Asbestos is a tricky, sneaky substance. Generally, asbestos cannot be identified by simply looking at it. It takes a trained professional to know if your home contains this dangerous material. The asbestos inspection team at Zona Restoration is professionally trained in inspecting and testing for asbestos. If you find yourself in the following circumstances, we highly recommend you schedule an asbestos inspection as soon as possible.

When Should I Have My Home Inspected for Asbestos?

Home Built Before 1980

If your Chandler, AZ, home was built before 1980, the odds are extremely high that your home contains asbestos materials. Because of its fire-resistant and heat insulation qualities, asbestos was widely used in several types of building materials, such as ceiling and floor tiles, roofing shingles, attic and wall insulation, and vinyl flooring. 

Planning to Remodel

Remodeling can disturb construction materials that may contain asbestos. When materials containing asbestos are displaced from being torn, cut, or removed improperly, they can release dangerous fibers into the air. When these fibers are breathed in, they can cause many hazardous health problems such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

Damaged Building Materials

If your home has crumbling drywall or insulation that is falling apart, these elements also have the potential to release dangerous asbestos fibers into the air. While waiting for asbestos testing, the best thing to do is completely limit access to this area of your home. This will prevent it from being disturbed accidentally. 

Schedule an Asbestos Inspection Today

When testing for asbestos, the team at Zona follows all required procedures with regard to the safe inspection of this risky substance. Our first priority is to protect the health and safety of you and your family. Request a free estimate for asbestos testing today by calling (480) 656-3999. Zona also provides several other restoration services in Chandler, AZ, and the surrounding areas, including mold and air sample testing, fire and smoke damage restoration, lead testing and removal, and build back and reconstruction services.

“Protect Your Family from Exposures to Asbestos.” Web article. EPA. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Web. 01 Sept. 2020.