Once heralded as a miracle building material, asbestos refers to a group of minerals found in rock and soil. Asbestos was regularly used in construction products prior to 1980 because of its fire and heat resistance, tensile strength, and acoustic absorption capabilities. Unfortunately, the material has been found to cause serious respiratory illness and lethal forms of cancer mostly through inhaling the fibers through dust and debris.
The U.S. EPA requires an asbestos inspection prior to renovation for buildings built before 1980.
If any asbestos is found in the area to be renovated, strict construction regulations come into play, including the requirement that only an asbestos certified contractor can be used for the renovations. All work must be performed in compliance with the EPA’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Asbestos (Asbestos NESHAP) [40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 61, Subpart M].
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The Essel Environmental staff are fully trained and certified for all inspections they will perform.
While others may outsource tasks to the lowest bidder, we use only in-house engineering professionals.
We work quickly but leave no stone unturned to ensure your interests are fully protected.
Essel Environmental has Certified Asbestos Consultants and surveillance technicians with years of experience conducting surveys in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We are registered with Cal/OSHA and all inspections, including phase 1 environmental site assessments, are performed in accordance with EPA guidelines, and we are qualified to perform full Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and Asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS) surveys.
Essel Environmental performs Property Condition Assessments (PCA) in-house and follows the ASTM 2018-08 standard. We also have the ability to customize a PCA to your specific concerns to ensure that all relevant concerns are addressed. Essel Environmental can include any add-ons to an existing PCA. Speak with our client representative today to discuss your needs. +1-800-595-7616 or use our contact form.