Asbestos Testing Services in Lackawanna County
Serving Clients throughout Scranton & Lehigh, Monroe, Pike, Northampton, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Wayne & Luzerne Counties
It’s no secret that asbestos is incredibly harmful. If you suspect there is asbestos in your home or business, act right away by turning to Sunshine Indoor Environmental. Backed by decades of service experience, our licensed professionals offer comprehensive asbestos testing in Lackawanna County. We carefully inspect and test your property to determine whether or not asbestos is present before explaining your options to you and coming up with the best solution. In the event that asbestos is present, our asbestos abatement team is here to take care of the problem as quickly and effectively as possible.
The Importance of Professional Asbestos Testing
Professional testing is an important procedure to have done if you suspect that your home or business contains asbestos. A licensed professional can take air and surface samples of the suspected areas and send them to a qualified lab for testing. If present, the results can tell you what type of asbestos is present as well as its concentration levels. This information is critical in the abatement process and can help you and your technician make informed decisions about how to handle any asbestos on your property. Whether removal or containment is the best solution, Sunshine Indoor Environmental is here to provide the quality service you deserve.
How Dangerous Is Asbestos?
Asbestos, a known carcinogen, is a hazardous material that can cause serious health problems if not handled correctly. Inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers can lead to respiratory problems, including lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. Additionally, asbestos exposure may increase your risk for cancers of the digestive system, such as colon cancer.
Some of the most common symptoms of asbestos exposure include:
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty swallowing
- Pain or tightening in the chest
- Weight loss
- A persistent, dry cough
- Dry and cackling sounds in lungs
- Finger and toe clubbing
If you or someone you know is showing signs of asbestos exposure, we urge you to seek medical attention immediately before calling Sunshine Indoor Environmental to take care of the problem.
Where Is Asbestos Commonly Found?
Asbestos was once a popular building material because of its durability, flame-retardant properties, and low cost. Because of this, it is quite common to find asbestos in homes built before the 1980s, when asbestos was believed to be non-toxic.
Asbestos is commonly found in:
- Pipe and duct insulation
- Boiler insulation
- Gaskets on boiler systems
- Ventilation systems
- Floor tiles
- Linoleum flooring
- Mastics and glues
- Asbestos roofing material
- Asphalt roofing materials
- Cement roofing
- Cement siding
- Caulking and sealants
- Wall or ceiling plaster
- Fire doors
- Fire blankets and clothes
- Ceiling tiles
Think there may be asbestos in your home? Turn to Sunshine Indoor Environmental for a professional asbestos test in Lackawanna County. Our licensed technicians are incredibly thorough and familiar with all of the most common areas asbestos is found.
Sunshine Indoor Environmental is the perfect choice for asbestos testing services. Our licensed asbestos contractors are committed to your safety and never compromise on quality when completing any service. We understand how overwhelming it is to discover asbestos in your home or place of business and are committed to offering our support in any way we can. From the moment you first call us until your service is complete, we maintain honest and open communication, explain your options to you, and provide the highest level of service possible. We have helped hundreds of clients in your position and are here to deliver the reliable solution you seek.
When you hire Sunshine Indoor Environmental, you can expect:
- IICRC-certified technicians
- Licensed asbestos contractors
- Rapid response times
Sunshine Indoor Environmental always gets the job done right. Put your trust in our abatement experts and rest assured your home or business is in great hands.
“The work was excellent and it put me at ease about the entire process.”Doug