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Asbestos refers to several minerals found in nature that were frequently employed as construction materials until the late 1970s. Materials made with asbestos emit dangerous fibers when damaged. These fibers are the cause of several lung and stomach diseases and cancers when ingested or breathed in.

The law requires of owners and workers that the existence of asbestos on a property be assumed until its presence is tested and disproven. Prior to construction or demolition of a building, an asbestos survey is required. This can involve testing and removal of sprayed ceiling textures, vinyl floors, stucco, ducting, and other materials.

Environmental Inspections + Solutions will provide thorough asbestos surveys by our California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Certified Asbestos Consultants. Our results give homeowners and prospective buyers peace of mind, as well as giving contractors the assurance that they are in compliance with the regulations of local, state, and federal agencies.

Illnesses caused by asbestos include asbestosis, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. Further information from the CDC is available here: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/asbestos/

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We will provide you with lab results, images, and recommendations from experts in our report. A report from our California Certified Asbestos Consultants can be used to apply for local permits and to meet Air Quality Management District regulations before demolition. Most importantly, you will be ensuring that your family, friends, neighbors, and workers are safe from dangerous asbestos fibers.

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Asbestos testing prior to remodeling or demolition is required by the Southern California and Bay Area Air Quality Management Districts as well as CAL OSHA. Our services will give you everything you need to comply with AQMD regulations and meet local building department rules.

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We will analyze any materials that will be impacted by remodeling. This usually includes interior walls, exterior stucco, and ceiling tiles and sprayed texture.

In the case of complete demolition, we will test any materials that may have asbestos. This includes the previously listed substances as well as insulation, mortar, window glaze, asphalt roofing, and others.

Drilling for an asbestos sample

No. We only need to drill a single hole or take a half-teaspoon sample in order to test a material for asbestos.

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Local, state, and federal AQMD regulations specify the quantity of samples required based on the materials present in a building. Give us a call with more information to get an estimate of the number of samples required for your building.

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Yes, it is safe to remain in your building or home during our asbestos survey.

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Reach out to schedule an asbestos inspection. Our inspectors will take samples and have them lab tested. We will then create a comprehensive report with our findings, images of the materials, and our recommendations. The likelihood that a popcorn textured ceiling varies based on the type. Sand-based textures have about a 1 in 15 probability of containing asbestos, while larger popcorn textures carry about a 1 in 2 probability of containing asbestos.

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No. Detection of asbestos requires the use of TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) or PCM (Phase Contrast Microscopy).

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Pricing is highly variable based on the job. We recommend reaching out with more information about your building or site so we can provide an accurate estimate.

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Asbestos was widespread in construction materials through the 1970s. There is a high probability that any building or structure constructed or renovated prior to 1980 contains asbestos.

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Residential asbestos inspections generally last from two to four hours. In the case of commercial asbestos testing, pricing is highly variable based on the job. We recommend reaching out with more information about your building or site so we can provide an accurate estimate.

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Residential asbestos inspections generally last from two to four hours. In the case of commercial asbestos testing, pricing is highly variable based on the job. We recommend reaching out with more information about your building or site so we can provide an accurate estimate.

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