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Asbestos Inspection

Asbestos testing, inspections, and site-surveys from one of Accu-Star's accredited inspectors is the best thing you can do before remodeling, before demolition or when working with suspect materials.

 

Asbestos is a component of some building materials, and is known to be a hazardous carcinogen.  Home owners, landlords, and contractors must perform testing or site surveys prior to disturbing or demolishing building any building materials that may contain asbestos.  Although most people aware of the potential for asbestos content in popcorn ceiling, vinyl tiles, and pipe insulation; any building material that is not made of wood, metal, or glass may contain asbestos. Although most people aware of the potential for asbestos content in popcorn ceiling, vinyl tiles, and pipe insulation; any building material that is not made of wood, metal, or glass may contain asbestos.

 

An Accu-Star Environmental Inspector  will help you to determine the appropriate sampling plan and protocol to ensure that you protect yourself from health impacts and liabilities, without wasting money on abating unnecessary materials.

ASBESTOS TESTING & INSPECTION

These regulations have greatly limited the occurrence of asbestos in new construction or recent remodeling projects. However a large number of homes in the Seattle area were built before these modern regulations were enacted. To address these concerns, we provide expert asbestos inspections for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Our inspectors are certified Asbestos Building Inspectors.

Asbestos is defined as a set of six silicate minerals commonly used in commercial applications. The primary defining feature of these minerals is their long, thin fibrous structure. This unique profile, while helpful for myriad commercial uses, can create problems when exposed to the human respiratory system. Because of this, asbestos is considered a dangerous carcinogen and its use is subject to numerous regulations.

What categories of materials is asbestos found in?

 

  • Miscellaneous
  • Surfacing Materials
  • TSI – Thermal Systems Insulation

When is an asbestos inspection necessary?

 

  • Remodeling / Repair homes built before 1980.
  • Removing old boilers.
  • Sanding, cutting or disturbing potentially asbestos
  • containing materials.
  • Duct repair / replacement

 

 

What types of building materials in Ontario commonly contain asbestos?

 

  • Vinyl flooring
  • Boilers
  • Popcorn ceilings
  • Vermiculite insulation
  • Roofing materials
  • Plaster
  • Joint compound
  • Ceiling tiles

 

Note: This is not a complete list. Please contact Accu-Star for an exhaustive list

 

 

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