Get an Asbestos Survey
If you are planning on getting a building permit, you might need an asbestos survey. Westech Environmental LLC in Sacramento, California is here to help. Continue reading to learn more about asbestos.
Why Do You Need to be Concerned About Asbestos?
When asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed by repair, remodeling or demolition activities, microscopic fibers become airborne and can be inhaled into the lungs, where they can cause significant health problems.
Most Common Sources of Asbestos Exposure
Workplace exposure to people that work in industries that mine, make or use asbestos products and those living near these industries: the construction industry (particularly building demolition and renovation activities), the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation and other building materials), and during automotive brake and clutch repair work, deteriorating, damaged, or disturbed asbestos-containing products such as insulation, fireproofing, acoustical materials and floor tiles.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring minerals. Its strength and resistance to heat made it the material of choice in a variety of products including:
It is now known that asbestos is a toxic material that has been linked to lung and respiratory health conditions. Strict regulation is enforced to make sure no one is exposed to it. Westech Environmental LLC can provide the testing, monitoring and clearance oversight needed to ensure the protocols are maintained and properly performed. Westech Environmental LLC can also provide all documentation needed to obtain your renovation or demolition permit as required by all California building departments.
Bay Area Air Quality regulations require an Asbestos Survey Report for a "J Number" be applied for and obtained prior to applying for a Building Permit in Oakland for demolition of an existing structure. This J Number process is designed to ensure that no asbestos is released in to the air when buildings are demolished Oakland and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sacramento County requires that an Asbestos Survey is performed for renovation or demolition is performed on any commercial building.