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NextDay Inspect®

NextDay Inspect®

5.0Exceptional(8)
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Hailu R. says, "Inspectors were very professional and personable. " Read more
Barrera & Sons Remodeling, LLC

Barrera & Sons Remodeling, LLC

New on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Established in 2006, Barrera & Sons Remodeling, LLC is a trusted name in Manassas, VA, and the surrounding areas. This company is recognized for providing top-notch quality in all aspects of remodeling. Whether you envision a major renovation or a minor tweak, Barrera & Sons Remodeling, LLC brings expertise and commitment to every project, ensuring your satisfaction with their exceptional service.
HomeKey Inspections, LLC

HomeKey Inspections, LLC

5.0(3)
Top Pro
3 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Brad F. says, "They are consummate professionals who were dedicated to ensuring we were satisfied and the job was done correctly. " Read more
KBM Mechanical Services LLc

KBM Mechanical Services LLc

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
We are a local owned and operated company that value honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business.Our major focus is on the quality our work and producing outstanding results. We are committed to creating a level of valve unmatched by any of our competitors. We look forward to building lasting relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction! We are loyalty honest with all customers work love to give you the best result that suit your need for your heating and cooling equipment....
Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating Co

Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating Co

New on HomeGuide
42+ years in business
Established in 1980, Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating Company is a trusted service provider in Sterling, VA, and surrounding areas. Renowned for its dedication and superior service, the company has over 31 years of experience in the air conditioning business. Garneski's wide range of services includes installation and maintenance of air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, humidifiers, air cleaners, boilers, water heaters, and fireplaces. Known for doing the job right the first time, Garneski strives to provide the best possible solutions to meet customers' unique needs.
Rudi Heating And Air Conditioning Service

Rudi Heating And Air Conditioning Service

New on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
I lake to make profesional job and leave my customers happy
Service Specialties Inc.

Service Specialties Inc.

New on HomeGuide
45+ years in business
Founded in 1979, Service Specialties Inc. is a family-owned business that caters to both residential and commercial clients in Chantilly, VA, and surrounding areas. The company specializes in heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services, offering top-quality work with an emphasis on customer satisfaction. Their range of services includes system installations, diagnostics, water heater replacements, hydrojetting, and emergency assistance. With a stellar reputation backed by an A+ BBB rating, Service Specialties Inc. delivers dependable solutions for all your HVAC and plumbing needs.
AIR QUALITY SOLUTIONS

AIR QUALITY SOLUTIONS

New on HomeGuide
35+ years in business
We provide guidance to manage the indoor environment to include on-site inspections, evaluations, sampling and testing services, building science services. We also provide PRV (Post Remediation Verification) to verify the successful completion of any remediation services. We were previously a remediation contractor with a heavy science background and the currently have the ability to explain complex issues to our clients. We have been in business in Lancaster for 30 years, serving folks in Pennsylvania and surrounding states and beyond. We have even helped a client in Greece. Its all about the folks. I enjoy being Analogue, that is, bein...
WE RESTORATION LLC

WE RESTORATION LLC

5.0(3)
6+ years in business
Patricia B. says, "We Restoration did a fantastic job removing mold that was growing in my basement. My Customer service experience with them was outstanding. Also the crew that did the actual mold removal were very nice and professional people. Thank you WE" Read more
RHS Home Inspections

RHS Home Inspections

New on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Founded in 1992 and located in Gaithersburg, MD, Reliable Home Services, Inc (/RHS Home Inspections) provides premier home inspections, walk and talks, pre-drywall inspections, new construction inspections, single item inspections, rehab consults, commercial inspections, radon testing, mold assessments, pest inspections, sewer scopes, and thermal imaging services to the Washington DC metro area (MD/DC/VA). Our highly trained inspectors are ASHI-certified and state licensed. We regularly attend monthly seminars, technical training and continuing education classes to ensure that we meet the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) continuing ...

Your Asbestos Testing questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does asbestos testing cost?

Asbestos testing costs $250 to $850 on average. The visual inspection alone costs $100 to $500 and testing costs about $20 to $80 per sample, so the size of the area and the number of materials being tested have a big impact on the cost. A certified inspector visually assesses the area, takes samples for testing, and provides a report with the results. If the report finds asbestos, the inspector will also provide recommendations for how to move forward.

