Many older homes or commercial buildings contain asbestos, which was used in a variety of building materials until the early 1980’s.
Common asbestos containing materials include acoustic and texture wall, acoustic ceilings, floor tiles, sheet vinyl flooring, insulation, stucco, plaster, drywall materials, and roofing materials.
Today, asbestos products have been banned from being produced in the United States but can still be imported. When disturbing asbestos containing material, fibers are released into the air of your home or business putting your family or employees at risk for health problems.
Inhaling of asbestos fibers can be responsible for breathing problems, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other deadly diseases. This is why during deconstruction or remodeling in older homes it is important to consider an asbestos test before proceeding with the work.