FAQ About Environmental Testing for Asbestos and Mold

Here are a few (Frequently Asked Questions) FAQ about environmental testing for asbestos and mold. Please contact us should you have a question not posted here. Because, it is our promise to assist you through your abatement process.

FAQ About Environmental testing for Asbestos and Mold

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Where can I find the Colorado regulations

FAQ About Environmental Testing for Asbestos and Mold

 

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) lists the Colorado regulations covering asbestos and other forms of solid waste.

Asbestos is banned in most kinds of building materials. However, it may remain in buildings constructed prior to the bans. Please click here for more information.

 

 

Are asbestos products being made today?

The EPA announced a Significant New Use Rule regarding asbestos as of June 1st 2018. The EPA states a SNUR requires notice to the agency before chemical substances are used in new ways that might create concerns. Please click here for more information.

 

 

Is there a way I would know I have asbestos in my home?

First, you should have your home or business tested for asbestos if you notice fraying or crumbling to any floor or ceiling tile, shingles or siding.  Next, a routine test is required if you plan to renovate, buy or sell. Most importantly, have testing done for the sake of your health and that of your family/ employees.

What are the health risks of living with asbestos?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions. It is unlikely there would be any health risk, provided materials used in building your home remain in good condition. Asbestos is harmful when airborne. Any type of renovation, demolition or remodeling causes damage to contained asbestos products. As a result, there is a higher likelihood of asbestos becoming airborne. Most importantly, it becomes a health hazard when it is inhaled. Therefore, your health may be at risk and a test should be done immediately if there is any damage to a product made with asbestos.  Please click here for more information.

 

 

I am buying a new home how do I know if it has been built with asbestos products?

A seller is NOT legally obligated to disclose if their home contains asbestos but state and local requirements may require disclosure.

 

 

I had asbestos and mold testing done and it came back positive. What now?

The process of removing asbestos or mold from your home requires the help of a licensed abatement professional. Call First Choice Environmental Testing because we will assist you as to what steps you should take.

 

 

What are the symptoms of mold?

To learn more about mold, please click here.

 

 

I think I have mold, what should I do?

Testing for mold should be done quickly because this will prevent any mold related health problems. First Choice Environmental Testing can abate the mold if the test is positive.

We hope that this FAQ about environmental testing for asbestos and mold was helpful. As a result, perhaps, we were able to answer some of your questions. Please feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have.