Before demolition or major renovations begin buildings built before 1981, should have an asbestos inspection.
This inspection may save on toxic dump fees as well as abatements costs. It will also save the expense and probable fines of cleaning up a major asbestos release.
If you have a large demolition job and need a quote, we can do a preliminary walk through. This is done at no cost in San Francisco. Call our office to make arrangements.
If this is your first experience with the SF Building Department, they will usually require a J-card number from a licensed asbestos inspector who has done this preliminary asbestos testing work before a building permit is issued. It is likely they will ask you for asbestos testing lab results. It’s far easier to have a professional asbestos abatement contractor obtain the necessary permits for your job. You should discuss this option and the costs with your selected abatement contractors.
If your project involves a demo permit, it’s required by CDPH (California Department of Health) to have a preliminary asbestos test of Probable Asbestos Containing Materials. Here’s a link to the EPA’s List of PACM.
If asbestos is found in the building materials that will be demolished or removed during your project, we are here to guide you through the confusion. How many asbestos samples will I need? It’s not a quick or easy answer to that question. John will discuss how many samples and why they are required onsite.
We are licensed, insured, on-time, and on budget. We are a small, family business so the guys that show up are company owners and really care about your job and producing a quality, useful asbestos report.