Asbestos Testing in New York
PBI is proud to provide asbestos testing on Long Island, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, New York City, Rockland County and Westchester seven days a week. For more information on New York asbestos testing, contact our office.
Protect your family, health, and home from the dangers of asbestos with expert inspections & asbestos testing from PBI
Prior to the 1970's many types of building products and insulation materials used in New York homes contained asbestos. If you think your home or workplace may have asbestos, don't panic! Usually it is best to leave asbestos material that is in good condition alone. Generally, material in good condition will not release asbestos fiber. There is little danger unless fibers are released and inhaled into the lungs.
According to the EPA, if asbestos material is more than slightly damaged, or if you are going to make changes in your New York home that might disturb it, repair or removal by a professional is needed. Before you have your house remodeled, find out if you have asbestos materials with asbestos testing by our licensed professionals.
Professional Building Inspectors, Inc. offers asbestos testing by New York Certified Asbestos Inspectors. They will take samples of suspected material, send them to an independent, third party lab for analysis, and provide you with a detailed written report of the findings.
Elevated levels of asbestos can occur in homes where asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed. The following are areas where asbestos hazards may be found in the home:
- Some roofing and siding shingles in New York are made of asbestos cement.
- Many houses built between 1930 and 1950 in New York may have asbestos as insulation.
- Asbestos may be present in textured paint and in patching compounds used on wall and ceiling joints. Their use was banned in 1977, but many were never removed from existing New York homes.
- Artificial ashes and embers sold for use in gas-fired fireplaces may contain asbestos.
- Older products such as stove-top pads may have some asbestos compounds.
- Walls and floors around wood burning stoves may be protected with asbestos paper, millboard, or cement sheets.
- Asbestos is found in some vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives.
- Hot water and steam pipes in older New York homes may be coated with an asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape.
- Oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets may have asbestos insulation.
If we determine that your home has asbestos containing material and you need to remove or clean up asbestos, use a professionally trained contractor.