Types of Asbestos Testing Claremont CA

Posted on July 22, 2013 in Blog

We provide two types of asbestos testing Claremont CA: materials testing and air testing

Asbestos TestingAsbestos is a known carcinogen that can be very harmful to human health. After prolonged or heavy exposure to asbestos, individuals can develop serious, even fatal, health conditions such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. Asbestos testing Claremont CA can be used to detect the presence of asbestos and prevent undue exposure from harming people living or working in the area. There are two main types of asbestos testing, and each has its own specific role to play in an asbestos management project.

Asbestos Materials Testing

The first type of asbestos testing Claremont CA you would need for a remodeling or demolition project is asbestos materials testing. This type of testing is designed to detect the presence of asbestos-containing materials on the property. A professional asbestos inspector will visit your property and safely remove small samples of materials like floor tiles, ceiling tiles, popcorn ceiling paint, insulation, and concrete, which frequently contain asbestos in structures built prior to the 1970s. Then these samples will be sent to a qualified lab for testing. If the testing reveals that the materials do in fact contain asbestos, you will need to formulate a plan for safely removing or encapsulating them so that you do not release hazardous asbestos fibers into the air during the course of your project.

Asbestos Air Testing

The second type of asbestos testing Claremont CA that you may need is asbestos air testing. This type of testing is designed to detect the presence of airborne asbestos fibers, and can be used to confirm the cleanliness and safety of air inside any type of building. Business owners may need to have asbestos air testing done to confirm that they are not violating OSHA standards or endangering their employees. Asbestos air testing is most frequently used during and after an asbestos removal project. Asbestos air testing can confirm that the work zone is in fact properly sealed and that no stray fibers are escaping the area during work. Air testing should also be used at the conclusion of an asbestos removal project, to verify that all traces of asbestos have indeed been removed and the area is safe for reoccupancy.