Important Asbestos Information

State & Federal laws regarding the possible disturbance of in place Building materials during building or home renovations, requires Home Owners and Building Owners to conduct, or have conducted a “Good Faith Survey” for Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM), or Presumed Asbestos Containing Materials (PACM) prior to the start of any renovation activities.

The “Good Faith Survey” must be conducted by an AHERA/EPA Certified Building Inspector.

Copies of any materials testing data, and the complete report must be maintained by the Building/Home Owner, and provided to any and all contractors who propose work for the specific renovation activity, such as roof covering replacement.

The following links may be helpful to you in better understanding the specific agencies that enforce these laws:

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
http://www.pscleanair.org

Link to Specific PSCAA Statute
http://www.pscleanair.org/

State of Washington Department of Labor & Industries
http://www.lni.wa.gov

Labor & Industries Contractor Info: Asbestos in Construction
L&I Contractor Info PDF

Link to Specific WISHA Statute
http://lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/LicensingReq/Asbestos/default.asp#2

Please ensure that you follow the established guidelines when contemplating a renovation to your home or building.

All Licensed Contractors should notify you of these requirements prior to submitting any bid for the proposed work. As an AHERA/EPA Certified Building Inspection company we can assist you with the “Good Faith Survey.”  Good Faith Surveys can be completed inexpensively.

Please contact us directly if you have any questions or would like to schedule your required Good faith Survey. We will forward sample agreement forms and rates for inspections and materials testing.

Jeff L. Rankin/President
AHERA/EPA Certified Building Inspector # 1066352
Voted one of the top 100 Roofing Contractor’s in the United States
(Roofing Contractor Magazine 2009)

Other Useful Asbestos Links:

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20030112&slug=homeasbestos12

http://www.justice.gov/usao/waw/press/2010/mar/roempke.html