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It is important to learn if you have a problem with asbestos or mold in your home. Cape Environmental is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy home environment for you and your family. Here are a few FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) that we get from time to time:

Asbestos is a mineral fiber. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of building materials to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance.
You will need an Environmental consultant to collect bulk samples of suspect materials to be tested at an accredited laboratory.
Up until the 1970s, many types of building components and insulation materials used in homes contained asbestos. Products that commonly contained asbestos include; vermiculite attic insulation, floor tiles and vinyl sheet flooring, plaster on walls and ceilings, drywall joint compound, insulation on water and heating pipes, furnace duct work, , furnace masonry and gasket material, roofing materials.
When contemplating renovation or alteration activities that are likely to cause damage to building materials potentially containing asbestos, laboratory analysis of building materials should be performed and if positive for the presence of asbestos, professional remediation may be necessary before proceeding.
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