Asbestos is a substance found in construction materials. Before 1980, its use was not prohibited. For health reasons, it was banned in homes. Today, every owner must check its presence.

The dangers of asbestos

Asbestos is dangerous for health. Any inhalation can cause various problems:

  • Respiratory diseases: Exposure can cause pulmonary fibrosis and asbestosis. In less serious cases, it causes coughing and difficulty breathing
  • Cancers: Asbestos is linked to several types of cancer, including lung and larynx. These diseases can develop decades after initial exposure to asbestos
  • Other pathologies: this substance promotes the development of pleural plaques, pleural effusions and autoimmune diseases

How to check for asbestos in the house?

There are certain materials that are commonly associated with asbestos. Here are a few :

  • Vinyl flooring
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Insulation materials
  • Heating and ventilation ducts
  • Exterior cladding
  • Artificial slate roofs
  • Plumbing joints
  • Thermal insulation materials

Therefore, inspect your home to identify materials that may be contaminated. Look for materials that are crumbly, damaged or in poor condition. They can release asbestos fibers into the air.

Call us to check your house

It is difficult to detect the presence of asbestos yourself. To be sure, it is advisable to call a professional. At Benjel, we understand the importance of security in your home. This is why we offer a full range of services regarding this substance. Discover them in detail:

Sample collection

We identify materials likely to contain asbestos. We then collect them. We follow strict protocols. The reliability of the results is ensured.

Laboratory analysis

Once the samples are taken, we send them to the laboratory. We carry out an in-depth analysis there. The results will more precisely confirm the presence or absence of asbestos. In particular, we obtain information on the concentration of asbestos.

Detailed report

After receiving the analysis results, we provide you with a detailed report. Depending on its content, our experts will guide you. Different steps must be taken. We provide you with tips to keep your home safe.

Conclusion: Ensure safety and security in your home!

Checking the presence of asbestos in construction materials is essential. This ensures the safety and health of the occupants of your home. If you have any suspicions, call on our services! We will carry out a thorough assessment of your building. Our technicians do everything they can to guarantee a healthier environment.