Asbestos inspections are sometimes done during a building inspection, but are more important before renovation and demolition projects. It may be required before receiving a demolition permit, as the process is different when asbestos is present. We also recommend having an asbestos building inspector come in before renovations for the health of occupants and workers. Not all renovations require a permit, but it’s better to be safe than sorry before you renovate things like drywall, ceilings, or old flooring that could contain asbestos.
For asbestos testing, we always send a certified asbestos inspector citizens can trust. They take samples of all materials that could contain asbestos and send them to a lab for testing. We are a well-rounded and experienced company that can also help with asbestos air testing and asbestos and lead testing.
US Demolition offers the asbestos testing service property owners rely on. We are a group of asbestos building inspectors, scientists, and contractors, who are experts in asbestos inspections and commercial asbestos removal.
Asbestos is found in old building materials, and in some new materials imported into the US today – such as insulation, flooring, textured paint, ceiling and roof tiles. Asbestos is a health concern, where exposure can lead to serious illness including mesothelioma and asbestosis.
Asbestos testing is required by OSHA and the EPA for certain activities. The EPA requires asbestos inspection before demolition or remodelling of large commercial buildings, while OSHA requires asbestos testing to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. If you fail to meet these guidelines, you can receive fines and other penalties. If you are not sure whether you need an asbestos testing service, contact us and we can help, we are certified and fully insured.
When it comes to your health, you only want to trust the best asbestos removal companies, and one that can properly test for, remove, and handle the proper disposing of the asbestos. Asbestos abatement regulations change from state to state in the US, some of which are more strict than those required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
We are a team of certified asbestos inspectors that are licensed, bonded and insured. We carefully plan and track the inspection process, followed by plans for asbestos abatement if any is found. Additionally, our company provides industrial asbestos removal services, meaning we can start the work right away. After we finish, we bring in our consultant to ensure all asbestos has been properly removed.
Our careful and thorough protocol for asbestos inspections includes: asbestos management plans, asbestos air testing, the scope of development for work and post-abatement asbestos air testing. Ensuring without a doubt that there is no harmful asbestos in your building.
Developing a proper protocol for asbestos surveys is a key step to proper asbestos inspection and abatement. Surveys are required and/or recommended for various reasons, to determine that there are no asbestos containing materials (ACM) in a building. The protocol development identifies areas containing asbestos, documents the health and safety aspects of the project and where asbestos will be removed from.
To carry out professional asbestos inspection and abatement, it is important to understand local and federal regulations in order to protect property owners and workers from liabilities and fines. The process for developing a careful asbestos abatement protocol is crucial to get the best results. Here at US Demolition, We have completed hundreds of asbestos inspections in Chicago and area, on all types of buildings and properties, meaning we are the team for asbestos testing service property owners can confide in.