We won’t beat around the bush: Asbestos is a hazardous material that can cause serious health issues. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “there is no ‘safe’ level of asbestos exposure for any type of asbestos fiber.”
Thus, it’s important to know if an asbestos-containing material (ACM) is present before starting any type of renovation or construction project.
Here’s a little more on how to make sure your construction project is safe with the help of an asbestos survey…
What is a Construction Permit?
A construction permit is a document issued by local or state governments that allows the construction, expansion, repair, or demolition of a residential or commercial structure. It is important to obtain a construction permit before starting any type of construction project in order to ensure all safety guidelines and regulations are followed.
In short, a construction permit serves as legal proof that the structure was built to code and is safe for occupancy.
When obtaining a construction permit, it is also important to include asbestos survey results as part of the documentation. This will provide proof that asbestos-containing materials have either been removed or encapsulated in order to make the space safe for occupancy.
What is an Asbestos Survey?
As asbestos-containing materials can be found in many older homes and buildings, it’s important to know whether asbestos is present before any type of construction or renovation project is undertaken.
This can be determined through an asbestos survey, which involves testing and inspecting the area for asbestos-containing materials. An asbestos survey can give you peace of mind, as you’ll either know that there is no hazardous fibers present OR you will be issued reliable recommendations on how to safely navigate the path forward.
Again, an asbestos survey should be done before any type of work begins in order to identify any potential asbestos hazards. Once the asbestos survey has been completed, a report will be issued indicating the presence of asbestos and confirming whether or not the property needs to undergo an asbestos abatement process.
Who Do I Call to Get Started?
When you’re ready to begin the process of scheduling an asbestos survey, you want to be sure you’re calling a qualified professional who is certified to handle asbestos.
For example, Dave Luce of Luce Air Quality has officially completed the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 582 certification training. This training is specifically designed to train air quality professionals in the proper processes of both sampling and evaluating airborne asbestos dust.
In other words, when you call Luce Air Quality, you will be provided with answers you can trust from a locally-owned and operated team of indoor air quality experts!
To learn more about our services or to schedule your asbestos survey, contact us today by calling (904) 803-1014 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!