At Preemptive Strike, we are here to help with Asbestos Testing, Asbestos Inspection, and Asbestos Surveys in the Palm Beach County, FL area. Specifically, we service these areas:

  • Palm Beach County, FL
  • Miami-Dad County, FL
  • Broward County, FL
  • St. Lucie County
  • Martin County FL
  • Boynton Beach FL

If you need help with Asbestos in Florida, you have found your solution with Preemptive Strike Environmental Services.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil. Because of its fiber strength and heat resistance asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Asbestos has also been used in 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.

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Why Choose Preemptive Strike?

We are State of Florida Asbestos Consultant.. All our inspectors are National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) certified trained and Accredited Asbestos Professional. Training for asbestos professionals is required under the EPA Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP) which EPA issued under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA). The MAP requires the use of trained and accredited asbestos professionals when conducting asbestos...

Projects Completed
Inspected Buildings
Benefited Clients

Services Provided


  • Pre Renovation
  • Pre Demolition
  • Post Abatement Clearance
  • Due Diligence (Pre Purchase, Refinance, etc.)

General Testing

  • Air Testing
  • Material Testing

General Services

  • Project Consulting
  • Project Oversight
  • Project Coordination
  • Project Risk Management
  • Operation & Maintenance Plans (O&M Plans)
  • Project Hazard Assessments
  • Peer Review

Why is it Important?

Three of the major health effects associated with asbestos exposure are:

Lung Cancer


A rare form of cancer that is found in the thin lining of the lung, chest and the abdomen and heart


A serious progressive, long-term, non-cancer disease of the lungs

Three of the major health effects associated with asbestos exposure are:

Exposure to asbestos increases your risk of developing lung disease. That risk is made worse by smoking. In general, the greater the exposure to asbestos, the greater the chance of developing harmful health effects.


How Can People Be Exposed to Asbestos?

Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling. In general, exposure may occur only when the asbestos-containing material is disturbed or damaged in some way to release particles and fibers into the air.


Facts Library

Most uses of asbestos are not banned. A few are banned under existing regulations.

Banned products and uses
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): Banned Manufacture, Importation, Processing and Distribution in Commerce of Certain Asbestos-containing Products

Corrugated paper
Commercial paper
Specialty paper
Flooring felt

New commercial uses that begin after August 25, 1989
Under the Clean Air Act (CAA): Banned Asbestos-containing Uses

Asbestos pipe insulation and asbestos block insulation on facility components, such as boilers and hot water tanks, if the materials are either pre-formed (molded) and friable or wet-applied and friable after drying.
Spray-applied surfacing asbestos-containing materials
Spray-on application of materials containing more than 1% asbestos to buildings, structures, pipes, and conduits unless certain conditions specified under 40 CFR 61, Subpart M are met.

Under the Consumer Product Safety Act (Consumer Product Safety Commission): Banned Products

Asbestos in artificial fireplace embers and wall patching compounds

Examples of asbestos-containing products not banned
The manufacture, importation, processing and distribution in commerce of the following products, as well as some others not listed, are not banned. However, in June 2018 EPA took action by proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) that would prohibit these uses. View the proposed SNUR.
Cement corrugated sheet
Cement flat sheet
Pipeline wrap
Roofing felt
Vinyl floor tile
Cement shingle
Cement pipe
Automatic transmission components
Clutch facings
Friction materials
Disk brake pads
Drum brake linings
Brake blocks
Non-roofing coatings
Roof coatings

Helpful Links

For more information on these and other health effects of asbestos exposure see the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Cancer Institute.