The Asbestos Assessment
The Asbestos remediation plan (the report compiled from the mold assessment) is a detailed listing of all actions that should be taken to rid your home of Asbestos. You’ll need to provide a copy of this documentation to the Asbestos professionals that you hire to carry out the process, as they won’t be able to conduct a mold remediation without it. As per the Department of Labor NY law, the mold remediation plan is one of the requirements and must be followed precisely.
This plan will describe in detail exactly what will take place from beginning to end during the Asbestos remediation process. It will include a list of equipment and chemicals used, the rooms that will be cleaned, an estimation of time, and a quote of how much it will cost you. Asbestos remediation contractors and the Asbestos abatement team will be responsible for carrying out the plan. After its completion, our inspector will revisit your home to assess the outcome.
Albany Asbestos is here to take care of the Asbestos assessment and help you get rid of a Asbestos problem. We know the importance of family and home safety, and value you as a client.
By the way, we always encourage the property owner to join us during the inspection. Having the opportunity for real-time conversation provides the chance for you to point out any areas of concern and ask questions along the way. But, if you’re not able to participate, you’ll be provided with a detailed report of any findings. In addition to the findings you will be given a Asbestos Remediation Plan.
Can my Asbestos Remediation Contractor Perform a Asbestos Assessment?
No, In the state of New York, a licensed Asbestos assessment contractor must conduct all Asbestos assessments. This law went into effect January 1, 2016. Asbestos Remediators remove the mold. Asbestos Assessors create the remediation plan. So, regardless if professional contractors, tradesmen, or inspectors have experience in performing Asbestos assessments, it would be illegal for them to perform a mold assessment.
What is a Asbestos Assessment?
A Asbestos assessment is conducted by a licensed Asbestos professional, whereas a Asbestos issue is thoroughly evaluated. Once the level of Asbestos contamination is determined, a Asbestos remediation plan is formulated. This plan involves the detailed methods required for complete removal of the Asbestos, the measures that will be taken to prevent future regrowth, an estimated time for completion, and a quote for cost.
Is a Asbestos Test Performed?
During the Asbestos assessment, the assessor does not typically perform a Asbestos air test. This is due to the fact that there are no set benchmarks of “safe” levels of Asbestos spores, either by state or national law. Because Asbestos naturally occurs and exists practically everywhere, such a test is not required.
What if Asbestos Test is Performed. What Happens Next?
After collection the sample is sent to a lab for testing to identify the type of Asbestos present.
Additionally, surface samples are also taken, if the Asbestos assessor deems it necessary. The surface samples will not capture Asbestos spores but it is useful in identifying the type of Asbestos that is present. This sampling is captured via tape or swab sample, or gathering a bulk piece of the surface that is sent for lab testing.
What happens AFTER a Asbestos Assessment is Performed?
A copy of the detailed assessment, or Asbestos remediation plan, will be provided to the property owner after it is finished. If the property owner decides to move forward with the Asbestos remediation, a copy of the plan will need to be provided to the licensed Asbestos remediation contractor.
The licensed Asbestos assessor will be able to provide objective opinions on the next steps you should take.
The New York State law does not mandate that Asbestos remediation be completed. However, if the process is done, the law does require that licensed mold remediation contractors and abators perform services.