Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Asbestos has been used for a wide range of manufactured goods such as ceiling and floor tiles, popcorn ceilings, drywall mud, siding, under furnaces, vermiculite and insulation wrapped around pipes. We see easily identifiable asbestos materials but many require a real lab test. We are prepared to take samples on any inspection if you call it up.
When asbestos-containing materials are disturbed by repair, remodeling or demolition activities, very small fibers become airborne and can be inhaled into the lungs, where they can cause significant health problems.
According to the EPA website, exposure to airborne friable asbestos increases your risk of developing lung disease. Fibers embedded in lung tissue over time may cause serious lung diseases including asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma.
Sunshine Home Inspection, LLC can help. We can identify materials that may contain asbestos but the only way to find out for sure is to get the substance tested in a lab. We collect samples, send them to a lab and you get an accurate, scientific report.