RHP’s team of licensed and experienced inspectors conduct asbestos audits and inspections in all types of facilities including manufacturing plants, steel mills and oil refineries. RHP keeps current with local, state and federal regulations, best practices and evolves with industry trends.

To determine if a building material is asbestos containing, the material must be sampled and analyzed at an accredited laboratory. Sampling may be conducted 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 property transaction of an industrial facility, asbestos can be a component of the environmental due diligence of the property that may require containment or abatement depending on condition and intended property usage. The age of a property or building, site conditions, and purchaser requirements are factors that may determine the need for an asbestos inspection or limited assessment during a property transaction.  

Demolition or Renovation – Prior to the demolition of structures associated with an industrial facility National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requires a full or limited asbestos inspection of the facility be conducted. Based on intended alterations or renovations of a structure, this federal standard may only require a limited inspection prior to renovation in the area where building materials are anticipated to be disturbed. 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 or fire, hazardous materials including asbestos and lead can be overlooked in the desire or need to get back up and running. Whether the material in question has been damaged or is scheduled to be disturbed during a restoration process, it is important for a trained asbestos building inspector to assess any potentially hazardous situations and develop an appropriate mitigation plan. Sampling of suspected asbestos containing materials (ACMs) within an affected area and quick lab results are often required for a swift resolution to a difficult situation within an industrial facility.

RHP’s Exposure Sciences Laboratory

RHP’s Exposure Sciences Laboratory (ESL), located in Elk Grove Village, IL is accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Our laboratory enables us to keep a project on schedule with reliable and timely results.

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