Asbestos Testing

The BrickKicker Provides Effective Testing for Asbestos

Asbestos can cause a number of health complications.
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Asbestosis

Asbestosis is an inflammatory condition of the lungs. Symptoms include coughing and shortness of breath. It leads to scarring of the lungs and difficulty breathing.
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Mesothelioma

Exposure to asbestos is linked to mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer. Unfortunately, victims of this life-threatening cancer do not show signs until decades later.
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Lung Problems

Asbestos can lead to changes in the membranes that surround the lungs and abnormal collections of fluid between the inside wall of the chest and the lungs.

Professional Asbestos Testing

Asbestos is a mineral fiber, which may lead to lung or stomach cancer when inhaled and can cause several issues within the home. Asbestos is commonly found in steam pipe coverings, some appliances (especially wood stoves), ceiling, wall and floor coverings as well as various roofing and siding materials. There are several kinds of asbestos fibers, all of which are fire resistant and not easily destroyed. They are also long, thin and flexible, so that they can even be woven into cloth, because of these qualities, asbestos has been used in thousands of consumer, industrial, maritime, automotive, scientific and building products.
The BrickKicker's inspectors are trained to properly search for asbestos within your property. Have an inspector come to your home or property and make sure it is safe.

Frequently Asked Questions about Asbestos Testing

Here at The BrickKicker, we’re dedicated to being your home consultants for life. Whether you have a question a day or a year after your inspection, we’re here to help. You can also see our resources page,
which provides helpful maintenance tips.

First, you are going to need to determine when the building in question was constructed. Asbestos was used between 1920 and 1989, after which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began regulating materials containing asbestos.

Asbestos can be identified by labels, by contacting a plumber or heating building contractor who may be able to provide more accurate visual identification. It is also advisable to have a sample of the material in question analyzed by a laboratory for more accurate results.

Unless the asbestos is crumbling into airborne dust, it is best not to remove it. Improper removal procedures may create more harmful exposure, releasing larger quantities of asbestos dust.

In the event that asbestos is found to be crumbling within a home or commercial building, leave it to the professionals and contact a certified asbestos contractor to deal with the condition.

The body has significant difficulty expelling the fibers, which can trigger more than a dozen health complications, including cancer. It often takes decades, but asbestos fibers are proven to cause asbestosis, lung cancer, and pleural mesothelioma.

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