Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found under the surface of the earth. It has been used in building materials and industrial products since ancient times. The use of asbestos was not regulated until the 1970s when many countries began to ban its use because of the health risks associated with exposure. As a result, there are still many homes, schools and businesses throughout New York City that have asbestos containing materials (ACM). ACM poses serious health risks if it is disturbed during renovations or repairs, which can lead to airborne fiber release into your home environment. If you suspect your home may contain ACM, we recommend contacting Allab Environmental Services for an asbestos survey or inspection before undertaking any project that would disturb these materials - this includes simply painting over them!
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral formed from the reaction of iron, silicon, and oxygen in the earths crust.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral formed from the reaction of iron, silicon, and oxygen in the earths crust. It can be found in many places, including homes and buildings.
Asbestos was once used for a variety of purposes - for example, to insulate pipes or heat ducts or as an ingredient in cement. Unfortunately, it turns out that this mineral could cause serious health problems when disturbed by humans or certain animals (like rats).
This has led many government agencies to ban the use of asbestos completely and require that any remaining materials be removed from buildings so they don't pose a danger to residents' health.
Exposure to asbestos can cause serious diseases:
Exposure to asbestos can cause serious diseases. These include mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other cancers. If you were exposed to asbestos in the past or are currently being exposed to it at work or home, you may be at risk for developing these life-threatening illnesses.
If you have had an exposure to asbestos in the past, it is important that your doctor performs tests on you regularly so that he or she can detect any symptoms of illness early on.
Below are some of the common asbestos containing products:
Asbestos was used in a wide variety of building materials, including roofing materials and insulation. Asbestos can also be found in the following products:
- Vinyl flooring
- Carpet padding
- Wallboard joint compound (drywall)
- Textile products such as asbestos clothing or shoes
What is an Asbestos Survey?
An asbestos survey is a visual inspection of a structure. It is not a test, and it can be done by an inspector or by the client.
During an asbestos survey, an inspector will look for asbestos containing materials, as well as recommend the appropriate testing methods to be used.
What should I do if asbestos materials are found?
If asbestos materials are found in your home, the first thing you should do is to call the city of New York. This is because there are laws that regulate the removal or remediation of suspected asbestos-containing materials in New York City.
Once you have called the city and they have arrived, they will come out to inspect your home. If they find that an asbestos-containing material needs to be removed, then they will send out an inspector who can determine if it can be safely removed by a licensed professional or if it needs to be left alone (asbestos in its natural state does not pose any health risks).
However, if it turns out that the material cannot be safely removed by a licensed professional (which would require them wearing protective gear), then it could lead to an evacuation order being issued for your home while measures are taken to ensure public safety.
Allab's mission is to improve the health and safety of our clients and employees through providing high quality, cost-effective, reliable services.
We provide asbestos testing in New York City and surrounding areas including Long Island, Westchester County, New Jersey and Connecticut. Allab has been providing quality asbestos testing for over 20 years.
Allab is a leading provider of asbestos testing and consulting services, including asbestos surveys, reports, inspections and analysis. We have been in business since 1978 and are dedicated to providing high quality, cost-effective solutions to our clients needs. Our experts are highly trained in all aspects of asbestos detection and removal. If you need an asbestos survey or any other service related to this topic, please contact us today!