Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly used in building materials until the 1970s when it was discovered that it can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. If you own or manage a building in Utah County it’s important to know whether your building contains asbestos. Here are some ways to tell if your building is asbestos-free:

  1. Check the age of your building: If your building was built before the 1980s, it’s more likely to contain asbestos. Asbestos was commonly used in building materials until the 1970s, and some products continued to contain asbestos until the 1980s.
  2. Look for asbestos-containing materials: Asbestos was commonly used in insulation, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing materials, and other building products. If you suspect that your building contains asbestos, you can have a professional asbestos inspection or testing done to confirm.
  3. Get a professional asbestos inspection: If you are unsure whether your building contains asbestos, you can hire a professional asbestos inspection company to conduct an inspection. They will take samples of materials suspected to contain asbestos and send them to a lab for testing

In addition to the methods mentioned above, it’s important to note that not all asbestos-containing materials are visible to the naked eye. Asbestos fibers can be released into the air when materials containing asbestos are disturbed, such as during renovation or demolition. Therefore, it’s important to take precautions when working with older building materials, even if they don’t appear to contain asbestos.

Hire a professional asbestos abatement company

If your building does contain asbestos, it’s important to have it removed by a professional asbestos abatement company. Asbestos removal is a dangerous and complex process that requires specialized equipment and training.

At Asbestos Abatement Services, we offer asbestos inspections, testing, and building asbestos removal services for both residential and commercial properties in Utah County. Our team of trained professionals will safely and effectively remove any asbestos-containing materials from your building, ensuring that your property is safe for you and your occupants. Don’t take chances with your health or the health of your occupants.

Contact Asbestos Abatement Services today to schedule an asbestos inspection or testing for your building.