American Air Testing is available to perform the following types of asbestos-related work:
- Asbestos Status Report
This type of inspection is performed to identify and sample building materials that contain asbestos that may be disturbed (including but not limited to, construction, renovation, repairs, etc.) throughout a building. Disturbing asbestos-containing materials can cause hazardous fibers to become airborne and affect both workers and occupants of the building. Determining the presence or absence of asbestos can determine the proper contractor for the project.
- Asbestos Fire or Planned Demolition
This type of inspection is the most appropriate if there has been a fire or if suspected asbestos-containing materials may be disturbed through demolition or fire reconstruction processes.
- Post Asbestos Abatement Clearance
This type of inspection is the most appropriate after abatement work is completed by certified asbestos abatement contractors. This inspection is always performed while containment remains in place, while HEPA air purification machines remain running to maintain negative pressure, and no onsite reconstruction work of any kind has begun.
We price our services in two parts: (1) our report with onsite inspection, and (2) how many and what type of asbestos samples need to be collected. Samples are submitted to and analyzed by asbestos accredited environmental laboratory. The amount of samples that need to be taken is regulated by EPA, OSHA, CalOSHA and multiple other governmental agencies. The scope of work for the inspection, the history of the building, and the appropriate set of governing laws will determine appropriate lab testing.
Preliminary asbestos and lead-based paint testing may be indicated before a remediation or another repair/renovation/repair work. Preliminary asbestos testing is required by BAAQMD (Bay Area Air Quality Management District) before a building demolition permit is issued.
It is faster, easier, and cheaper to do asbestos abatement correctly initially than to be legally required to repeat abatement efforts. From a health and safety standpoint, it is in the best interest of all building occupants to perform abatement work with proper engineering controls by a professional abatement contractor.