Arkansas Demolition Safety

Navigating Asbestos Inspections Effectively

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"Brian was great - he was able to squeeze me in the day after I called after a slight panic of having possibly disturbed unknown asbestos in our new home with popcorn ceilings. He was quick, thorough, competitively priced and we had our results the next day!"

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Asbestos for Contractors

Asbestos, once a common component in insulation, flooring, ceiling tiles, shingles, and siding, is known for its durability. However, it's also linked to significant health risks when disturbed. Identifying and managing asbestos is critical during any renovation or demolition project to protect health and the environment.

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Asbestos for Municipal Officials

Asbestos may be found in insulation, flooring, ceiling sections, shingles, or siding. Health studies have linked asbestos fibers to serious health problems. The mere presence of asbestos in a building is not an immediate risk to people and the environment; however, danger exists when asbestos material is damaged or improperly removed and releases fibers into the air.

Asbestos for Fire Departments

During a fire, firefighters can be exposed to a broad spectrum of building materials and in older buildings some of these materials can contain asbestos. Fires may cause non-friable asbestos materials (materials in which the asbestos fibers are not easily broken apart) to become friable so firefighter exposure to a hazard such as asbestos warrants special consideration and procedures.

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Demolition Projects: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of Regulation 21 regarding asbestos?

Regulation 21 aims to prevent people from being exposed to asbestos by regulating how asbestos-containing material (ACM) must be handled. It mandates that building material containing more than one percent asbestos is considered ACM and requires that persons handling asbestos greater than 160 square feet or 260 linear feet of regulated asbestos-containing material (RACM) are trained, certified professionals.

To which types of structures does the asbestos regulation apply?

The regulation applies only to facilities as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This includes a variety of structures such as institutional, commercial, public, industrial, schools, churches, ships, active and inactive waste sites, and certain residential buildings with more than four units, among others.

Are there exceptions to the asbestos regulation for single-family dwellings (SFDs)?

Yes, the regulation does not apply to SFDs occupied by the homeowner. However, it does regulate SFDs that are intentionally burned for fire training, demolished for urban renewal or highway development, used by a commercial business, or are part of a larger demolition or renovation project.

What are the required steps before demolishing or renovating a facility with asbestos?

Before any demolition or renovation, all facilities must be inspected for asbestos. If RACM is present in excess of 160 square feet or 260 linear feet, or if the renovation involves resilient floor and/or mastic covering greater than 160 square feet or 260 linear feet (even if no RACM is present), a Notice of Intent (NOI) must be submitted. Additionally, renovation that will disturb more than three square or three linear feet of RACM requires a project design, and renovation of RACM greater than 160 square/260 linear feet must be performed by a certified asbestos professional. All demolitions require a written NOI to be sent to DEQ, even if no asbestos is present.

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Notice of Intent Form - Required for Demolition Projects in Arkansas

Contractors are required to submit a Notice of Intent form for mold inspection during demolition projects. To simplify the process, we offer a downloadable pre-filled form tailored to Arkansas regulations.

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Asbestos

Asbestos is most dangerous when airborne, which can occur from deterioration or damage. Today, in the United States, asbestos can regularly be found in manufactured and/or imported products.

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Brian Suggs

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For many years people have known that our indoor air quality is getting worse, but only recently has there been resources like the IICRC where you have the opportunity to hire a trained professional who can evaluate and assess the quality of life inside your home.

My inspection services include Indoor Air Quality and Mold sampling, environmental inspection, drainage inspection, crawl space assessment, and lab testing for mold and asbestos. I then create a hypothesis and protocol that a professional remediation company of your choice will follow to remedy any problems found.