U.S. Forensic performs asbestos detection evaluations to deliver the information needed to determine if a building is safe to inspect after a fire. We can also ensure it is safe to begin renovation or demolition activities. Our experts collect bulk samples throughout a building and provide a determination as to the presence of asbestos within 24 hours of the inspection. A detailed report is issued that provides lab results and detailed information obtained from the site.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is the common name for a group of naturally occurring minerals made up of long, thin fibers. Asbestos is very strong and heat resistant. The fibers can be toxic to humans if inhaled. Despite this, it can still be found in a number of building products, including:
- Heating system insulation
- Spray-applied insulation
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Vinyl sheet flooring
- Ceiling tiles
- Roofing paper and shingles
- Cement siding shingles
- Plaster and joint compound
When to Perform an Asbestos Detection Evaluation
When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed during renovations or demolitions, people nearby may get the dangerous fibers in their lungs. So, before beginning a building project that could disturb asbestos-containing materials, property owners need to know how to spot asbestos and ensure the safety of those working nearby.
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Featured Experts for this Forensic Service
|William Barrows, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, FCLS, CIFI||Fire Investigator / Asbestos Inspector|
|Brian Ciampitti, P.E., P.P.||Professional Engineer|