Because of the Risks, Consider Testing and an Asbestos Inspection in Your Nambour Home
For years, products containing asbestos were used because of its ability to resist heat, fire, and chemicals. Several industries, including building and construction, used many different products that contained the fibrous material. Over the past 50 years, the effects of asbestos on the human body have come to light, and they can be deadly. That is why if you own an older home, you should have an asbestos inspection by Nambour area provider AHI Asbestos Consultants. With our comprehensive experience in the building industry as well as in the asbestos inspection industry, we can provide you with the information you seek so that you will know whether or not your home contains asbestos.
How Asbestos Is Used
Asbestos is a group of minerals that are part of the silicate family. Asbestos materials are made up of groups of fibres that can be separated into smaller, durable threads. Because of the qualities of the material, asbestos was used in the building and construction industries in insulation products, roofing materials, and fireproofing products. You may also find asbestos in floor and ceiling tiles, paint, adhesives, and plastics. In a typical home, it is possible to find asbestos in over 3,000 different items. Other industries, like the automotive industry, also used asbestos in things like brake shoes and clutch pads. Asbestos was mined for over 100 years and used heavily up until the 1960s and 1970s when it became evident that there were serious health issues related to it.
Health Hazards Associated with Asbestos
When materials containing asbestos are disturbed, the fibres are released into the air. When individuals breathe the fibres in, said fibres get trapped in the lungs and remain there for extended periods of time. Continued exposure to asbestos will lead to an accumulation of fibres in the lungs. This is when problems can arise.
Asbestosis is an inflammation of the lungs that can lead to difficulty in breathing, coughing, and irreversible lung damage. Asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that attacks the membranes that line the chest and abdomen. The material has also been linked to lung cancer.
Asbestos Testing at Your Nambour Home Can Give You Peace of Mind
At AHI Asbestos Consultants, we can offer you the peace of mind you need should you suspect that your home may contain asbestos. We will provide a full inspection of your property including the roof cavity, the interior of the home, and the exterior as well. All items suspected to contain asbestos will be shipped to a NATA accredited laboratory for testing to confirm its presence. We provide you with a detailed report of our findings that includes photographic evidence.
In dealing with something as dangerous as asbestos, you want an inspection from a company you can trust. We have been in the business since 2000 and all of our inspectors are highly trained and have extensive knowledge of items and locations where asbestos may be found. If you have questions about the presence of asbestos in your home, call the professionals serving Nambour and all of Queensland. Call AHI Asbestos Consultants on 1300 141 662 or fill out the online form on our website for a free quote.