Lead and Asbestos Testing in San Francisco
Preliminary and Post Clearance Inspection in the Bay Area
If your home or office building may be contaminated with lead or asbestos, you may be exposing yourself to dangerous elements on a daily basis without even realizing it. Lead and asbestos occur naturally in the environment, but long-term—and even short-term—exposure to these potentially dangerous substances can bring serious consequences. Safe Air Fast Environmental offers lead paint inspection, asbestos inspection, mold inspection, and other services to San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.
Why You Need Lead Testing
In the past, using lead in products such as house paint and plumbing pipes was extremely common. While lead is no longer widely used, it can still be found in many homes across the United States. Here are some facts about lead that everyone should know:
- Lead-based paints have been illegal since 1977. This means that homes built before 1978 may still be contaminated with lead. Lead may also be found in the plumbing of older homes, which means that it can contaminate drinking water.
- Exposure to even a small amount of lead can be extremely harmful to small children whose brains are still developing. It can drastically increase the chances of learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and serious health issues such as anemia.
- Lead also poses a serious danger to pregnant women and unborn children. It can cause premature birth, raise the chances of miscarriage, and put a child at greater risk for brain, kidney, and nervous system disorders.
- The only way to determine if your building contains lead is to contact a lead inspection company. If a sampling detects the presence of lead, steps can be taken to remove it.
What Is Asbestos Testing?
Asbestos may be present in numerous products, including roofing shingles, insulation material, and heat-resistant fabrics. If the material is damaged in such a way that it releases asbestos particles, anyone who inhales it can be seriously affected. Exposure to asbestos can increase a person’s odds of developing lung disease, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
Asbestos testing and abatement is the process of identifying asbestos-contaminated materials in a building. After an asbestos testing professional has determined that asbestos is present, it can be safely removed and disposed of.
Contact Safe Air Fast Environmental
Lead paint testing and asbestos testing should always be done by a trained professional. To learn how you can have your building tested for lead, asbestos, and other contaminants, contact Safe Air Fast Environmental today at (415) 813-4144.