Mold and asbestos can seriously cause harm to your health and they are linked to chronic respiratory problems, which includes lung cancer. Mold is a naturally occurring phenomena while asbestos is man-made. Mold is a fungus that grows in moist areas and there are thousands of different mold types. Mold grows on surfaces such as wallpaper, wood, and drywall. Asbestos, on the other hand, is a fibrous substance that is known for its high-temperature absorbency, thus its use in homes for insulation. Asbestos becomes a problem when the fibers from the asbestos dislodge and releases toxic dust into the air.
At Iris Environmental Laboratories, we offer professional mold and asbestos inspection and testing for commercial and private properties in Hunterdon, NJ. Our professional services are offered at competitive prices.
Hunterdon is a county situated in west New Jersey. In the 2018 census, the county had a population of 124,714, which made it the 18th most populous county in the U.S. Adjacent counties include Bucks County, Pennsylvania to the west, Mercer County to the southeast, Somerset County to the east, Morris County to the northeast and Warren County to the north.
Hunterdon County is a prime hunting ground in New Jersey for white-tailed deer. According to the New Jersey Fish and game records, Hunterdon churns the highest deer harvest. The top fishing streams include the Lamington River and Musconetcon in the north. The New Jersey Fish and Game has a stock of thousands of brown, brook, and rainbow trout in these and other streams.
Asbestos is among six natural minerals that are fibrous and compose of needle-thin fibers. Exposure to asbestos is linked to diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and several cancers. Asbestos fireproofs and strengthens materials but is banned in most countries with the U.S being an exception. Asbestos fibers are soft and flexible, qualities that make it extremely useful, yet exposure to heat, corrosion, and electricity makes it very toxic.
Asbestos fibers are microscopic and cannot be tasted or smelled. It is dangerous to sniff any substance that you suspect to be asbestos. For asbestos detection, samples must be tested in a lab.
Molds are microorganisms that are a subset of the Fungi Kingdom, which includes mushrooms, yeast, and they procreate via spores. There are an estimated 100,000 mold species in the world and most have not been classified. At least one thousand species are found in the U.S. Mold which grows in damp areas and if you notice a persistent odor that will not go away or a dark spot in your basement wall or on the wallpaper, you might have mold and need a mold inspection.
At Iris Environmental Laboratories, our field experts are highly trained and certified for mold and asbestos inspections. NVLAP nationally accredits our laboratory with the necessary accreditations of NY-ELAP and NJ-DEP. Our asbestos and mold expertise allows us to perform private and commercial property inspection. Our work is fast, efficient, and with a quick turnaround.
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