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Jamie Chmielowiec, ACI
State Certified #39427

A Basic Home Inspection, LLC.
cell (520)400-5089
fax (520)298-1309

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should be done about asbestos in the home?

    If you think asbestos may be in your home, don't panic! Usually the best thing is to leave asbestos material that is in good condition alone, since material in good condition will not release asbestos fibers. There is no danger unless fibers are released and inhaled into the lungs. 

If asbestos material is more than slightly damaged, or if you are going to make changes in your home that might disturb it, repair or removal by a professional is needed.



    Asbestos professionals are trained in handling asbestos material. The type of professional will depend on the type of product and what needs to be done to correct the problem. You may hire a general asbestos contractor or, in some cases, a professional trained to handle specific products containing asbestos. 

The federal government has training courses for asbestos professionals around the country. Some state and local governments also have or require training or certification courses. Ask asbestos professionals to document their completion of federal or state-approved training. Each person performing work in your home should provide proof of training and licensing in asbestos work, such as completion of EPA-approved training.

    State and local health departments or http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/regioncontact.html EPA regional offices may have listings of licensed professionals in your area. 

    For more information, see the EPA's http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs.html Asbestos Information Resources. 

    The above information is provided as a public service by the Environmental Protection Agency for educational purposes. 
    The identification of asbestos is beyond the scope of our inspection. However we can assist you in contacting licensed specialists in this field.

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