Asbestos

How Long Does Asbestos Stay in Air?

By Paul / April 6, 2020

Asbestos fibers can stay airborne for several days. However, if there were insufficient precautions taken during a renovation project, settled asbestos fibers can be redistributed randomly into the air simply by walking around or other disturbances.

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Why Asbestos Inspection Is Important Before Refurbishment?

By Paul / April 6, 2020

Refurbishing an indoor space requires the aggressive demolition of certain portions of the building. If any of these materials contain asbestos it will create a health hazard as asbestos fibers are released into the air. It is recommended to sample portions of the material beforehand to be aware of any potential asbestos in the materials…

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Do Home Inspections Check for Asbestos?

By Paul / April 6, 2020

Air Labs provides asbestos inspections upon request. We provide a bulk sampling of walls, tiles, insulation and other materials that will detail what percentage of the material contains asbestos fibers. We also provide air quality inspections to screen for airborne asbestos fibers post abatement or pre-purchase.

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When Should I Test for Asbestos?

By Paul / March 11, 2020

Older buildings have very likely been built using asbestos as a fire retardant. Now that asbestos has been identified as a major health risk we must pay close attention decaying materials, water damaged structure to ensure dangerous asbestos fibers don’t become released into the air, causing a health hazard. Before any important demolition or renovation:…

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