Most people cannot distinguish between mold and asbestos. Mold is a fungus that can be found growing on surfaces. Asbestos on the other hand, is a fibrous material known for its ability to absorb high temperatures. Hence, it is used in structures and homes as insulation. Although different in definitions, these two terms have something in common; they both pose a great risk to humans when inhaled. If you suspect your property has been compromised by the presence of mold or asbestos, look no further than Iris Environmental Laboratories. We offer top-notch asbestos and mold inspection and testing services all over Camden County, New Jersey.
Camden County was formed on March 13, 1844 from parts of Gloucester County. It was named after Charles Pratt, a British judge, 1st Earl Camden, defender of the American cause and civil libertarian. Camden County has a population of about 507,078 residents, making it the state’s 8th largest county. It is adjacent to a number of notable counties including Burlington County, Philadelphia County-Pennsylvania, Atlantic County and Gloucester County. The Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River is a national protected area located in Camden County.
Camden County has been featured in a number of notable movies like 12 Monkeys and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, amongst others.
Asbestos is a fibrous silicate material that is heat resistant. It is commonly found in floor tiles, ceiling tiles, cement siding, insulation and other building materials. Asbestos is quite harmless as long as it remains intact inside the materials it is used in. However, when these materials crumble as a result of demolitions, renovations or aging, the fibers become airborne and a serious health hazard. Prolonged exposure to asbestos can cause fibrotic lung disease and mesothelioma, which are both deadly diseases.
If you suspect certain materials in your home contain asbestos, contact the asbestos inspection team at Iris Environmental Laboratories. Do not tamper with the materials to avoid causing the asbestos fibers to be airborne.
Mold is a fungus that grows mostly in damp areas. It can be black, orange, green, purple or white in color. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores that travel through the air. Mold spores are harmless in small quantities but when they locate a damp spot, they grow and multiply. When inhaled, molds pose a great health risk especially for people with allergies, a weakened immune system or an existing respiratory problem. As molds grow, cells and spores are released into the air. These particles can irritate the lungs, throat and nose especially for people with asthma or chronic lung conditions.
Some types of molds, like Aspergillus, cause a serious health problem known as Aspergillosis. Mold handling should only be done by a professional. If your house has been infested with molds, do not hesitate to consult with a professional mold inspection company like Iris Environmental Laboratories.
Our highly trained technicians can identify the source of your asbestos and mold problems in the least amount of time. Our laboratory is accredited nationally by the NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program). Enjoy a peace of mind knowing that you are dealing with professionals with years of expertise in mold and asbestos inspection services.
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