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Asbestos Testing For Residential And Commercial Buildings

NESHAP makes it mandatory to perform a survey of residential and commercial buildings that are going to be demolished or renovated and have an asbestos inspection and asbestos test conducted to assess the presence of asbestos.

Asbestos testing is essential to determine the asbestos removal needs in such buildings. The asbestos test and the subsequent removal can be done only by licensed persons. Puget Sound Abatement is a certified asbestos testing professional who can be hired for the job.

All those who call us to carry out an asbestos test in their residential or commercial building can look forward to enjoying the:

• Convenience of instant on-site asbestos inspection and asbestos testing
• Advantage of asbestos testing done using advanced instruments
• Benefit of getting asbestos inspection and asbestos testing from qualified experts
• Assurance of thorough asbestos inspection and accurate asbestos test results

Efficient and dependable
Punctual and reliable
Always budget-friendly

Why Is An Asbestos Test Important?

An asbestos inspection can identify asbestos exposure risks and prevent them in the future.

Besides being legally required, asbestos testing is also important for protecting the health and safety of people inhabiting or living near the building going in for renovation/demolition.

Asbestos exposure can lead to life-threatening diseases, which can be avoided if the building owner gets an asbestos test done by experts like us.

We offer the services of trained asbestos testing technicians who carry out a comprehensive asbestos test to identify the asbestos-containing materials (ACM) on the client’s property. We have the capabilities to meet the specific asbestos testing needs of every customer, be it for:

Visual asbestos inspection
Limited asbestos test
Extensive asbestos test

Our technicians come prepared to conduct the required asbestos test without any delay or oversight.

What is asbestos?

“Asbestos” is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers that can be separated into thin threads. These fibers are not affected by heat or chemicals and do not conduct electricity. For these reasons, asbestos has been widely used in many industries. Four types of asbestos have been used commercially:

  • Chrysotile, or white asbestos
  • Crocidolite, or blue asbestos
  • Amosite, which usually has brown fibers
  • Anthophyllite, which usually has gray fibers
  • Chrysotile asbestos, with its curly fibers, is in the serpentine family of minerals. The other types of asbestos, which all have rod-like fibers, are known as amphiboles. Asbestos fiber masses tend to break easily into dust composed of tiny particles that can float in the air and stick to clothes. The fibers may be easily inhaled or swallowed and can cause serious health problems.

How can asbestos be identified?

While it is often possible to “suspect” that a material or product is/or contains asbestos by visual determination, actual determinations can only be made by instrumental analysis. Until a product is tested, it is best to assume that the product contains asbestos, unless the label or the manufacturer verifies that it does not.

The EPA requires that the asbestos content of suspect materials be determined by collecting bulk samples and analyzing them by polarized light microscopy (PLM). The PLM technique determines both the percent and type of asbestos in the bulk material. EPA Regional Offices can provide information about laboratories that test for asbestos.

Who regulates asbestos?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are responsible for regulating environmental exposure and protecting workers from asbestos exposure. OSHA is responsible for the health and safety of workers who may be exposed to asbestos in the workplace, or in connection with their jobs. EPA is responsible for developing and enforcing regulations necessary to protect the general public from exposure to airborne contaminants that are known to be hazardous to human health.
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Is there anything I should know about asbestos before I begin any demo project?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requires that you perform a survey to determine the presence of asbestos in your building before doing a renovation or demolition. You must also notify before you start such a project. In Washington you must notify the Washington Department of State Health Services. Washington also has rules that pertain to public buildings that require similar notification as the NESHAP and further requirements such as licensed persons to perform the survey and to remove the asbestos.

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An Asbestos Inspection Can Identify Asbestos Exposure Risks

We ensure the health and safety of your home or commercial building with our abatement services.

Careful asbestos inspection and diligent asbestos testing can go a long way in eliminating the grave risks posed by exposure to asbestos fibers. That is precisely why it is compulsory to get an asbestos inspection and asbestos test before demolishing or remodeling any building.

We appreciate the critical importance of asbestos inspection and testing and therefore, make every effort to ensure that each asbestos inspection job and asbestos test performed by us meets the:

Top-most levels of precision
Highest standards of integrity and professionalism
Federal, state and regional laws/regulations

Our superior asbestos inspection and asbestos testing services make sure that the security of our clients and their loved ones is never compromised.

Contact Puget Sound Abatement for reliable asbestos inspection and asbestos testing. Call 425-251-0864 to schedule an asbestos test on your property.