Asbestos Inspection and Testing Service
In the past, asbestos was frequently used in the construction industry, owing to its light weight and its chemical, electrical and thermal resistance. Over time, the health hazards of asbestos were discovered, and this resulted in a significant reduction in its usage. Although it’s use has been reduced, products from overseas and the natural occurrence of in mineral deposits alongside common building materials can cause the appearance of asbestos in modern building products. This is one of the reasons the testing of asbestos in building products is required by regulations (AQMD Rule 1403) before the materials are disturbed and there is no cutoff date. Even modern suspect materials are required to be tested before they are disturbed. The quantity of samples collected is determined by the 3-5-7 Rule; meaning 3 samples from less than 1,000 square feet area, 5 samples from 1,000 to 5,000 square feet area, and 7 samples from greater than 5,000 square feet area; for each homogeneous material.
Here is what Quantum offers:
- QET trained professionals will visit your home or property in a timely manner, usually we can arrange for same day service and results is usually available.
- QET will collect the appropriate number of samples from suspect areas, the samples will be submitted to an accredited laboratory for analyses.
- QET will guide you through the entire asbestos testing process
- QET will provide a report in a timely manner with our professionals on-site observations, laboratory results, along with any necessary recommendation that might need to be addressed if asbestos is determined to be present in any of the suspect samples collected.
- Should asbestos be determined to be present in any of the samples collected, QET will be more than happy to assist you in the abatement portion of the project, this could be from answering general questions to helping you select an approved abatement contractor.
Give us a call if you need a consultation or advice.
FINAL VISUAL AND AIR CLEARANCE
A final visual and air clearance inspection is usually done after all of the necessary asbestos abatement work has been completed, this is done to ensure that it completed as per requirements. Here is how we would conduct the inspection;
- QET trained professionals will revisit your home or property to conduct a final visual assessment of the work areas, to make sure that all necessary work has been completed in order to air sampling
- If further work is required, we will provide appropriate suggestions
- Finally, we will give you a formal report of clearance certifying that asbestos abatement work was successfully completed
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