Asbestos Inspections Fort Worth| Precision Environmental Services
Did you know that more than 10,000 people die each year in America from asbestos exposure? Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was used in many building materials in the past. Today, people often assume that asbestos use is banned, but that’s not entirely true. In 1989 the EPA banned most asbestos-containing products in the United States. However, in 1991, the 5th court of appeals vacated and overturned the 1989 ban on the manufacturing, importing, processing, and distributing of most asbestos-containing products.
Sure, houses today are usually built free of asbestos materials. Awareness of the harmful effects of asbestos has increased, and people know what to look out for. You are most likely to find asbestos in houses built between the 1930s and the 1970s. Asbestos can be found in more than 3000 materials found in siding, roofing, paint, flooring, pipes, boards, and more. Fibers from asbestos can cause mesothelioma, asbestosis, and even lung cancer.
Contact Us to Schedule an Asbestos Inspection in Fort Worth
Our inspectors will come to your premises and take fiber samples then send them to a lab for testing. Once we know if you have asbestos, which kind of you asbestos you have, and where it is located, we can then provide an appropriate solution. Though education has increased awareness, and though structures today are typically built to be asbestos free, there are still millions of asbestos-contaminated premises in America.
Once you contact us, we will assess your situation. This includes receiving building information and likely areas of contamination. We’ll provide you with a price estimate that’s based on the size and scope of the building and how quickly the final report is needed. Once the preliminary information is gathered and an assessment is given, one of our licensed inspectors will survey your building. Your final report will be submitted 1-3 days after the inspection. You can request an immediate report if you need it faster than the standard time frame. Reports can be faxed or emailed to clients.
If our inspectors find asbestos during the inspection, the client can decide to leave the material intact or have it removed. To have it removed, the client must hire a licensed abatement contractor and asbestos consultant company. Precision Environmental Services will perform air monitoring before, during, and after the asbestos removal process for quality and safety assurance.
The Importance of Your Asbestos Inspections in Fort Worth
Fort Worth is a historic city that preserves as much of its history as possible, even as it prepares for the future. Asbestos cases appear in higher concentrations in Fort Worth than in many other cities because of the size of the city and the number of premises that have all their original parts and materials. If you live in a home or work in a building that’s more than forty years old, there's an elevated chance that you, your workers, and your customers may be exposed to asbestos. The consequences of not having an inspection done could be grave.
If you own or operate a public or commercial building, you are mandated by law to have an asbestos survey before receiving a building demolition or renovation permit. Residential properties are exempt from this law so long as the renovation isn’t for commercial purposes. However, just because residential properties are exempt doesn’t mean they shouldn't be inspected! Precision Environmental Services provides regular asbestos inspections to all of Fort Worth.Asbestos Inspections Fort Worth
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