What is Asbestos?
According to the EPA Asbestos is a natural fibrous material that is heat retardant.
What Types of Materials have Asbestos?
Flooring, mastic, roofing materials, drywall & texture, caulk, glazing, wiring, some attic insulation and automobile clutches/breaks.
Do we have to test for Asbestos?
Yes! According to the EPA: For demolitions that are subject to the asbestos NESHAP, the regulation requires a thorough inspection before demolition or renovation begins.
- Refers to a group of fibrous, heat-resistant minerals
- Once a common ingredient in American construction materials
- Microscopic fibers can become trapped in the body, causing disease over time
- Industry executives covered up health dangers for decades
Regulations and Fines
Asbestos is heavily regulated and requires a permit from the state prior to removal.
When is is dangerous?
Both OSHA & the EPA concur that Asbestos is not Dangerous unless AIRBORNE.
Our Scope of Work
- Testing by 3rd Party
- Understand Results
- Asbestos Certified Personnel
- Abatement: *Permit *Containment *Decontamination (Shower) *Detailed Cleaning *Manifest (Waste)
- Clearance Test
We Follow All Regulations and Guidelines Set by:
- CDPHE (Regulation 8)
- The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS)
- CDPHE’s Asbestos Contaminated Soil Guidance Document
- CDPHE’s Solid Waste Regulations, Section 5
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards for permissible Exposure Levels/Respiratory Protection
- OSHA Asbestos Construction Standards
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Worker Protection Rule
- National Institute for Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
- Universal Waste Rule (40 CFR Part 273) and CCR 1007-3 Part 273 Standards for Universal Waste Management
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Subtitle C
- Toxic Substance Control Act
- As we as any other regulations set by state and local agencies
Stay Safe and Test for Asbestos
If you have an older home or are concerned you may have asbestos in your building, contact us today to set up a free consultation!