Asbestos Testing and Inspection in Denver, CO
Why Should You Test for Asbestos?
Asbestos is one of the leading causes of lung cancer.
When materials containing asbestos are disturbed by something as simple as sanding or drilling, fibers are released into the air.
Inhaling those fibers can cause serious diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
Though it may take years, the risk of developing one of these life-threatening diseases increases with the amount of exposure and by smoking tobacco products.
When is Asbestos a Problem?
Asbestos fibers are commonly released into the air during various types of construction work.
Asbestos exposure usually does not occur if asbestos-containing materials are left undisturbed.
It is important to keep in mind that asbestos fibers travel through the air, so the danger to your health and the health of others is not necessarily located close by such as in your home or office.
The bottom line is if you’re planning a construction project, you’ll need an asbestos test.
Where Do You Find Asbestos?
Asbestos is found in many common building materials::
- Roofing shingles
- Floor Tiles
- Cement Products
- Textured Paint
- Fire Proofing
- Siding Shingles
- Heat-Resistant Fabric
- Ceiling Tiles
- Paper Products
- Patching Compounds
- Pipe Coating
- Clutches & Brakes
Colorado Law Requires Testing
Before any renovation or demolition which might disturb materials suspected of containing asbestos, an inspection must be performed by a certified Building Inspector as required by Section III.A.4 of Regulation 8.
Same Day Asbestos Testing
Teton Environmental tests any and all homes prior to renovation or demolition. Our Building Inspectors are state certified and specially trained for taking proper, safe samples.
Samples are processed at a certified, independent laboratory. Results are sent within 24 hours, ensuring no delay to your project.
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1. How much is a test?
$300 for 3 samples. Each sample after that 3 is $30.
2. If it does have asbestos how much does it cost to remediate it?
Costs can vary, will start in the thousands of dollars.
3. What is your availability?
Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:00pm. Saturday available by appointment only.
4. How quick will you send results?
We strive to provide results within 24 hours.
5. If it has asbestos, can you remove it too?
No, legally we cannot test and remediate for asbestos. You should be careful of anyone who says they do both. We have great remediation companies to refer.
6. Does popcorn ceiling always have asbestos?
No, popcorn ceiling does not mean it contains asbestos. Testing is the only way to be certain if it has asbestos or not.
7. Can you tell there is asbestos in something just by looking at it?
No, the only way to tell if there is asbestos is to have samples tested and sent to a certified lab.
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