Attic insulation in older properties often contains materials like loose-fill insulation, which can be made from asbestos fibers. These materials were once preferred for their fire-resistant properties and durability. However, they are now known to pose significant health risks, including the risk of lung cancer.
An asbestos inspector plays a pivotal role in the identification process. Their expertise lies in thoroughly inspecting the property to spot potential asbestos-containing materials. Once these areas are identified, the inspector carefully collects samples and sends them to a specialized laboratory for asbestos testing.
This precise detection and analysis are essential. They guide the critical steps for safely handling, removing, and disposing of asbestos materials in compliance with health and safety regulations.