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We Offer Asbestos Testing And Reporting For Anyone Who Is Buying, Selling
Or Remodeling A Home Or Commercial Building


GreenWorks certified inspectors conduct detailed asbestos tests and provide complete reports according to the highest asbestos reporting industry standards.



Why Asbestos Is So Common And Yet, It’s A Significant Problem


Asbestos was an extremely common building material used in the mid-1980s. However, when it was found that asbestos is a carcinogen and can trigger health risks, particularly for lung cancer, it was discontinued as a building material and homes that were built at the time when asbestos was commonly used are required to be tested prior to any real estate transaction
involving the property.


The Risks Associated With Asbestos Exposure


The asbestos mineral comes in form of micro abrasive fibers that are easily inhaled. As they are inhaled, these abrasive fibers can cause damage to the interior of the lungs. This damage can pose a significant risk to one’s health but it is particularly dangerous for those who smoke or who are suffering from other health problems. The damage to the lungs can often lead to diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer. Most Americans spend approximately a third of each day inside their homes. This is an average of 8 hours and when people breathe in this toxic substance for that period of time, it could pose a serious danger to their health. That exposure to a dangerous carcinogen can be potentially life-threatening.

We Can Identify the Presence of Asbestos and Guide You Through Removing It


Be sure to get a qualified GreenWorks asbestos tester to conduct the assessment and testing on your property. Since indoor air can be affected by a wide range of materials and pollutants, many indoor air quality problems are difficult to identify with precision. A simple indoor air quality test is insufficient to determine whether or not you have a problem.
Some indoor air tests may simply identify whether there are pollutants or identify other hazards like mold, formaldehyde, pets, droppings from rodents or other peculiar odors. Professional inspectors from GreenWorks possess the expertise and the appropriate equipment and testing tools to identify asbestos. They can also make recommendations regarding the best practices to having the toxic material removed.


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Where Does Asbestos Come From?


Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that is mined from the earth. The mineral is a natural insulator and is extremely effective as a fire retardant. Because of these perceived advantages, many manufacturers infused their products with asbestos and homes built from the 1940s through the 1970s and early 80s have a high likelihood of containing asbestos.



Where Is Asbestos Found?


At the period it was commonly used, asbestos was used in a wide range of building materials, including walls and ceiling panels, duct and pipe insulation and insulators for walls and attics. It can also be found in some siding materials, adhesives, flooring materials and more.



  • Insulation
  • Floor tiles
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Tape and insulative materials on heating and plumbing ducts, vents, and pipes
  • Insulation on boiler pipes and boilers
  • In old home siding
  • Popcorn ceiling texture
  • Adhesives used for flooring






How Do I Know If I Have
Asbestos In My House?


To know if your house contains asbestos, hire GreenWorks to perform an evaluation of the house. We will follow a thorough testing protocols and take more than a dozen samples from the building. The results let you know if you do have asbestos in your house and in what percentage. The result also tells you what materials in your building contains the substance and
how to safely remedy the situation.






What To Do If You Have Asbestos In Your House

While asbestos is a substance that needs to be removed from your house, there is no need to panic. There are effective ways to take care of the problem. Some asbestos materials that do not have the potential to easily enter the breathable air within a home could just be encapsulated in the building material so that it cannot pose a health hazard.



Request A Full Asbestos Report, And Get Your Questions
Answered By A GreenWorks Technician


Asbestos testing is appropriate when there is any question regarding the preserve of the material and is often requested by home buyers. Homeowners may also want to test for asbestos prior to any construction or renovation project. Contractors working in buildings or homes that could potentially have asbestos should call and request that our technician come and test the location before starting renovation or remodeling.





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