If you live in an older home or building, you may have concerns that there are materials in your building that may be unsafe, and you may be worried to the point that you may want to get things checked out. Materials such as lead, asbestos, and other materials used decades ago can still lurk in older homes and cause health problems if they are not addressed. However, DIY test kits are not always reliable, and if there is a problem, you’re still faced with how to eradicate asbestos or lead. If you’re in search of asbestos testing in San Diego, look no further than Hometown Restoration.
Asbestos is a type of fiber that was often used in insulation in older homes many years ago, and it can still be present if proper home inspections weren’t performed, and no one caught the problem. The problem with asbestos is, over time, studies linked it to forms of cancer, particularly mesothelioma. Because of this, it is extremely unsafe to have asbestos present in a home where you live and breathe it in. If you suspect asbestos is present in the home, you should call a professional to have your home tested and evaluated.
What we would do is collect a sample of your insulation and perhaps other areas of your home that may have asbestos (as it was also used in roof tiles and other materials). We will take it to our laboratory to be tested. If we find that there is no asbestos in your home, you can certainly breathe easy. If we find that your home has tested positive, we can guide you through the next steps to rid your home of this potentially deadly fiber.
If you want to learn more about asbestos testing in San Diego, contact Hometown Restoration today at (760) 653-5400 to speak to our team member.