BERKELEY’S ALAMEDA COUNTY – ASBESTOS INSPECTION
Before 1978, the use of asbestos in construction was widespread. And although the EPA eliminated asbestos in a large number of those materials in that year, it remains legal to use asbestos in the manufacturing of certain construction materials. Even if your home is not one of almost 3 out of every 4 in Berkeley to have been built before the EPA implemented those regulations, it may still harbor asbestos.
Environmental Inspection Services can perform the asbestos tests required by state law, including those throughout Berkeley’s Alameda County. Asbestos can appear in many places, including popcorn ceiling textures, insulation, vinyl tiles and flooring, as well as stucco and asphalt roofing. All these and more will be tested for asbestos by our California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Certified Asbestos Consultants, allowing you confidence that your home or building is safe.
Depending on whether your project is for remodeling or demolition, we will either test those areas that will be damaged or used in the remodeling, or for a demolition, all materials in the structure that are likely to have been made with asbestos.
The number of samples required for a thorough asbestos testing depends on the amount and type of material in the building. Environmental Inspection Services follows federal, state, and local AQMD protocols to determine the number of samples needed. For a more precise estimate of how many samples are needed for your asbestos inspection, give us a call.
Los Angeles/Orange County: http://www.aqmd.gov/home/regulations/compliance/asbestos-demolition-removal
San Francisco/Bay Area: http://www.baaqmd.gov/permits/asbestos