Atlanta has many homes and buildings with asbestos. Do you have some questionable insulation you would like tested? Are you unsure if there is asbestos in your flooring or “popcorn” ceiling? Have Leonardo Cozac, an Atlanta licensed asbestos inspector determine if that questionable material contains asbestos. Call us now at (678) 200-6516 for a customized quote for an asbestos inspection.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a collective term used to describe a class of naturally occurring minerals that have a “fibrous” structure. Asbestos was used in many commercial products and is known to lead to health effects such as lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis. Although many uses of asbestos have now been banned in the United States, there are still some allowable uses. At the peak of its demand, there were approximately 3,000 types of products containing asbestos.
Asbestos Inspection vs. Asbestos Testing
Some clients are curious about a material in their home or building and want us to test that specific item. These tests must be performed by an Atlanta licensed asbestos inspector. Depending on the property and the material in question, a few bulk samples may be collected for laboratory analysis.
Asbestos testing should not be confused with a comprehensive asbestos inspection. An inspection may entail following an industry standard such as ASTM E2356, “Standard Practice for Comprehensive Building Asbestos Surveys.” For example, if you have demolition project coming up, you’ll need to thoroughly inspect the property first. Give us a call at (678) 200-6516 and we’ll let you know what level of service is best suited for your project.
What does it cost?
Asbestos Testing for low-rise residential is $275 for the site-visit, which does not include the cost of sampling. Sampling costs are based on the number of samples, turn around time (e.g. next day vs. standard) and the type of analysis (PLM vs. TEM). Call us at (678) 200-6516 for a quote on the sampling costs.
Work is performed by Leonardo Cozac and billed at $195/hour, which does not include sampling costs. Call our office at (678) 200-6516 for a detailed quote.
Please note: Bulk samples involve cutting out materials. Although we may cover the area sampled with duct tape, spackle or fill material, you should restore the area as desired.