The Truth About Asbestos

Why it's still a concern and why testing for it is absolutely essential




Asbestos is a naturally-occurring substance made up of tiny fibers too small to be seen without powerful magnifiers. Because of its superior resistance to corrosion and heat, asbestos has been used for many years in the production of building materials such as floor tiles, vinyl, pipe insulation, wall texture, and much more. Despite strict government regulation for manufacturers in the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994 allows imported materials that may contain asbestos to be used in American construction. Even if your home or office was built very recently, asbestos is still a grave threat and will need to be addressed before any remodeling of the property.