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Asbestos

According to the Occupations Safety and Health Administration asbestos is well recognized as a health hazard and its use is now highly regulated by both OSHA and EPA.

Asbestos fibers associated with these health risks are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Breathing asbestos fibers can cause a buildup of scar-like tissue in the lungs called asbestosis and result in loss of lung function that often progresses to disability and/or death.

On the other hand NESHAP states that:

The owner or operator of a demolition or renovation activity and prior to the commencement of the demolition or renovation will thoroughly inspect the affected facility or part of the facility where the demolition or renovation operation will occur for the presence of asbestos.

BUT… WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH ME?

HEALTH

Well, the number one reason is the protection of your health. Unfortunately, asbestos cannot be seen with the naked eye.

DANGER

The bad news is: asbestos may already be anywhere in your home, and it may cause diseases if it’s not handled properly.

HELP ME! WHERE CAN I FIND ASBESTOS?

  • 1Roofing, shingles and siding
  • 2Stucco, loose, blown-in insulation, cement board siding (transite);
  • 3Textured or stipple-coated walls and ceilings;
  • 4Backing behind recessed lighting, switches and outlets;
  1. 5Artificial fireplaces, door gaskets on furnaces and wood/coal burning stoves
  2. 6Window putty
  3. 7Floor tiles and sheet flooring
  4. 8Pipe insulations, boilers and furnaces insulation…

Asbestos can also be a problem during

Real Estate transactions

pre-sale HOME inspection

When asbestos is found during a pre-sale home inspection, it holds back the entire pre-selling or even selling process. Often, deals are put down or aside resulting frustration for everyone.

BUT THERE’S good news!

Keep calm, we ensure you that the existence of asbestos in most cases is really easy to fix. After all, the asbestos presence doesn’t have to give you hard time to succeed your transaction.

ASBESTOS INSPECTION

If an asbestos inspection and asbestos testing is necessary, there are four steps to be taken.

  • 01

    Our professional conducts an inspection of the property including

    The inspections will be conducted by a certified trained professional to find Asbestos Containing Material (ACM). This process usually takes less than 1 hour to perform. The certified technician will also perform an Air Quality Test if necessary.

  • 02

    The samples are submitted to the Laboratory

    All samples will be analyzed at our Certified Laboratory facility under the Environmental Standard criteria. After the testing we will provide the results in an easy-to-read report.

  • 03

    The samples are submitted to the Laboratory

    The results will accurately point out the Asbestos Containing Material (ACM). With all the results in hand and if ACM is found it is time to look for a remediation service company.

  • 04

    Post Remediation Testing (Clearance Air Testing)

    After remediating the problem, a third party company must perform what is commonly called Clearance Air Test to ensure there is no asbestos fibers present in the air.

Looking for an asbestos inspection for your property?

Call now (908)206-0073 or click to have one of our consultant contact you