Asbestos testing begins with a sample of the material which is suspected of containing asbestos. When the sample is removed from your Leesburg, Virginia home, it is then sent to a laboratory for testing. The testing involved using highly sensitive machines that can detect asbestos fibers. Since asbestos is a very dangerous mineral, only professionally trained asbestos inspectors should handle the material.
Envirotex is a licensed asbestos testing and removal contractor. We offer:
Not only are asbestos inspectors trained at asbestos removal, they also are familiar with the required paperwork to have the material tested for asbestos – making it easier and more convenient for homeowner’s in the Leesburg, Virginia area.
Asbestos is a fibrous material that is fire resistant, making it perfect for use in home and building construction. In fact, it was readily used until the late 1970s when health-related issues became apparent. Older structures and homes are more likely to have asbestos-containing products than recently constructed homes and structures. Asbestos was once used as insulation for water pipes, in the construction of ceiling tiles and fiberboards. Although we now know the health risks associated with asbestos, and its use has declined significantly.
Even though many plumbers and electricians are usually able to identify asbestos in homes located in Leesburg, VA because they see it so much, it is strongly recommended all asbestos testing and asbestos removal be handled by professional asbestos inspectors.
"Asbestos" refers to six fibrous minerals that were once used in some industrial products and can be found in the natural environmental. A mineral fiber, asbestos was once added to a variety of products, ranging from floor tiles to door gaskets, to strengthen them and provide heat insulation and fire resistance.
The six types of asbestos are categorized into either the serpentine group - minerals with a layered form and curly fibers - or amphibole group - minerals with straight fibers with a chain-like structure. The six types of asbestos include:
You can't tell whether a material contains asbestos just by looking at it; a licensed professional may determine the presence of asbestos through a series of tests. You should never disturb a material that you suspect may contain asbestos, as disturbing the material releases toxic mineral fibers into the air.
Handling asbestos products, and including asbestos testing and asbestos removal, is best left to the professionals with the necessary equipment. For more information on asbestos testing, asbestos removal or asbestos in general, contact Leesburg Virginia’s asbestos experts at Envirotex Environmental Services. Serving all Northern Virginia, in addition to the community of Leesburg, Virginia, Envirotex is available for consultations and guidance on removing asbestos from your home.
About Envriotex Environmental Services
Established in Northern Virginia in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.
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