When a company is considering the removal of asbestos from their building or an individual wishes to do this, it is important for them to find a good asbestos survey service. This is one of the most important parts of removing asbestos, as finding a company that will come in and completely remove your asbestos can make the difference between success and failure. It is important to have an asbestos survey conducted by professionals that know exactly what they are doing. This is important because if they are not thorough, they could miss some asbestos, while walking over the other materials. This could result in contamination in the building and cause health problems for the workers and also clients of the building. So, when you do have an asbestos survey completed, it is important to make sure that the professionals you hire to survey the premises have a lot of experience in asbestos removal.
Asbestos surveying is typically done on a yearly basis. An asbestos survey professional will go into the premise and locate all the asbestos materials they believe are located within the building. They then create a list of the materials and then determine where the best site for sampling would be. Generally, an asbestos survey is done on the premises of the company that has been providing asbestos services for a while. If a new company begins offering asbestos services, they will need to get a sample done from their newly opened facility.
In some cases, if a material is placed in an older structure that hasn’t been built yet, an asbestos survey will be required before they can begin demolition or repair. When a construction project begins, the previous owner is usually contacted by the contractor about the possibility of having an asbestos survey performed before the work begins. They will go through the entire structure with special equipment and try to detect any areas of concern. This is very important because with some materials, once the construction is complete, there is often no more possibility of having asbestos in the building materials.
When an asbestos survey is required for a new construction, the previous owner usually contacts the contractor and submits samples. The contractor then carries out the survey. Usually, they will take one specific portion of the building materials for analysis. They may also find areas in the ceiling, walls or insulation where the asbestos could have gotten into the building material during the renovation process.
There are two types of asbestos surveys. The first type is called a sensitive survey. It involves looking inside individual rooms, suites or buildings and taking note of any asbestos fibres that are found. Usually the person conducting the sensitive asbestos survey must sign a consent form that states they were not doing it for any commercial or residential property.
The second type of asbestos survey is called a sensitive coupled with exclusion survey. This survey is generally carried out by trained professionals. It involves two or more buildings or areas being surveyed. Once the survey is complete, trained professionals check each of the buildings or areas to make sure there are no residual asbestos fibres inside or near the buildings or areas. After the inspection is done, an asbestos survey plan is created and presented to the client.
Different people might need different kinds of asbestos surveys. For instance, asbestos survey might be required if you are renting a room or apartment, if you are remodeling a room or apartment, if you are buying a house or if there is a building that has asbestos materials present. As with any kind of survey, when asbestos surveys are done, people are advised to stay away from the area for some time so as to not have their air disturbed by the material. The person who is entering the disturbed area must wear an asbestos mask to protect their mouth and nose.
In addition to sampling inside the premises for asbestos containing materials, sampling of exterior surfaces can be done as well. When it comes to sample outside the building, there are certain equipments which are used for the purpose. Usually, a vehicle driven by an asbestos specialist (or some other environmental expert) will pick up the samples. The sample samples are then brought back to the lab for testing and analysis.