Many older homes built prior to 1980 contain asbestos which can be found in pipes, tiles, boiler ducts, ceilings and more.
Asbestos isn’t visible to the naked eye and a visual inspection is not enough in order to determine if your home contains asbestos. The most optimal way to find out if your home has asbestos is to either send suspect fibers to a laboratory or hire a professional asbestos inspection company. Two ways to detect asbestos are via Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).
There are two types of asbestos; friable and non-friable. Friable asbestos are more dangerous because it can become airborne. Non-friable asbestos are tightly bound with another type of material.
It’s important to hire a professional in order to prevent asbestos fibers from lingering after the removal process. You may want to consider an air sample test after the removal process in order to make sure that all fibers have been removed.
Contact us if you are interested in asbestos removal services in Fullerton, CA.