Nothing can prove more hazardous to your home’s air quality — and your health — than the presence of friable asbestos.
Thankfully, an asbestos survey is the best way to identify any asbestos that may be in your property and create a clear plan for safe removal or management. But when you have a health hazard in mind, you might be itching for an immediate answer.
So… how long will an asbestos survey actually take?
We’ll find out, but first, let’s take a look at some of the basics:
Where These Friable Fibers Are Found
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that has been used for centuries due to its heat-resistant properties. However, it wasn’t until the 20th century that it became widely used in construction, shipbuilding, and various industries.
Specifically, asbestos can be found in a variety of residential products including insulation, vinyl floor tiles, roofing materials, and more.
“Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling,” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explains. “In general, exposure may occur only when the asbestos-containing material is disturbed or damaged in some way to release particles and fibers into the air.”
Seeking the Survey Basics
An asbestos survey is a crucial step you should take if you own or manage a property, but what exactly is it?
Put simply, an asbestos survey is a comprehensive inspection of your property to determine whether there are any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) present. ACMs are hazardous and can pose a serious risk to anyone who comes into contact with them, so it’s vital to identify any potential danger before it’s too late.
The survey will help you…
- Pinpoint any areas that may contain ACMs
- Evaluate the risk of exposure
- Offer advice on management or removal
- And more
And when you schedule this service with Luce Air Quality, your local indoor air quality experts, you don’t have to worry about the process taking all day.
In fact, this service takes 30 minutes for a small survey and up to about four hours for a large survey. What’s more, their team can get results back to you as soon as the next business day!
Licensed, Locally-Trusted, Luce
When it comes to finding a surveyor you can trust, it can feel like a daunting task. After all, you are putting your faith in someone to provide accurate measurements and evaluate your property with expertise.
Thus, the most important thing you should look for in a prospective surveyor is the proper licensing and credentials. After all, not only will a qualified professional provide you with results you can trust, but you can rest assured they know how to prevent unnecessary asbestos exposure in the process.
Asbestos credentials in Florida can be verified HERE.
Otherwise, one of the most reliable ways to ensure you’re calling a qualified professional is to reach out to your locally trusted indoor environmental experts: Luce Air Quality!
Dave Luce has officially completed his National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 582 certification and Shannon Luce is an AHERA-accredited building inspector, allowing her to legally conduct a survey under a Florida licensed asbestos consultant.
Put simply, our team is waiting to provide you with expert asbestos services!
Are you ready to learn more about our expertise and how we can help you overcome asbestos concerns with reliable results? Simply reach out to our team today by calling 904-803-1014!