Asbestos Testing in Philadelphia

Asbestos Testing in Philadelphia

Why Get An Asbestos Inspection?

Asbestos poses serious health risks and should not be taken lightly. When released into the air and inhaled, its microscopic fibers can lead to a number of illnesses and other problems. Asbestos was widely used in buildings constructed before the 1980s, including homes and schools in the Philadelphia area. In fact, millions of asbestos fibers were found in the Philadelphia school district in 2018.

To determine if this harmful substance is present on your property, turn to AAA Lead Professionals for comprehensive asbestos inspection and testing services. Our experts provide timely inspections to uncover any traces of asbestos in your Philadelphia home or business, ensuring you know if asbestos abatement is needed.

Asbestos Testing in Philadelphia

Asbestos Testing Services in PA

Turn to AAA Lead Professionals for these certified asbestos services in Philadelphia:

  • Asbestos inspection
  • Asbestos testing (lab samples)
  • Asbestos management plans

Additionally, we offer asbestos removal and asbestos abatement in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Learn more about our service areas.

How We Test for Asbestos in Philadelphia

We’re experts in environmental and hazardous waste cleanup. We use the following methods to determine if asbestos could be posing a health risk in your Philadelphia-area home or business.

Bulk material sampling

Our main method of testing is using polarized light microscopy to examine mineral-specific properties in fibers. We also use transmission electron microscopy when required. Both are methods of lab-testing samples taken of suspected Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs).

Air sampling

Because asbestos fibers are microscopic, indoor air sample testing is conducted to check whether asbestos is negatively impacting the quality of your building’s air. Air testing is necessary after any asbestos abatement project to verify that there are no residual asbestos fibers in the air.

Dust sampling

We use tape-lift, micro-vacuuming, wiping, and scraping methods to collect dust samples. These allow us to test for tiny particles left on surfaces, as opposed to testing larger materials like a piece of wall suspected to contain asbestos.

Our testing service includes conducting asbestos sample collection and inspection, having the samples analyzed at a certified lab, and providing you with a detailed report of our findings. If no asbestos is found, we will file a report stating the property is safe. If asbestos is detected, we can help remove and abate the asbestos before giving the space the all-clear.

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We’ve been a top-rated provider of asbestos, lead, and mold testing and removal in PA, NY, and NJ since 2009. Our many 5-star reviews from residential, commercial, and institutional clients highlight our dedication to incredible customer service and high-quality work.

You can trust us to ensure fast turnaround times and careful attention to detail. Enjoy a smooth, stress-free experience—our expert team will help you navigate the whole process, including insurance claims and local regulations.

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Environmental cleanup concerns are serious. When it comes to your safety and the law, call AAA Lead Professionals.

Service Areas For
Asbestos Testing

  • Philadelphia
  • Delaware County
  • Montgomery County
  • Bucks County
  • Chester County
  • Lancaster County
  • Berks County
  • Lehigh County
  • Northampton County

FAQ

Is asbestos testing mandatory?

Per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), if you’re undertaking restoration or renovation work on a building, then an asbestos testing survey is required to make sure you don’t disrupt potentially hazardous fibers.

Pennsylvania has also adopted the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), and has additional rules that apply to storage, transportation, and disposal of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs).

  • Buildings being demolished or renovated must undergo asbestos testing before authorities issue a permit. A permit application must be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection at least 10 days before the start of the project.
  • The prior or future use of a building can also necessitate asbestos testing. For example, if a building owner is converting a building for commercial use.
  • Another factor used to ascertain if a building requires asbestos testing before demolition or renovation is its age. Any building constructed before ACMs were banned must be inspected. Owners of newer homes should submit a statement from an architect or engineer confirming that no asbestos products were used.
What does asbestos look like?

The most common types of asbestos are Chrysotile (white asbestos), Crocidolite (blue asbestos), and Amosite (brown asbestos). At a microscopic level, some types resemble bundles of fibers, while others are spikier in appearance. You won’t be able to see them with the naked eye – a professional asbestos test is the only way to confirm suspected asbestos material.

Where is asbestos commonly found?

Asbestos can be found in many materials and locations, both indoors and outdoors. It was often used as insulation or to strengthen other construction materials.

In older buildings, asbestos products can be in:

  • Pipes, insulation, and ducts
  • Boiler rooms and water heaters
  • Basements, attics, and crawlspaces
  • Floor tile and vinyl flooring
  • Siding, shingles, and roofing
  • Popcorn ceilings and ceiling tile
  • Spray-on and textured paints
  • Construction glues and adhesives
  • Appliance gaskets (e.g., oven doors)

If you’re not sure, contact AAA Lead Professionals so we can come take a look!

What are the health risks of asbestos exposure?

Asbestos fibers were once a popular construction material. Now, we know that they can pose serious health risks. Exposure to asbestos is linked to asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other serious lung conditions like pleural plaques.

Risk increases the longer you’re exposed, which is why the law protects anyone working with asbestos. It also protects you, the consumer, from having your home contaminated by improperly conducted asbestos contracting.

How long does an asbestos inspection take?

Every situation is unique, so it isn’t possible to provide a one-size fits all answer. However, our testing and inspection services can normally be completed in as little as an hour or two and we can have results within 3 days.

Similarly, the price of an asbestos test depends on many variables. The square footage of the affected area as well as the number and types of samples our technicians need to take will affect costs.

Get in touch and tell us about your situation for a quick, free estimate.

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We’re standing by to take care of your asbestos testing and asbestos abatement needs in the Philadelphia and surrounding area. Stay safe, follow the law, and avoid the stress—trust AAA Lead Professionals.

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    What Our Clients Say

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