What Type of Asbestos Survey Do I Need?

March 11, 2024

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Asbestos, a once ubiquitous construction material known for its fire resistance and insulation properties, is now infamous for its severe health risks. To protect people from asbestos-related illnesses, asbestos surveys have become a crucial part of property management and construction. To ensure you make the best choice for your property, below is a list of the most common types of asbestos surveys and how each can be utilized.

Comprehensive Asbestos Surveys

Comprehensive Asbestos Surveys are the most detailed and encompassing type of asbestos survey. They are conducted to identify all potential asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within a building or property. These surveys are essential for property owners and managers to ensure the safety of occupants and compliance with regulations. A comprehensive survey provides a comprehensive report outlining the location and condition of ACMs.

Limited Asbestos Surveys

Limited Asbestos Surveys are more targeted in their scope when compared to Comprehensive Asbestos Surveys. They are conducted when there are specific concerns about certain areas or materials, or when there is a need to gain general understanding of the ACM content at a property to determine if a more detailed analysis is needed. These limited screenings are often combined with our Phase I Environmental Site Assessments as an additional scope of work; however, they can also be utilized as a standalone service. While Limited Surveys are not as extensive as Comprehensive Asbestos Surveys, they serve as a valuable tool in determining whether a more extensive Comprehensive Asbestos Survey is warranted.

Limited Path-of-Construction Surveys

Limited Path-of-Construction Surveys are primarily utilized during renovation projects. These surveys focus on narrowing down the assessment to any suspect materials that could potentially be affected by the planned scope of construction renovation. The main objective of these surveys is to pinpoint any ACMs that may be impacted by the construction process. This not only ensures the safety of the workers and the project but also equips our clients with the necessary information to make informed financial decisions regarding the remediation or in-place management of any existing ACMs, as not all similar materials within a project contain asbestos and require remediation. The core objective of Limited Path-of-Construction Surveys is to precisely identify which materials necessitate remediation or in-place management for informed decision-making.

Why Choose Moran Consultants for Your Next Asbestos Survey

Asbestos surveys are indispensable tools for property management and construction projects. Choosing the right survey type, maintaining proper reporting, ensuring safety, and complying with regulations are all essential steps in dealing with the potential risks of asbestos exposure.

To ensure the utmost accuracy, compliance, and safety during asbestos surveys, it is highly recommended to hire a trusted and certified asbestos inspector. At Moran Consultants, our team of specialists has the expertise and knowledge to navigate the complexities of asbestos-related issues, making the process smoother and more secure for you and your property.

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