Asbestos Testing

Asbestos can cause a number of health complications.

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Asbestosis

Asbestosis is an inflammatory condition of the lungs. Symptoms include coughing and shortness of breath. It leads to scarring of the lungs and difficulty breathing.
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Mesothelioma

Exposure to asbestos is linked to mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer. Unfortunately, victims of this life-threatening cancer do not show signs until decades later.
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Lung Problems

Asbestos can lead to changes in the membranes that surround the lungs and abnormal collections of fluid between the inside wall of the chest and the lungs.

Professional Asbestos Testing

Asbestos is a mineral fiber, which may lead to lung or stomach cancer when inhaled and can cause several issues within the home. Asbestos is commonly found in steam pipe coverings, some appliances (especially wood stoves), ceiling, wall and floor coverings as well as various roofing and siding materials. There are several kinds of asbestos fibers, all of which are fire resistant and not easily destroyed. They are also long, thin and flexible, so that they can even be woven into cloth, because of these qualities, asbestos has been used in thousands of consumer, industrial, maritime, automotive, scientific and building products.

Those BrickKicker locations providing Asbestos Testing are trained to properly search for asbestos within your property. Have an inspector come to your home or property, take a sample and have it tested to ensure it is safe.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Asbestos Testing

Here at The BrickKicker, we’re dedicated to being your home consultants for life. Whether you have a question a day or a year after your inspection, we’re here to help. You can also see our resources page,
which provides helpful maintenance tips.

First, you are going to need to determine when the building in question was constructed. Asbestos was used between 1920 and 1989, after which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began regulating materials containing asbestos.

Asbestos can be identified by labels, by contacting a plumber or heating building contractor who may be able to provide more accurate visual identification. It is also advisable to have a sample of the material in question analyzed by a laboratory for more accurate results.

Unless the asbestos is crumbling into airborne dust, it is best not to remove it. Improper removal procedures may create more harmful exposure, releasing larger quantities of asbestos dust.

In the event that asbestos is found to be crumbling within a home or commercial building, leave it to the professionals and contact a certified asbestos contractor to deal with the condition.

The body has significant difficulty expelling the fibers, which can trigger more than a dozen health complications, including cancer. It often takes decades, but asbestos fibers are proven to cause asbestosis, lung cancer, and pleural mesothelioma.

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The BrickKicker COVID-19 Response 

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted businesses and markets all across the globe.

At The BrickKicker, our reputation has continued to stand tall during these times of uncertainty just as it has over the last 30 years. We continue to strive for highest regards to transparency and reliability, ensuring our customers will continue to count on us. With that, it is important for us to share how we are managing our business during these uncertain times.

First and foremost, we will continue to be laser focused on monitoring all WHO, CDC & DOC broadcasts to a) guarantee The BrickKicker is contributing to keeping our community safe & healthy and b) to take advantage of additional resources available to offer comfort to our employees and clients alike.

Our team at The BrickKicker will remain committed to delivering full operational support throughout the weeks and months ahead. For the continued safety of all our employees and staff, we are still asking to keep the number of those attending the inspection to a bare minimum, if any at all. Our inspectors are equipped with SentriLock access (with proper agent approval) and take plenty of photos during the inspection to produce a very detailed report. Oh, and no need need to be a worry of missing valuable information or stress over deadlines, our team is great about getting the reports out within 24 hours or often the same day.

Each inspector will be disinfecting all tools, self and vehicles after each inspection and may even wear gloves and masks on sight. This will help ensure we minimize the spread of this disease as much as possible.

In addition, our staff is fully available as if we never shut down, via phone or website to answer any questions that come up once reviewing the inspection report. The inspection is often an educational session, we must not lose sight of this. To make things as efficient and safe as possible, our inspection agreement and payment can be made electronically, via the confirmation email that went out upon booking.

We wish to remind our clients that we have a full service team supporting all your needs and it is the strength of our team that will allow us to continue to maintain our high service levels in the months ahead.

In fact, The BrickKicker isn’t stopping here to service our customers during this difficult time. We have expanded our availability and will assist with pricing concerns as they arise in order to keep services going. 

Despite taking all precautions, we strongly recommend our clients to contact us in regards to changing inspection dates in the short term, and to provide us with any questions they have up front so that we can ensure all gets answered by the time the report is delivered.

Finally, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or call with any requests or questions you may have.

Thank you,

President


Andrew Fox