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Residential Asbestos Assessments Indianapolis

Certified Asbestos Assessment & Abatement Company
Piper - Scent Dog

Indianapolis Residential Asbestos Testing and Abatement

Asbestos is a mineral fiber present in many different types of materials such as thermal insulation, fireproofing, shingles, ceiling tiles, adhesives, flooring tile, and other materials around the home. Asbestos is most dangerous when it is broken or cracked and turns into dust particles. These dust particles can enter your lungs and lead to health problems such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Aegis Environmental can provide the following services related to asbestos:

  • Home-inspections
  • Air monitoring and analysis
  • Clearance sampling
  • Laboratory testing
  • Abatement supervision

FAQs About Asbestos Testing & Abatement

What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring silicate minerals made up of thin, microscopic fibers. Asbestos offers heat and chemical resistance, fireproofing, and strength; because of this asbestos was often used in construction before 1981. However, even today, some materials contain asbestos, although their use has dramatically decreased.

How can I tell if I have asbestos in my floor tiles or ceiling tiles or wrapped around pipes?
The only way to be certain whether a building material contains asbestos is to have it tested.

What is vermiculite?
Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that expands when heated. Technically, vermiculite is a hydrated magnesium iron aluminum silicate mineral. Pieces of vermiculite are brownish-gold to black and are about ½ inch in size. Pieces of vermiculite appear to be multi-layered. Vermiculite is sometimes used in building insulation, potting soil, and fertilizer. Not all vermiculite contains asbestos; however, some products do contain vermiculite-containing asbestos. Vermiculite was mined in Libby, Montana, from the 1920s until the mine closed in 1990. While in operation, the Libby mine produced most of the world’s supply of vermiculite. Unfortunately, the Libby mine’s vermiculite contained a type of asbestos called tremolite-actinolite, which is a cause for concern.

What should I do if I suspect asbestos or vermiculite is present?
It would be best if you left the pipes or tiles, etc., alone and have a licensed inspector assess the area in question. The best practice is to assume that vermiculite contains asbestos and leave it alone. Most likely, the inspector will take samples and send them to a lab for testing. Then you will know for sure what materials you are dealing with in your home.

How much will that cost?
The cost varies depending on the type of testing conducted, the number of tests needed plus a consultation/trip fee.

Client Testimonials

 

Our Commitment To Our Clients

Throughout time many things change, one thing that remains consistent is our sincere dedication to our clients. You can trust Aegis for quality, dependable service that is done within the framework of good science. Our staff takes great pride in being service-orientated and going the extra mile to meet our clients’ expectations. Our professional staff will get the job done and work in a manner that will give you the peace of mind you deserve while taking care of your environmental needs.

 

Jillian Holloway
Jillian Holloway
March 1, 2023
Mya was thorough, knowledgeable & friendly! She went above and beyond to help today! She has a strong background in environmental science and an excellent work ethic! She made sure our questions were addressed and took the time to explain her findings! Keep it up!
Mélanie Clapiès
Mélanie Clapiès
June 23, 2022
We had a fantastic experience with Aegis all along. They were prompt answering and scheduling us for an inspection. Jonathan Hoover came to check our basement for asbestos. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to kindly answer our many questions. It was so reassuring to work with someone so professional, patient, and so accommodating! I would absolutely recommend working with Aegis and won't hesitate hiring their services again in the future.
Rumeet Mehta
Rumeet Mehta
May 30, 2022
Best service, highly recommend!
Kyle Dougherty
Kyle Dougherty
May 24, 2022
Mya was my technician and was quick and easy to work with. Their prices are higher then the others but to me it was worth it since they kept their promise time to get results. This made things much easier for me since I was waiting for these results for my mortgage. Thanks Aegis!
Vance Nonno
Vance Nonno
April 12, 2022
Aegis provided excellent service. The inspector/worker, Jonathan Hoover, that came out was very polite and knowledgeable. I would recommend Aegis Environmental for any residential asbestos concerns.
Seth Wilcock
Seth Wilcock
January 28, 2022
Fantastic company to work with. I'm under contract to buy a home and an underground storage tank was discovered by my home inspector. After a call with Aegis, they were able to get out to the property quickly to assess the problem. Turns out, there are FOUR underground storage tanks present since the property is multi-family. They have been very thorough, professional, and communicative to work with so far. I highly recommend working with them for any/all of your environmental remediation/cleanup needs.
Lily May
Lily May
December 1, 2021
Jonathan was extremely responsive and answered any questions I had immediately! I appreciate his willingness to update me every step of the way and provide me with results I could feel confident in. Highly recommend doing business with this company! You can tell they truly appreciate their customers and put 100% effort into every test!
Andre Malone
Andre Malone
November 9, 2021
Excellent Service. Tech was very informative
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