Asbestos Assessment

Phone number for Environmental Testing 303-886-4479

 

 

Asbestos History

Buildings of any age may contain asbestos. Although most people believe asbestos use was stopped in a certain year, the use of asbestos in most products was never completely banned in the United States. Because of the North America Free Trade Act, products that are made for use in Canada and Mexico, neither of which has banned the use of asbestos in products, are available today in the United States.

 

Environmental Testing Company, certified Asbestos Building Inspector certification No. 16873, follows the Colorado State 27-7-507, C.R.S and Air Quality Control Commission Regulation No. 8, Part B. ETSC provides asbestos assessment services to confirm the presence or absence of asbestos in buildings requiring remediation, remodeling or demolition.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is the name given to a number of naturally occurring minerals that have been mined for their useful properties such as thermal insulation, chemical and thermal stability, and high tensile strength. The types of asbestos that are regulated are: Chrysotile, Amosite, Crocidolite, Anthophyllite, Tremolite and Actinolite. Asbestos deposits can be found throughout the world and are still mined in Australia, Canada, South America and the former Soviet Union.

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Asbestos Regulations

Remodeling, Renovating or Demolishing in Colorado

You are subject to State and Federal Regulations requiring inspection for asbestos. Avoid penalties, delays and possible lawsuits:  have your project inspected for asbestos by a Colorado-certified asbestos building inspector before commencing work. Contact your inspector for a list of some of the more common products that may contain asbestos.

It is illegal to improperly disturb asbestos containing materials.

 

Asbestos can be found in these and other common building materials: Ceiling textures, vinyl and linoleum floor coverings and mastic, boiler and pipe insulation, heating and cooling duct insulation, ceiling tile, roofing products, clapboard shingles, spackling compounds, and tape joint compounds. These materials are regulated; a certified asbestos inspector can determine which materials may contain asbestos and must be sampled. Buildings of any age may contain asbestos; even those newly built may have asbestos-containing materials.

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