Red Cedar Consulting > Asbestos Inspection Services
Asbestos is commonly found in materials such as floor tile, linoleum, popcorn ceiling finishes, acoustical ceiling tile, cement siding, vermiculite attic insulation and boiler pipe, and heat register insulation.
Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) have been found in building materials installed in homes built from the early 1900's until the present day. Although the United States does not currently allow anything manufactured in the country to contain asbestos, some products that are imported from countries with less regulation are still identified today.
We frequently complete residential asbestos inspections requested during the transfer/sales of a property or if you are having remodeling completed by a licensed builder. Currently, many cities and counties are requiring an asbestos inspection prior to issuing a building or demolition permit. Residential homes will typically have some type of ACBM present which will be identified during the completion of our inspection. Red Cedar will assist in determining if asbestos is present and how to best take care of it.
Commercial/IndustrialDo you own or rent a Commercial or Industrial building or are you a contractor that is involved in the renovation or demolition of these types of structures? MIOSHA requires that building and facility owners determine the presence, location, and quantity of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) at the work site and exercise due diligence in informing employers and employees about the presence and location of ACM.
Air monitoring can be completed prior to an asbestos abatement project to determine the background levels of any asbestos fibers present. During an asbestos abatement project, air monitoring is completed inside and outside of the work area to monitor and verify that proper removal methods are utilized to ensure worker and public safety.
PersonalPersonal air monitoring is completed on asbestos workers during active removal and other worker activity to monitor the ambient air around the employee.
Clearance/areaThe Asbestos Abatement Contractors Licensing Act states that "a building owner or lessee shall have a post abatement air monitoring check performed by a qualified neutral third party at all projects involving a negative pressure enclosure that exceeds 10 linear feet or 15 square feet of friable asbestos materials."
Residential homeowners that have hired an Abatement contractor to remove or repair asbestos within their home should have an Air Clearance completed to verify that the area was cleaned properly, and airborne fibers are at safe levels.
If the Project entails work at a School, even more, stringent requirements are in place. Each area where asbestos is abated must be sampled and cleared by a more rigorous sampling and testing standard.
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA), "requires local education agencies to identify friable and nonfriable asbestos containing materials (ACM) in public and private elementary and secondary schools and prepare an asbestos management plan." The plan should be updated with a re-inspection every three years by an accredited inspector to reassess the condition of any ACM.
Red Cedar provides Asbestos Management Plan initial inspections and reports along with three-year re-inspections as required by AHERA. Our goal when completing your management plan is to provide an easy-to-understand report which details the findings of our inspection along with recommendations.
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