Creosote can be harmful to the health of you and your family, especially if there are long periods of exposure. Accurate and thorough creosote testing is the best way to ensure the safety of your family and prevent any future health issues from occurring. At Moldxperts NJ, we are happy to provide advanced, accurate creosote testing services to residents and businesses throughout the entire state of New Jersey.
Our Testing Process
Testing the air for creosote vapors is one of the best ways to predict and prevent any future health effects caused by exposure to the chemicals. Currently, there are no human medical tests that can determine if an individual has been exposed. However, testing the air in the environment is a reliable, accurate way to prevent long term exposure and/or negative health effects from occurring.
To begin the testing process, our specialists will visit your property and gather multiple air samples. Next, we use our state-of-the-art testing equipment to analyze and test the air samples. We will accurately determine if any creosote chemicals, or other dangerous vapors, are present in the air. We are able to test any home, business, or property in New Jersey. Our creosote air testing services are fast and affordable. Keep your family safe! Contact us today for more information.
Serving All of New Jersey
If you are a resident or business owner located in the state of New Jersey, we are here to help. Our creosote air testing service is relaiable, fast, and affordable. Our team of experts can test the air quality of any home, business, or property. Contact us today for more information or to get a free quote.
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What is Creosote?
Creosote refers to a variety of mixed chemical products that includes wood creosote, coal tar creosote, coal tar, and coal tar pitch. Typically, creosote products are used as preservatives or antiseptics. Coal tar creosote, for instance, is the most commonly used wood preservative in the United States. Throughout the world, coal tar and coal tar pitch are used in road paving and roofing. Coal tar products are also used as insecticides, fungicides, and animal repellents.
Creosote products contain hundreds, possibly thousands, of chemicals mixed together. Several of the major chemical ingredients, such as phenols and cresols, can cause harmful health effects.
Sources of Creosote Exposure
Creosote can be found anywhere that creosote products are currently being used, or were used in the past. It is possible to be exposed to through contaminated air, water, or soil, as well as direct skin contact. One of the most common types of exposure is through vapors in the air.
People who live or work close to facilities that use or manufacture wood preservatives, asphalt, and coke fuel are at a high risk for inhalation exposure. Factories that manufacture rubber, tires, aluminum, iron, and steel can also produce harmful vapors. Many hazardous waste sites can also present exposure risks due to handling large quantities of coal tar creosote. Additionally, people who live in houses built with exposed wood may be at risk for exposure. For instance, a log cabin in which the wood has been treated creosote can cause exposure through the air as well as direct skin contact.
Believe it or not, creosote can also still be found in some herbal remedies and medical treatments for skin.
Health Effects of Creosote
Prolonged exposure to creosote vapors can cause sensitivity to light, cornea damage, skin damage, and respiratory tract irritation. Many people experience skin reddening, rashes, blistering, and peeling. Even with low levels of creosote, long term exposure can result in skin cancer.
Our Air Testing Services
Fast, affordable & accurate air testing.
At Moldxperts NJ, our whole team is ready to help. As experts who specialize in mold inspection, mold testing, and mold rememdiation, we know a thing or two about indoor air quality and safety. For over 30 years, we have proudly served our neighbors and friends throughout the New Jersey community. To make sure you and your family are as safe as possible, please contact us today to schedule an appointment for creosote testing.
For more information and a free quote, call today: (609) 318-4536