Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral fiber found in many materials, such as insulation,
siding, ceiling tiles, and pipe coverings. It is also used in some kinds of flooring and

You have probably heard of the dangers of asbestos, such as its potential to cause serious
health problems if disturbed. When the material that contains asbestos is damaged or
disturbed in some way, fibers can be released into the air and inhaled by people who are

Asbestos testing and inspection in Utah County are crucial in ensuring your and your
family’s safety. An asbestos inspector can help you determine whether your home or office
has any materials containing asbestos, advise you on the best way to handle it, and follow
local regulations for its removal.

Here are the steps you should take if you think you may have asbestos in your home or

1) Inspection

A professional asbestos inspector will be able to determine if your home contains any
material that may contain asbestos and where it is located. They use visual inspection,
sampling, and testing tools to identify asbestos-containing materials. These tools include air
sampling devices, bulk sample collection kits, electron microscopes, and X-ray diffraction.
The inspector will then provide you with a report outlining the type of asbestos present in
your home and any potential risks.

2) Testing

For asbestos testing, you need to hire a professional asbestos inspector. An accredited
asbestos inspector will be able to detect any presence of airborne fibers on your property.
The inspector should also provide samples and laboratory test results so that you know
exactly what type of asbestos is present in the tested area.

Some types include:
• Bonded asbestos: Found in building materials such as ceiling tiles, insulation, and
roofing tiles.
• Friable asbestos: Loosely bound fibers that crumble easily when touched or exposed
to air.
• Cement-bonded asbestos: Usually found in flooring and wallboard construction

3) Asbestos Removal

Asbestos removal from homes is no small task. It requires the use of special protective
equipment and highly skilled professionals trained to remove asbestos-containing materials
(ACM) safely. These equipment include respirators, disposable coveralls, gloves, and negative air pressure machines to keep the asbestos from entering your home and putting
you at risk.

4) Abatement

Abatement involves containing and sealing off the contaminated area to prevent further
asbestos exposure. This includes encapsulation, removal, and installation of special barriers
that keep out dust and debris. To ensure safety, certified and licensed abatement workers
use special vacuums, scrubbers, HEPA filters, negative air pressure machines, and other

Asbestos Abatement Services in Utah County offers a wide range of services to help
ensure your home or business is safe from asbestos contamination. They can handle all
your asbestos needs, from air monitoring and abatement design to removal.