Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is mined from the earth. Asbestos has been used in many building materials due to its excellent physical properties. However, asbestos is a known carcinogen that can cause ailments such as, lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. Older homes have been known to have floor tiles, pipe insulation, vermiculite insulation and other materials that may contain asbestos.
If left alone, asbestos does not cause any issues. However, if damaged, fibers can be released into the breathing zone and inhaled.
ESG provides asbestos testing services using State certified inspectors.