St. John Environmental Consulting – Asbestos, Mold, & Lead Testing Experts

St. Louis Asbestos Testing & Inspection

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Asbestos Testing & Inspection

Asbestos is a natural mineral that is found in some building materials, and is known to be a hazardous carcinogen. Building owners and contractors must perform testing or site surveys prior to disturbing or demolishing a building or building materials that may contain asbestos. Although most people are aware of the potential for asbestos content in pipe insulation, 9×9 floor tile, transite siding, and floor mastic; any building material that is not made of wood, metal, or glass may contain asbestos. 

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Inspection

Any time you are remodeling, demolishing, repairing or otherwise disturbing materials that may contain asbestos, an asbestos inspection is required. 

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Testing

An AHERA accredited inspector will help you to determine the appropriate sampling plan and protocol to ensure that you protect yourself from health impacts and liabilities, without wasting money on abating unnecessary materials. 

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Recommendations

It is always better to hire a qualified professional for the removal and remediation process.  We can provide you with a list of qualified remediation companies and consult with them for an additional fee. 

The Process Of Testing For Asbestos

Asbestos In Your Home Or Business

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An AHERA accredited inspector will help you to determine the appropriate sampling plan and protocol to ensure that you protect yourself from health impacts and liabilities, without wasting money on abating unnecessary materials. I would be happy to discuss your project specifics and come up with a plan that satisfies the legal and health obligations without excessive costs and fees.

Types of air testing for asbestos fibers

Asbestos fibers in air are generally tested by one of two methods, either PCM (phase contrast microscopy) or TEM (transmission electron microscopy). These two methods are drastically different, and should be understood before the testing begins.

Phase contrast microscopy (PCM) is a method that measures only the total number of fibers in the air and does not differentiate between asbestos and other types of fibers. Additionally, PCM testing does not measure the smallest fibers and can miss significant asbestos hazards

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) is a method that captures even very fine fibers and reports only on those that are asbestos fibers. This method allows us to truly assess the hazards that may be present due to asbestos fibers in the air.

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When you need an asbestos inspection:

Any time you are remodeling, demolishing, repairing or otherwise disturbing materials that may contain asbestos, an asbestos inspection is required. Asbestos is not illegal in other countries and can even be in modern building supplies. eiusmod dunt.

Floor-plans & Sampling

A good survey will include floor-plans with the locations of all suspect materials clearly labeled. This takes time, but is invaluable to the client. With this detailed information it is easy to get pricing on abatement and walk regulators through the project. Any samples taken of a suspect material should be taken in either 3, 5, or 7 samples for each material. An accredited lab will read the results and anything over 1% asbestos is considered asbestos containing. A good report will list all of the samples tested weather positive or negative.

Asbestos Air Monitoring

Many clients become concerned that asbestos fibers or asbestos containing dust may be present in their buildings. This dust may be due to damaged materials that contain asbestos, left-over from an abatement project, or created by remodeling or demolition work. When these concerns arise, we are often asked to perform asbestos air sampling or asbestos monitoring. Below you will find some general information about how these services can be performed.

Asbestos fibers may be floating in the air, settled in dust, or blown around by the HVAC system. That's Why Testing From St JOhn Environmental Is So Important to protect your family.

St. John Environmental Consulting – Mold, Asbestos & Lead Testing Experts

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20 years

St. John Environmental Consulting LLC, (SEC) is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

The founder of SEC, Ian St. John, has worked in the environmental field since 1999. SEC provides safe, high-quality services to its clients. The company strives to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction through its ability to deliver high-value services to a growing list of federal, state, and private clients.

 

Protect Your Family From The Dangers Of Asbestos

You’ll need to check for asbestos any time you are remodeling, demolishing, repairing or otherwise disturbing materials in your home that may contain asbestos.

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The Dangers of Asbestos

No amount of exposure to asbestos is considered safe, people should take precaution to prevent exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos fibers are hard to destroy and the body cannot break them down or remove them once they are lodged in lung or body tissues. They remain in place where they can cause disease.

There are many diseases and illnesses also associated with exposure to asbestos. Call St. John Environmental Consulting to test your home or business for Asbestos. 

Exposure

Exposure to asbestos causes cancers and other diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Disease

Scientific studies show exposure to asbestos is linked to several diseases, including cancers.

Testing

Testing is the first step in keeping your family & business safe.

Removal

We can provide you with a list of qualified remediation companies and consult with them for an additional fee.
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