing: As these materials are usually durable and will unlikely release fibers unless drilled, sawed, or cut, it is only advisable to seek asbestos inspection services if a demolition or renovation project is ongoing.
  • Door gaskets in furnaces and stoves – Usually, these become worn out with constant use. As such, fibers can be slowly released into the surrounding air with each closing and opening of the door. Our team can help mitigate the risks linked to asbestos by testing the condition of the seals.
  • Pipe insulation
  • Siding

How Can You Test for Asbestos; Our Process

At AAA Lead Professionals, we use advanced equipment and tried and tested methods to identify asbestos in your residential or commercial building. We use the following methods to test for asbestos:

Bulk material sampling

We mostly use polarized light during bulk material sampling to test mineral-specific properties in fibers. How we conduct the test and the number of samples we take depends on the materials we are testing, the type of building, and the square footage of the supposed asbestos-containing material.

Asbestos air sampling

Our team performs air sampling if an asbestos abatement has taken place in your building to ensure that the independent asbestos abatement specialist you hired removed all the asbestos products and they didn’t leave behind any fibers. The asbestos air sampling test also ensures that no cross-contamination of your building has occurred. Cross-contamination happens when asbestos fibers flee the work area and settle on areas where there was no asbestos prior to the job.

Dust sampling

Sampling dust from a surface by tape-lift, micro-vacuuming, wiping, or scraping are common methods our team uses to ascertain the presence of asbestos on surfaces.

Testing for Asbestos Yourself vs. Using AAA Lead professionals

Asbestos testing kits may appear to be a quick and simple way to check your house for asbestos. However, there are certain disadvantages associated with them.

First, products that contain asbestos once disturbed or damaged can pose a considerable health risk. As an amateur, disturbing asbestos particles can happen easily. Thus, this is a job that should be left to professionals like us.

Secondly, knowing what materials to test is not easy. You may think your home or commercial property has asbestos tiles; however, it may also have popcorn ceilings and asbestos insulation that should also be tested. An independent asbestos abatement specialist can quickly inspect the entire property and ascertain which areas need to be tested. The EPA also requires anyone who deals with asbestos to be adequately trained.

Don’t Risk Your Health While We Can Help.

Why risk your health while our asbestos inspection experts are ready to help? Wherever you are in New Jersey – Newark NJ, Jersey City NJ, or Bayonne NJ – we will come and test your property for asbestos so you can have the peace of mind you deserve.

Call us on 732-719-5649 to schedule an inspection or get more info about our asbestos testing New Jersey services.

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