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Renovation Asbestos Testing

Construction projects come in all shapes, sizes and challenges. EnvioCore is here to help you get off to the right step with any renovation project you have going on. We are able to get you fast results and keep you going! EnvioCore is able to help you understand what could be needed on your specific project. Feel free to give us a call or chat online with any questions!

Typical Renovation Construction Projects:

  • Flooring Replacement
  • Popcorn Texture Removal
  • Siding Replacement
  • Basement Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Pop Top
  • New Addition

Do I need an Asbestos Inspection?

If you are planning on doing any kind of renovation project it is possible you need an asbestos inspection prior to construction to verify no asbestos containing materials will be disturbed.  Both residential and commercial buildings typically need appropriate asbestos sampling.

The EPA and the CDPHE of Colorado regulate the amount of asbestos that can be disturbed during any specific project. Colorado Air Quality Control Commission Regulation 8, Part B dictates, in part, that you must test for asbestos-containing building materials any time you will disturb, damage or remove any suspect building materials.

If a project starts with out testing and then asbestos is found in the materials it makes it much more difficult to clean up and deal with than if precautions would have been taken in the beginning. Certified asbestos testing is an inexpensive insurance policy against possible fines, legal liability and costly project delays.

Typical Suspect Building Materials

Various Materials have been produced over the years with various amounts of Asbestos in the products. Manufactures would add asbestos because of its physical properties such as:

  • Fire Resistant
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Electrically non-conductive

Example Materials:

  • Drywall Texture
  • Joint Compound
  • Floor Tile
  • Floor Vinyl Sheeting
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Insulation

Asbestos Testing for Health Concerns?

There are several regulations, such as the EPA Clean Air Act and the Colorado Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act, that govern how asbestos-containing material should be identified and properly handled. These regulations seek to prevent serious health risks to workers and the public. Asbestos is known to have long term health affects and should be taken with precaution when starting any new construction project.

Ensuring ongoing water quality involves:

  • Regular Testing: We recommend periodic testing to monitor water quality over time.
  • Using Water Treatment Devices: Depending on the contaminants present, various treatment options may be recommended.
  • Well Maintenance: For well owners, regular maintenance is key to preventing contamination.

Recommendations for Treatment

If your water test reveals any issues, EnvioCore can advise on the best treatment solutions. We’ll help you choose the right treatment system and connect you with certified professionals for installation and maintenance.

What is the Difference Between Demolition and Renovation?

There is sometimes confusion with the definition of Renovation and Demolition. In the Asbestos world the word Demolition is defined as the removal of a load bearing member. This means if any part of the structure that is load bearing and is going to be impacted during the project then you would need a Partial-Demolition or Full Demolition inspection. A renovation inspection is anything other than demolition such as:

  • Flooring Replacement
  • Popcorn Texture Removal
  • Siding Replacement
  • Basement Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel

EnvioCore is able to help you understand what could be needed on your specific project. Feel free to give us a call or chat online with any questions!

CDPHE Asbestos Inspection Flow Chart

CDHPEA Asbestos inspection flow chart

Renovation Asbestos Testing FAQs

How do I know if my home has any (ACM) Asbestos containing materials?

Asbestos can be found in vinyl flooring, floor tiles, popcorn ceilings, HVAC ducts, shingles, siding, and more. The only certain way to know if building materials contain asbestos is to sample each material individually.

EnvioCore can identify suspect building materials and collect appropriate samples as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). We then provide a detailed report that outlines the lab findings. This report provides the information necessary for you to apply for any necessary building permits and keep your project moving forward.

I have applied for my building permit. Why is the city/county asking for an asbestos inspection?

This is a normal request. Your city or county is required by the state of Colorado to ask for this information. To read the state bulletin explaining the general requirements, click here.

I have a newer home. Do I still need to test for asbestos?

Currently In the state of Colorado, ALL properties (Commercial and Residential) and ALL years need to be inspected for asbestos before any renovation or demolition project. To read more information about Colorado’s requirements, click here.

EnvioCore Asbestos Testing Certified to Meet any Renovation Permit Requirements

EnvioCore asbestos testing is conducted under the strictest standards, so our test results are certified to meet state and federal Renovation permit requirements. Each city and county in the state will have its own local requirement of what they ask for as far as testing documentation upfront in the beginning of your project. This can be misleading if they are not specific about the asbestos testing, as it is the State of Colorado CDPHE that regulates the asbestos and not the local cities and counties.

EnvioCore can make sure you are safe before you start any Renovation Project!