There are many laws and regulations that vary by state and city associated with asbestos removal in residential and commercial buildings. Never remove a suspected or confirmed asbestos containing material without consulting a licensed asbestos professional who is familiar with the regulations applicable in your area. Generally speaking if your home was built before 1984 you should have any suspected asbestos materials tested.
Exposure to airborne asbestos can cause adverse health effects to the affected person. Continued exposure can increase the amount of asbestos fibers that remain in the lung. Fibers embedded in lung tissue over time may cause serious lung diseases including: asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma. Tobacco smokers who have been exposed to asbestos have a far greater-than-additive risk for lung cancer than do nonsmokers who have been exposed, meaning the risk is greater than the individual risks from asbestos and smoking added together. Repairs to ACM must be done only by trained professionals with methods to safely handle asbestos since there is always a risk of exposure to fibers when asbestos is disturbed.
Doing repairs yourself is not recommended because improper handling of asbestos materials can create a hazard where none previously existed.
Many products in use today contain asbestos. Asbestos fibers are incredibly strong and have properties that make them resistant to heat. Asbestos was mixed with multiple construction materials and installed in many buildings. Examples of suspect asbestos containing materials are included but not limited to:
- Drywall Gypsum Board
- Drywall Texture Coating or Joint Compound
- Acoustical (Popcorn) Ceilings
- Vinyl Sheet Floorings (linoleum) and Floor Tiles
- HVAC Ducting
- Furnace Pipes
- Stucco Walls
- Roofing materials and mastics
- Attic Insulation
Elite Environmental Consulting conducts a thorough investigation to identify the location, quantity and condition of all suspect asbestos containing materials within the building followed by a comprehensive report to document findings. If asbestos is present, our report will indicate the affected materials, location, extent of damage and provide recommendations.
Asbestos air clearances must be conducted once remediation of asbestos containing material has been completed to insure the area is available for re-occupancy and below the clearance level of 0.01f/cc.
Elite Environmental Consulting offers a variety of microbial consultation services so that we can assist you in identifying, assessing,
There are many laws and regulations that vary by state and city associated with asbestos removal in residential and commercial buildings.
Elite Environmental Consulting is certified by the California Department of Public Health and the Environmental Protection Agency to perform Lead-Based Paint Inspections,
Elite Environmental Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm. We ensure that our services are of the highest integrity in the steadily growing industry of industrial hygiene. With years of expertise in the industry Elite Environmental Consulting has a reputation you can rely on.
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