Many homes constructed before 1980 and even newer homes may contain asbestos. Common places that asbestos could be found in the house include old floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roof shingles and flashing, siding, insulation (around boilers, ducts, pipes, sheeting, fireplaces), pipe cement, and joint compound used on seams between pieces of sheet-rock.
Generally a simple visual inspection of the house will be insufficient to confirm the existence of asbestos in your home. The National Institute for Standards and Technology has approved two methods of analysis to confirm the existence of asbestos in your house. Those methods include Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).
While the EPA provides detailed guidance about how to collect samples that may contain asbestos it is strongly advised that you hire professionals to collect samples rather than attempting to do it yourself. Hiring professionals will protect you and your family from potentially dangerous exposure or further disturbing other asbestos fibers.
The Paul Law Firm advocates for victims of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, call the Paul Law Firm. With over 2.5 billion dollars collected for victims of asbestos exposure, we have the knowledge and the experience to fight for you. We also understand that fighting doesn’t just happen in the courtroom. It also happens in a lab where we are fighting for a cure. Check out the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America here.
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