First Choice Environmental Testing FAQ

Where can I find the Colorado regulations covering asbestos?

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, though it may remain in buildings constructed prior to the bans. Please click here for more information.

Are asbestos products being made today?

On June 1, 2018, the EPA announced a Significant New Use Rule regarding asbestos. According to the EPA, 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?

There are many products used in the building industry in the past. If you notice fraying or crumbling to any floor or ceiling tile, shingles or siding you should order asbestos testing to protect you and your family. A routine test is required if you plan to renovate or buy or sell.

What are the health risks of living with asbestos?

If products used in building your home are in good condition it is unlikely there would be any issues. Asbestos is harmful if it is airborne and inhaled so if there is any damage to a product made with asbestos your health is at risk and a test should be done immediately. 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. However, state and local requirements may require disclosure.

If asbestos or mold is discovered after testing what then?

The process of removing asbestos or mold from your home requires the help of a licensed abatement professional. Call them to determine the 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?

If you are experiencing symptoms of mold in your residential or commercial property, testing for mold should be done quickly to prevent any additional health complications. If the test is positive call a professional that could abate the mold for you.