What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber found in rock and soil. Asbestos fibers are a flexible heat resistant material that have aided construction with its ability to bind other materials and fire-proofing qualities.
From construction materials to car parts asbestos is found in many places. The use of asbestos was commonplace until the 70's and industry standards changed. We have attached some common types of asbestos to better aide you with where asbestos can be found.
Asbestos guidelines for the state are more stringent than the ones listed with the US EPA. The NC Health Hazard Control Unit is who oversees asbestos and lead abatement in NC and they have listed their requirements as well you can find a listing of who is licensed and accredited with the NC Health Hazard Control Unit to perform asbestos inspections, asbestos surveys and asbestos abatement.