Many homes built before 1980 contain asbestos in old floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roof shingles and flashing, siding, Loft insulation, ducts, pipes, sheeting, fireplaces), pipe cement, and joint compound used on seams between pieces of sheetrock. Some newer houses may also contain asbestos.
After years of exposure to those fibers, people may develop a cancer known as mesothelioma, which forms tumours on the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart.
Mesothelioma is a malignant tumour that is caused by inhaled asbestos fibers and forms in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. Symptoms can include shortness of breath and chest pain. The life expectancy for most mesothelioma patients is approximately 12 months after diagnosis. Treatment may improve prognosis and can include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation.
Get an asbestos test of your loft insulation from Just Lofts. We will get the results back within 48 hours of the lab receiving your sample.
What Colour is Asbestos Insulation?
Chrysotile, crocidolite, and amosite were the 3 most commonly used types of asbestos in the UK construction industry.
- Chrysotile – also known as white asbestos, these fibres tend to be curved and flexible.
- Crocidolite – usually blue or grey, these fibres are thin, brittle and needle like in appearance.
- Amosite – brown asbestos that, like crocidolite, are normally comprised of needle like fibres.
For peace of mind for you and your family, we will come and test your insulation for you!
Cost for test £95.00