Albany Asbestos is a Asbestos testing and inspection company. When questionable asbestos containing material is discovered a home owner and or potential buyer of a home may want to verify that asbestos is or not present. Albany Asbestos provides inspections, testing, surveying and sampling.  Asbestos containing material may affect the price of your renovations and or remodel. 

 

When asbestos is confirmed there are 2 main parties involved. The asbestos inspector also known as a asbestos building inspector and asbestos remediators. The Asbestos inspector determines what materials contain asbestos through sampling. The asbestos remediators remediate the asbestos. 

 

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Albany Asbestos specialies in residential and commercial inspection, testing and surveying. Give us a call today to schedule for a consulation.

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What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a mineral naturally occurring that is formed of very strong fibers that are resistant to corrosion and heat. Several different kinds of asbestos exist. Asbestos fibers are very small and light. The naked eye cannot see asbestos fibers when airborne. You cannot tell whether a material contains asbestos by looking at it. A sample must be analyzed by a qualified laboratory.

Where has asbestos been used?

 

Through out the years Asbestos has been used in various building materials and manufactored products.  Asbestos containing materials may contain 1% - 100% of asbestos.  A few products that might contain asbestos are:

• Insulation, insulation on pipes and boilers along with fire proofing materials.

• Shingles, tars and ahesives

• roofing shingles and tars

• wallboard and plaster

• cements, caulking and puddy

• ceiling and floor tiles

What are the health effects?

Breathing in asbestos fibers may contribute to an increased risk of  mesothelioma (a cancer of the chest and abdominal linings) lung cancer and asbestosis (lung scaring that can be fatal). The risk of asbestos related health complications increase with the number of asbestos fibers inhaled. 

Are any types of asbestos safe?

No. Although there is evidence of certain asbestos materials may be more dangerous than others, asbestos-related disease can be caused by all asbestos fibers. Generally asbestos containing materials in good condition and or sealed may not pose a health threat.

Is there any safe level of asbestos exposure?

Any exposure to asbestos fibers can cause illness. There are no known safe levels of asbestos.

How does asbestos enter the body?

 

Airborne fibers are the most common way for asbestos to enter the body. Asbestos may enter the digestive system if eating, smoking or drinking is done around asbestos fibers.Typically Asbestos fibers do not pass through the skin. Once asbestos fibers are inhaled they accumulate in the lungs.

How long does it take for asbestos related diseases after exposure?

 

Any asbestos exposure at all in even small amounts may contribute to health complications. Most people never develop asbestos related symptoms.  Usually asbestos does not present any immediate effects. Asbestos related illnesses appear 15 to 40 years after initial exposure.

What should be done?

 

Usually, if in good condition it is best to leave the asbestos alone. Asbestos containing materials (ACM) in good condition will not give off or release asbestos fibers. Prevention of deterioration is a great practice. Asbestos in poor condition must be removed by a certified and trained asbestos remediation company that is provides protection to workers and strict procedures to prevent the asbestos fibers from contaminating nearby areas. 

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