ASBESTOS IN NEW YORK HOMES:
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Labor both offer extensive information and guidelines with regard to environmental contaminants.
Facts about Asbestos, from the New York State Department of Labor
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Asbestos Control Program Rules and Regulations
ASBESTOS IN CONNECTICUT HOMES:
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health both offer extensive information and guidelines with regard to environmental contaminants.
Please educate yourself on the health risks of radon, asbestos, mold and lead. Specifically regarding asbestos, we suggest you review the information on this page, and explore the links provided.
Though asbestos has many beneficial uses, and was used extensively in the past, we know that breathing asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer.
Centers for Disease Control public Health Statement regarding Asbestos risks
INVESTIGATION, TESTING & ABATEMENT:
Prior to the use of asbestos being banned for common building products in 1977, it was widely used in residential construction materials. Pipe insulation, floor tile, cement board, fireproofing, caulking, siding, glazing, plaster and even attic insulation are all common products that might contain asbestos. This is especially true for Homes built before 1977.
You can't tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by observation. If in doubt, treat the material as if it contains asbestos. Or, have it sampled and analyzed by a qualified professional. If done incorrectly, sampling can be more hazardous than leaving the material alone.
See Asbestos Facts and Tips from InterNACHI
We provide Asbestos Inspection and Asbestos Investigation Services associated with a Home Inspection or, more commonly, as a standalone inspection.
Vincent Coakley is a Certified Asbestos Inspector, New York State Department of Labor Certification #18-50709.
And, a New York City Department of Environmental Protection Certified Asbestos Investigator, #155047.
We do not currently offer Asbestos Inspection or Investigation Services in Connecticut.