ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS

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Asbestos containing materials (ACMs) can be present in buildings constructed prior to 1980. Asbestos containing materials are regulated by both the State and Federal Government, because asbestos fibers, if inhaled can cause cancer. The most common forms of asbestos containing materials in buildings include: 


  • pipe installation
  • floor tiles
  • ceiling tiles
  • sprayed on insulation
  • plaster
  • factory brickwork


If potential asbestos containing materials (a defined regulatory term) are present in a building, an asbestos containing materials survey by a licensed ACM surveyor is required. During the survey, material is tested to see if it is asbestos containing, the quantities of the material are recorded, and its condition is assessed. Where asbestos containing materials are found in poor condition, if an "immanent hazard" condition exists immediate abatement or repair is required. In some instances, continued occupancy is not possible. 


For more information regarding Asbestos, click on the following: 


  • Duties of Building Owners and Lessees Under the OSHA Asbestos Standard  


    Do you have questions on asbestos containing materials?


    Please call Gary Brown at (610) 265-1510 for more information or questions regarding Asbestos, or use the Request for Services form to obtain a proposal within 24 Hours. 


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