What is Asbestos?
Asbestos comes directly from nature and it being a fibrous material possessing the following list of qualities, it was used in building materials from 1940s to approximately 1990s:
- excellent tensile strength making it an attractive material for building materials to build solid homes.
- fire resistant so it was used in insulation materials such as vermiculite, sprayed on insulation.
- chemical erosion resistant
Where can you find Asbestos?
High Precision Monitoring and Analysis INC specializes in Asbestos Testing. Asbestos can be found in Attic insulation such as vermiculite Sprayed-on insulation Mechanical insulation used inside boilers, tanks, and pipes Furnace tape-wrap Structural supports Linoleum sheet flooring Floor tiles Drywall Drywall taping compound Textured ceilings Transite Cement boards Electrical panels Heat shield around fireplace Drain pipes Plus hundreds of other uses that an experienced inspector would be able to identify.
What is Bulk Sampling?
High Precision Monitoring and Analysis INC specializes in a variety of Asbestos Testing techniques. Asbestos is not visible to the naked eye. A method called bulk sampling is used to test for asbestos. This method involves collection different samples of materials throughout the site. These samples viewed under a microscope to make a report. Asbestos testing is a complex set of procedures. To an untrained person, attempting to remove any asbestos without proper safety procedures can be extremely hazardous. All of HPMA Inc. employees are certified to keep you, your home and them selves safe.
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Mold Testing Services
What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungi which thrives in dark and wet environments not necessarily both of these have to go hand in hand for this fungi to exist. Mold grows by eating the material it grows on. Materials such as Carpet, Paper, Clothe, Leather, Drywall Wood Insulation & Food
Where can you find Mold?
Including but not limited to in your home: Molds are a large and taxonomically diverse number of fungal species where the growth of hyphae results in discoloration and a fuzzy appearance. Mold can be found in materials like: Soil, Wood, Decaying, plants & Dead animals
It’s best to have mold testing performed for you by a qualified mold professional. Hiring a professional mold tester who is experienced at collecting and analyzing mold samples will always lead to the most accurate results..
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Lead Testing Services
Where can you find Lead?
Lead is a natural element found in the depths of our planet. It can be found in small amounts within other metals such as ore, zinc, copper, and silver. There is an abundance of this metal throughout our planet.
Symptoms of Lead Poisoning include:
Developmental delay, Learning difficulties, Irritability, Loss of appetite, Weight loss, Sluggishness and fatigue, Abdominal pain, Vomiting.
It’s best to have Lead testing performed for you by a Certified professional. Hiring a professional Lead tester who is experienced at collecting and analyzing accurate lead samples will always lead to the most accurate results and a safe environment.
What is Lead?
So, what makes LEAD poisonous? Lead has the ability to take over and replace other metals in your body, such as zinc, calcium and iron in biochemical reactions. Once lead enters the human body, it knocks the proteins within our bodies, off their game. When some of the protein molecules are not performing in harmony with the body as they should be, bodily functions such as blood pressure changes in all age groups, which can in turn cause developmental delays in children, heme production and sperm production. Lead also interrupts calcium which assists in transmitting electrical impulses in the brain, which can cause detrimental effects on your thinking ability and also a contributor to memory loss (Dementia). Research is being carried on to see what other proteins in the human body are affected by lead.