asbestos / lead
Due to its strength and insulation ability, asbestos has been incorporated into
more than 3600 commercial products and used extensively in the construction
industry. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 250,000 tons of
asbestos were imported and used in American products between 1991 and 2001. Now
that the hazardous effects of asbestos are known, proper precautions must be
taken when demolishing structures to first determine its presence and then
properly dispose of it.
Anderson offers National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
[link to EPA site] inspections for renovation or demolition projects. The
inspection will result in a report detailing the type and location of the
asbestos, as well as a recommended plan for abatement. Anderson is licensed to
inspect for asbestos in Illinois and Wisconsin.
If your building is found to contain asbestos, Anderson can coordinate abatement
efforts, ensuring the health and safety of workers involved. Anderson can also
perform air monitoring post-abatement to determine if abatement has been
completed satisfactorily without an increased risk to building occupants.