RHP’s team of licensed inspectors conduct asbestos inspections in all types of commercial buildings, including retail, office and multifamily residential structures. RHP stays abreast of local, state and federal regulations and evolves with industry trends.

To determine if a building material is asbestos containing, it would entail sampling and analysis of the material at an accredited laboratory. RHP can conduct sampling during a building inspection or targeted survey of specific materials or in a particular area of interest.

Reasons for an Asbestos Inspection

Environmental Property Transaction Due Diligence – During a commercial property transaction, establishing if asbestos is a component of the property at issue can affect the value and/or requirements of an ownership transfer. Age of the property/building, site conditions, and purchaser’s desired use are factors that may drive the desire for an asbestos inspection or limited assessment during a property transaction.

Demolition or Renovation – Prior to the demolition of commercial buildings, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requires a comprehensive asbestos inspection or a limited inspection prior to renovation of a building where building materials may be disturbed. This federal standard does not apply to single-family homes or multi-family dwellings with 4 units or less but some local county, city or municipalities (e.g. Cook County, IL) carry similar inspection requirements for demolition or renovation projects/permits cover all building types including single-family homes. Building or demolition permits often require an inspection report from a licensed asbestos building inspector.

Urgent Cleanup/Restoration – In an emergency situation such as a flood, storm or fire, hazardous building materials or debris such as asbestos may be overlooked. Whether the building material of concern has been damaged or is scheduled to be disturbed or removed during restoration project, it is important for a trained asbestos building inspector to assess the material and situation to develop an appropriate mitigation plan. Sampling of suspected ACMs within the affected area and quick lab results may be required for a swift resolution to a difficult situation. 

RHP Exposure Sciences Laboratory

RHP’s Exposure Sciences Laboratory (ESL), located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois is accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).

For further references and RHP White Papers on the topic, see: rhprisk.com/white-papers

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