AHERA Good Faith Survey
While asbestos based products are not dangerous unless damaged or disturbed, it’s important to be aware of asbestos in your building and when it can pose a health risk. Asbestos testing is a simple and effective way to determine whether your building can benefit from asbestos abatement.
Some asbestos-based products release fibers into the air if they are cut, drilled, sanded or moved. If you are planning a building improvement project or renovation, it’s a good idea to schedule asbestos testing before you begin. Even if you are just planning to make repairs to an area of the building, you should have the area tested for asbestos to ensure repair work won’t post a hazard to yourself or any workers.
Additionally, there are state and federal laws which require the testing and removal of any asbestos containing materials before a demolition permit will be considered.
Asbestos based products may also release fibers when they wear down or deteriorate. If your building has suffered a leak, flood, or pest problem, you should schedule testing before restoration to ensure that damaged materials are not releasing asbestos and you are not making repairs to areas that should undergo asbestos abatement.
Our certified building inspectors will be able to perform a visual inspection of the home, as well as carefully take some samples of any suspected materials for testing. If they find asbestos is present, the inspector will provide you with a written evaluation that details where the mineral can be found and its extent in the building.
Additionally, our inspectors can make recommendations for how to correct the situation or prevent damage to any undisturbed asbestos. If corrections in the form of abatement (complete removal of the materials containing asbestos) or encapsulation (fully covering and sealing off asbestos materials) are necessary, RSG Abatement & Demolition can perform the recommended work and ensure the area has been properly handled and is not a danger.