Depending on the local laws, accreditation for asbestos professionals could vary. In New York we have the New York State Department of Labor regulations relating to the hazards to public safety and health during the removal, encapsulation, enclosure, repair, or the disturbance of friable and non-friable asbestos, or any handling of asbestos material that may result in the release of asbestos fiber, and the New York City D.E.P Asbestos control program regulations that apply to all asbestos abatement activities occurring within the City of New York. This includes owners of buildings where asbestos abatement activity occurs and contractors engaged in asbestos abatement activities.
When asbestos is identified, an evaluation report would be written which will include the location, contamination levels and suggestions for corrective actions. Based on what the investigators find, they could recommend the property owner to remove or seal asbestos (encapsulate). When hiring a professional for inspection, it is important that the person is qualified, experienced and can perform the task according to local and federal regulations.
- Floor and ceiling tiles
- Glue used to attach tiles to flooring substrate
- Thermal pipe insulation
- Window caulking and glazing
- Vermiculite insulation in attics and walls
- Roofing and siding
- Artificial ashes and embers in gas fireplaces
- Textured paint and patching compounds
- Boiler and duct insulation
A standard NYC residential inspection costs $350.00 plus the cost of the samples & creation of report which varies depending on the material type and quantities needed. Contact us for an estimate.