Does My Furnace Have Asbestos?

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Does My Furnace Have Asbestos? Table of Contents This is a floor heat register with the cover removed. The white/gray material is asbestos. Understanding Asbestos OK, So Does My Furnace Have Asbestos? If your building’s heating system, furnace, HVAC system was installed after 1980; your heating system probably does not contain asbestos. However, many contractors […]

List of Probable Asbestos Containing Building Materials

EPA List of Probable Asbestos Containing Materials

Probable Asbestos Containing Building Materials Table of Contents Probable Asbestos Containing Building Materials Used Before the 1980s. Do not rely on the build date for demolition or renovation, remodeling or removal of bearing walls. Testing is recommended before remodeling, renovation, or demolition of all buildings. This list is a summary of probable asbestos containing materials. […]

Need a J-Card for a Demolition Permit?

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Need a J-Card for a Demolition Permit? Table of Contents We can Do This – Quickly! I need a J-Card Survey We hold the correct, approved asbestos license to perform the asbestos survey needed. If you are new to the J-Card issues, please read the rules below. The Rules Bay Area Air Quality Management District […]

Storm Damage? Hire Licensed Professionals

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Assess your damage and take photos – you can’t ever have too many photos. Call your insurance company. If you have to pay for the repairs yourself always get 3 quotes from licensed, insured professionals.

Hire The Right Environmental Contractor

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Hire the right environmental contractor for your job to get the best, least expensive results. ALWAYS get three quotes from licensed and insured contractors.

ADU Environmental Policy

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ADU Policy Table of Contents Asbestos Surveys If you are replacing an existing structure that was built before 1980 asbestos testing is required for the building permit. The majority of counties do not, at this time, require an additional lead based paint survey. Berkeley does require a lead survey before a permit is issued. If […]

Sell Your Property Fast!

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Sell Your House Fast! Table of Contents Preparation Before You List Is Key To sell your property fast you need to do some homework before listing. You want to get top dollar for your property. If you do these steps BEFORE you call a listing agent, you will be able to get qualified buyers that […]

Learn About Asbestos Testing

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Learn About Asbestos Testing Table of Contents EPA List Learn About Asbestos Testing “Asbestos” is a group of six naturally occurring minerals. These minerals are extremely resistant to heat, electricity, and corrosion. While these qualities make it a very useful material, it has also been found to be extremely harmful and toxic to humans that […]

What To Expect During An Asbestos Abatement

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what to Expect during an Asbestos Abatement Table of Contents Understand the Rules If asbestos containing building materials to be removed exceeding 100 square feet and/or contain a bearing wall, a professional asbestos abatement contractor should be hired. Some counties now require a lead-based paint inspection certificate, also, before issuing a building permit. Asbestos Testing […]

How Many Asbestos Samples Will I Need?

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How Many Asbestos Samples will I need? Table of Contents How Many Asbestos Samples Will I Need The 3,5,7 Rule How many samples do I need to be taken for bulk materials: 3 Samples if the specific material is <1000 square feet. 5 Samples if the specific material is between 1000-5000 square feet. 7 Samples […]

Access Your Asbestos Risks

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Acess Your Asbestos risk Table of Contents Buildings Built After 1981 Generally Do Not Contain Asbestos Access your asbestos risks by taking a thorough look around your property. Here’s a link to the EPA list of common building materials that contained asbestos in homes and commercial properties build after 1981. If you have older ducts […]

Who Can Test for Asbestos

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Who Can Test For Asbestos Table of Contents It Depends If it’s Clearance Testing for a school a government building, or a public building a CAC (Certified Asbestos Consultant) is required to do TEM air sampling. If it’s a demolition or includes a bearing wall, A CAC should do the bulk testing. You will need […]