An asbestos refurbishment and demolition survey costs $600 to $1,500+ and is required before any renovation or demolition projects. This survey tests all potential asbestos-containing materials in space.

There are several types of asbestos tests:

  • Physical sample testing costs $250 to $850+ and is the most common test type.
  • Air testing costs $300 to $1,000+ and is often done both before and after a construction project.
  • Dust sample testing costs $150 to $250+. Dust collection methods include scraping, wiping, tape-lift, and micro-vacuuming.
  • Water testing costs $100 to $300, not counting the sample collection.

When should you test for asbestos?

Strongly consider testing for asbestos in the following situations:

  • You are planning to buy an older home or building.
  • You are planning to renovate or demolish a structure, regardless of whether it is new or old.
  • You suspect your home may have asbestos-containing materials.
  • Your home sustained structural damage in a flood or other disaster.

Undamaged and undisturbed asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are not dangerous. However, when the ACM is disturbed, hazardous fibers become airborne and dangerous. If you suspect your home contains ACM, leave it alone and contact a certified asbestos contractor to inspect and test it safely.

How is asbestos tested?

Asbestos is tested in a lab using methods that detect the fibers microscopically. Sample requirements differ depending on the laboratory, but most labs request a 1" to 2" square for materials like ceiling tiles, drywall pieces, or flooring material. For dust and other materials, labs typically ask for about 1 tablespoon or a quarter size amount.

The most common methods for asbestos testing are:

  • Phase contrast microscopy (PCM)
  • Polarized light microscopy (PLM)
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

Can I test for asbestos myself?

You can collect samples for testing yourself with DIY kits that cost $50 to $250, depending on the number of samples. However, due to the dangers and serious health risks associated with asbestos-containing material (ACM), it's best to hire a certified professional to inspect, test, and report.

Do home inspections include asbestos testing?

Most home inspectors do not test for asbestos, but they typically will alert you if they see suspected asbestos-containing materials in the house. Some home inspectors may offer asbestos testing as an extra service for an additional cost if they are also trained and certified to provide asbestos inspections.

How long does asbestos testing take?

Asbestos testing takes one day to several weeks for the lab testing. Most labs offer tiered pricing based on how quickly you need the results. An asbestos inspector typically spends 30 minutes to 3+ hours collecting samples, depending on the area size and the number of materials being tested.

How do I choose an asbestos inspection company near me?

Due to its associated health risks, asbestos is highly regulated, and testing should be conducted by a qualified professional. Follow these guidelines when looking for an asbestos testing company near you:

  • Check with your state asbestos contacts for asbestos inspection and testing requirements specific to your state.
  • Hire an 3rd party asbestos inspector not affilicated with an asbestos abatement company.
  • Get at least 3 estimates from licensed, bonded, and insured asbestos testing companies.
  • Confirm the inspector is AHERA certified, and the company adheres to all EPA and OSHA standards.
  • Verify the inspector's licensing and asbestos inspection credentials.
  • Get written confirmation that all EPA guidelines and OSHA standards are followed.

What questions should I ask when getting estimates for an asbestos inspection?

Ask the following questions to help you choose a qualified asbestos inspector:

  • Are you AHERA certified to inspect and test for asbestos in this state?
  • Does the quote cover visual inspection, all sample testing, and a report of the results?
  • How many samples do you need to collect?
  • How quickly do the lab test results come back?
  • Do you go over the test results with me and provide recommendations if asbestos is found?
  • Are there legal requirements for how to proceed if the tests confirm asbestos is present?
  • How much do you charge to do an inspection after asbestos has been removed?

Reviews for Ashburn asbestos testing & inspection services

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Amblessed N.
Prompt service and affordable
NextDay Inspect®
Kathy A.
Very thorough and knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with
HomeKey Inspections, LLC
Mewwun K.
I noticed a smell in my walk in closet and contacted them for more information. They are very informative and professional. They came out to do an estimate and were on time which I greatly appreciated because most companies give you a window and don’t show up until after. Customer service was great! Found out there was mold in my wall relating to my backyard faucet. They were very assuring and worked in a timely matter! I will be using them again for any future mold incidents. I highly recommend them!
WE RESTORATION LLC
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