Our EPA-certified inspectors come to any location armed with years of experience. They assess areas that may contain asbestos, drafting a comprehensive report detailing areas inspected and asbestos content. As there are complex regulations regarding asbestos, we also offer immediate 24hr rush services.
During our inspections it is imperative that we have an understanding of the scope of work and reasoning for the asbestos test. We determine the amount of samples and location once we know exactly what is being disturbed. We draw a diagram detailing rooms and location of samples for ease of understanding the results. Once we have all the samples we take them to NVLAP accredited laboratory.
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Our EPA certified inspectors will come out to the site and assess any areas that may contain asbestos.
Our lab testing provides a comprehensive report evaluating content percentages and or clearance documentation.
We understand the complex regulations regarding asbestos and offer immediate 24hr rush services
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Regardless of the year of construction, you should test your home before doing any demolition/renovation. According to the Colorado Dept. of Health and Environment a certified building inspector must inspect the structure/components prior to disturbing >32sf of building material.
When asbestos fibers are released into the air through processes like demolition work and home remodeling, people in the home risk breathing in the particles. Exposure to asbestos in homes can lead to lung diseases, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Most home inspectors don’t look for asbestos, often because they are not specifically trained to spot asbestos within a house and lack the proper licenses to do it.
Because of its fiber strength and heat resistance asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Asbestos has also been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles,acoustical plaster, vinyl sheet floor, Textured paints/coatings paper products, and asbestos cement products)
The only way to be sure whether a material contains asbestos is to have it tested by a certified inspector/laboratory. EPA only recommends testing suspect materials if you are planning a renovation that would disturb the suspect material. Samples should be taken by a properly trained and accredited asbestos inspector.
Asbestos that is in good condition and left undisturbed is unlikely to present a health risk. The risks from asbestos occur when it is damaged or disturbed where asbestos fibers become airborne and can be inhaled. Managing asbestos in place and maintaining it in good repair is often the best approach.
You may be subject to State and Federal Regulations requiring an inspection for asbestos. Avoid penalties and delays: If you are impacting greater than the trigger levels of suspect asbestos-containing materials ("ACM") - you must have your project inspected for ACM by a Colorado-certified asbestos building inspector before commencing work.
Asbestos can be found in these and many other common building materials: Ceiling textures, vinyl floor coverings and mastic, boiler and pipe insulation, heating and cooling duct insulation, ceiling tile, roofing products, clapboard shingles, etc. These materials may be regulated - a certified asbestos building inspector can determine which materials contain asbestos and which are regulated.
Buildings of any age may contain ACM; even those newly built may have ACM. If the structures/components to be disturbed exceed the trigger levels, they must be inspected for asbestos by a Colorado-certified asbestos building inspector, unless the building was built after October 12, 1988, AND the architect or engineer who built it signs and submits documentation showing that no ACM was specified or used in the construction of the building - then no inspection is needed.
If the amount of ACM to be disturbed exceeds the following trigger levels, then an asbestos abatement contractor must remove the material. Single-Family Residential Dwellings ("SFRD") - the trigger levels are: 50 linear feet on pipes; 32 square feet on other surfaces; or the volume equivalent of a 55- gallon drum. Public and Commercial Buildings (other than SFRDS) - the trigger levels are: 260 linear feet on pipes; 160 square feet on other surfaces; or the volume equivalent of a 55-gallon drum. Under many circumstances, a Colorado-certified General Abatement Contractor (GAC) must remove ACM that is regulated or may become regulated before it is disturbed by renovation or demolition activities. Please contact L&K for additional information on Asbestos Abatement contractors to use.