Warning signs that you may have been exposed to asbestos are different in every individual. Some individuals will experience all of the warning signs where others just simply have one or two issues. These warning signs include shortness of breath, swollen fingertips, fatigue, wheezing and a persistent dry cough. If your property is older and you’ve recently started to experience any of these symptoms it would be very important to reach out to your local asbestos abatement Las Vegas team.
Asbestos abatement is an extreme process that is typically handled by teams that remove hazardous waste and other dangerous items. The asbestos abatement Las Vegas teams over at Las Vegas Environmental Pros are highly trained and hold all the required certificates that are required by local government agencies. They have been in the asbestos abatement industry for over 30 years and we highly recommend their services.
One way that you can determine that your property may contain asbestos is by knowing the year your property was built. Most homes that were constructed prior to 1980 contained some type of asbestos and will require the asbestos abatement process. Items that can possibly contain the dangerous material are roof shingles, flashing around the roof, floor tiles, ceiling tiles, insulation (especially around water heaters, pipes, ducts, fireplaces and sheeting). Asbestos can also be found in pipe cement that is used to attach pipes and joint compound that is used in attaching pieces of sheetrock. The asbestos abatement Las Vegas teams are well aware of what to look for and how to identify the substance.
I’m forever saying that if all these homes here in Las Vegas that were built before 1980 have all of the items above within them that we should have a huge asbestos problem. However, the asbestos is truly only dangerous if it is disturbed and then becomes airborne. Let me give you some examples of how the asbestos can become airborne. If you have sprayed insulation in your attic to protect your home from extreme heat and have a roof repair that needs to be done, you could very well disturb the asbestos. Once the asbestos is disturbed it then can go airborne and become extremely dangerous to all that are exposed. Asbestos abatement teams would then need to be called upon to remove the deadly substance.
The asbestos abatement Las Vegas teams are careful to select precise samples of fibers to get them tested by the appropriate laboratories. Just completing a visual inspection to determine if there is a presence of asbestos is simply not satisfactory. Other testing that is done in the asbestos abatement process are PLM (Polarized Light Microscopy) and TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy). These are two methods that are approved to conduct the analysis. There is a specific agency that maintains the official list of certified labs that are able to perform the TEM and PLM analysis. The agency that keeps that list nationwide is the National Institute for Standards and Technology.
Remember, if there is any suspicions that your property may contain asbestos or if any residents that occupy the property are showing any possible danger signs you need to contact an asbestos abatement professional team. The professional asbestos abatement Las Vegas teams will work fast and safely to remove the dangerous and deadly substance. They specialize in both residential and commercial projects.