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The first step to a successful and safe demolition is a comprehensive asbestos inspection. Don't risk delays and complications – our expert team is here to assist you.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Asbestos, if not identified and handled properly, can pose serious health risks and legal implications. Protect your team, project timeline, and reputation by choosing a reliable inspection partner.
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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Experienced working in occupied settings, I hold 17 credentials and licenses and am OSHA Certified.
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.
Mold is a serious issue that can have a negative impact on your health, especially if you suffer from Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). I understand the importance of a mold-free environment.
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.