According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Because of its fiber strength and heat resistant properties, asbestos has been used for a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products), friction products (automobile clutch, brake, and transmission parts), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings.
When asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed by repair, remodeling or demolition activities, microscopic fibers become airborne and can be inhaled into the lungs, where they can cause significant health problems.
For more information about asbestos on the EPA website, click here.
Licensed Asbestos Testers Radon Testers
|Name||License #||Company||City||Phone||Web Site|
|Philip Borkstrom||RNI2010206||Home Inspector Consultants, Inc.||Frankfort||815-469-4116||Web Site|
|Steven Garbe||RNIT2014212||Pillar to Post Home Inspections||Orland Park||708-870-2438||Web Site|
|Karen Irace||RNI2012210||Pillar to Post Home Inspections||Orland Park||708-870-2406||Web Site|
|Ronald Irace||RNIT2008202||Pillar to Post Home Inspections||Orland Park||708-870-2438||Web Site|
|Gary Kreitlow||RNI2008203||Reynold Consulting, Inc||Rockford||815-289-9432||Web Site|
|Derek Lantry||RNI2004213||Carnow, Conibear & Assoc., Ltd||Chicago||312-762-2956||Web Site|
|Robin Lawson||RNI91069||Lawson Home Inspections & Radon Testing Services||Elburn||630-365-9333||Web Site|
|Tari Mitcheff||RNI2002208||Quality Radon Testing||Lockport||708-243-5945|