Asbestos Testing Services
Asbestos is known to have adverse effects on the lungs. Chronic exposure can result in a lung disease called asbestosis, which is characterized by shortness of breath and cough, and may lead to severe impairment of respiratory function. Exposure is also known to cause lung cancer and mesothelioma (a rare cancer of the thin membranes lining the abdominal cavity and surrounding internal organs), and possibly gastrointestinal cancers. EPA has classified asbestos as a Group A, known human carcinogen.
Asbestos has been used in a multitude of building materials in the past. It was used in insulation, wall and ceiling joints, fireproofing, acoustical materials, and floor tiles just to name a few, and has been found in surfacing materials such as ‘popcorn’ ceiling texture in homes built as late as 1980.
Hernly employees are EPA certified Asbestos Inspectors and can assist with asbestos identification in homes as well as large commercial buildings. We offer:
- Comprehensive Asbestos Inspections
- Real Estate Transaction Inspections with quick report turn-around
- Pre-renovation/Demolition Inspections
- Limited testing of specific areas of concern
- Remediation design and professional monitoring