Spotting Asbestos

Asbestos is a mineral that was once used in a broad range of building materials. When inhaled, asbestos fibers can eventually lead to health problems like lung cancer and asbestosis, making it a danger to people. If you’re worried that you may be dealing with asbestos near the Bay Area, then watch this video to learn how to spot this contaminant.

Popcorn ceiling and coatings on walls and beams may contain asbestos, as well as any decorative varnishes and plasters. Asbestos was also used in vinyl floor tiles, boiler and pipe insulation, roofing and wall materials, and insulating board. If you suspect that your home may contain asbestos, contact a professional that is licensed to test and work with asbestos.