Unfortunately, you can’t identify objects that may contain asbestos simply by looking at them. The only way to truly confirm the presence of asbestos is to take several samples of the material and have it tested by an accredited asbestos abatement company. If you suspect asbestos may be somewhere in your home, the safest approach is to treat the material as if it does contain asbestos and call us immediately.
Asbestos was a popular building material because of its durability, and the fact that it’s a naturally occurring mineral with many useful applications in the industrial and construction industries. Asbestos has been used as a general insulation for pipes, boilers, tanks, ducts and is a carcinogen when it degrades and becomes airborne. During building renovations, expansions or demolitions, this material becomes an airborne carcinogen and a danger to anyone in the vicinity. Extensive studies have shown how these materials can be linked to a variety of diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and more.