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 a home.
Buying a home and concerned about Asbestos?
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 to understand if suspect materials are present, and is why we established our asbestos testing service for the Colorado Front Range area, including Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs.
The asbestos testing we offer is for home buyers to identify if asbestos is present by performing testing on items visually identified as possible asbestos-containing material during our home inspection, or on materials identified by the buyer as suspected asbestos-containing material. Our testing is intended to identify the presence of asbestos, allowing a home buyer to develop a full action plan with an abatement contractor.
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.
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.