Asbestos is a toxic, yet very prevalent material. There were hundreds of products created during the 20th century that contained asbestos as it was deemed to be a high-quality insulator and fire mitigator. Now we know the adverse side effects of the material. Scott Home Inspection now offers comprehensive asbestos lab testing to determine if a building material contains asbestos before you buy or remodel a home.
Buying a home and planning a remodel?
Or flipping a house and planning on tearing out that old popcorn ceiling? Many houses built before the mid ’80s have one or more materials that contain asbestos. Leaving these materials in place is not detrimental to your health.
However, if you are planning on removing the substances, inhaling asbestos particles can result in long-term health side effects such as mesothelioma.
Because of this, it is very important, and is required, to test suspect materials before removal, and is why we established our asbestos testing service for the Colorado Front Range area, including Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs.
State of Colorado-Certified Asbestos Building Inspector
Our asbestos technicians are certified by the state of Colorado to handle and sample asbestos material. An extensive training process and certification test is required to gain this certification.
We also use a professional testing lab that is licensed by the U.S. Department of Commerce for Asbestos Fiber Analysis. Learn more about Inspector Lab here.
For Home Buyers
Buying an older home and planning on remodeling? Maybe getting rid of ugly tile in the basement or scraping that popcorn ceiling? If that’s the case, you may want to test those materials for asbestos before buying or remodeling. Asbestos abatement can be very costly, and you should take that into consideration beforehand. We’ve got you covered, with a minimally invasive asbestos test with fast 48-hour turnaround results!
Popping the top on a home with vermiculite? Removing an old duct system? Builders run into asbestos challenges more than anyone. We can quickly test for asbestos on any material in a home before you start building. Protect yourself, your employees, and your subcontractors by testing the suspect materials for asbestos. We can get fast test results, and keep your project moving forward.
How The Test Is Performed
Asbestos Testing Pricing
- Includes testing of 1 suspect material with 3 samples taken. Additional suspect material testing $175 per material/area.
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Ensure your safety when coming into contact with suspect asbestos material.
Unsure if the material in a home might contain asbestos?
Asbestos was very prevalent from the early 1900s to the mid 1980s. Because of this, it takes many forms. We created the ultimate asbestos guide to help people properly understand what to look for and the story behind it.