An Asbestos Survey Can Save You Big Money
Most building departments require an asbestos survey prior to issuing
permits for demolition or significant remodeling involving the removal of
sheetrock, flooring, and other potential asbestos abatement materials.
The asbestos survey is intended to determine whether construction or
demolition is likely to cause asbestos fibers to become airborne.
The number of samples taken in an asbestos surveywill be sufficient to
identify asbestos-containing materials, if any, and quantify the approximate
amount and location of such materials in preparation for asbestos
abatement and or demolition of the structure in accordance with the
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) section
of the Clean Air Act.
In addition to the obvious health concerns, if a building is partially or
completely demolished without an asbestos survey, the presumption is
that there was asbestos present, and all demolition debris is required to be
treated as if it contains asbestos and disposed of in an asbestos approved
land fill at a significantly increased cost.
When asbestos containing materials are identified in an asbestos survey,
they can be removed and disposed of appropriately by an asbestos
abatement company, and the balance of the material can be disposed of in
a regular land fill.
Air Allergen's current policy is to provide asbestos survey letters within 5
business days of the scheduled inspection unless point counts are required,
in which case the reports are provided within 7 business days.
To find out if asbestos abatement is necessary, call Air Allergen at:
844-263-6103 or 770-938-4861
for an asbestos survey or contact us through the options
on the right side panel of this page.