Asbestos Testing & Removal Services for Homeowners in Des Moines, IA & Surrounding Areas
Do you suspect that you are in need of asbestos testing services for your home in Des Moines, Iowa, or any surrounding areas? If so, turn to the experts at Waddle Exteriors. Unlike many other contractors in the area, we are a licensed and certified asbestos abatement company. This is especially important because, in order to ensure your family is safe from asbestos, it is required to have a state mandated license. If asbestos is found in your home, the removal of it is essential because extended exposure to the material can cause long-lasting, life-threatening damage to your health. If you even slightly suspect you may have asbestos in your home, it is time to do something about it and schedule an asbestos testing.
Numerous problems can arise from putting off having asbestos removed from your home in the Des Moines, IA, area. In order to determine whether you have shingles or siding in your home that was initially installed along with asbestos insulation, we will test your home utilizing all of the state-approved procedures. Asbestos testing involves:
- Completely covering the testing area with plastic sheeting where the samples will be taken from
- Gently dousing water on the area to keep loose fibers from getting into the air
- Carefully cutting into the siding to get a sample of the insulation
- Placing the fiber sample into a sealable container to be sent to a state-approved lab for testing
Thankfully, most homes are no longer built using asbestos-containing materials. However, that doesn’t mean that the problem has gone away entirely. If you live in a home that was built before 1970, it is vital that you schedule an asbestos testing.
If you want to learn more about the asbestos testing and removal services offered by Waddle Exteriors to homeowners in the Des Moines, IA, area, contact us today.