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A Uniquely Geological Area
Colorado Springs is best known for the Air Force Academy just north of the city but it boosts being the largest city by area in Colorado, and the second most populated. It has been designated as the most desirable city to live in by U.S. News in 2018. But it has many reasons to stand proud, one being the unique geological attractions such as Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Pikes Peak rises 14,115 feet above sea level and has the distinction of being one of Colorado’s 53 fourteeners, mountains that rise more than 14,000 feet above sea level.
Asbestos and Mold Testing in Colorado Springs
It is assumed that when you live in such a cool dry climate like Colorado Springs that mold is not an issue. But there are many strains of mold and each has its own environment to flourish regardless of conditions. Most of the mold is said to be caused by water damage, construction defects, or maintenance. Long winters and hot summers can accelerate mold growth, especially in older construction and decaying materials. Mold can cause respiratory problems in many people and although Colorado may have low levels of humidity, that does not mean it is resistant to mold.
The widespread use of asbestos in the construction industry is now restricted and regulated but versions of manufactured products are still being used today. The products with some degree of asbestos typically are floors, walls, siding, and insulation. That’s why if you are making any alterations to commercial or residential properties then asbestos testing is essential. Any construction prior to 1978 runs the risk of significant amounts of asbestos having been used in the manufacture of the building materials. The state of Colorado has specific rules for asbestos testing for both homeowners and commercial clients. If there are any concerns it is better to be safe and protected from the health damaging effects of this product.
Contact First Choice Environmental Testing today and you’ll quickly discover why we are Colorado’s First Choice in asbestos and mold testing!