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Three Things to Consider When You Have to Remediate Mold

June 27, 2017

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In a recent post, we outlined the steps building managers and owners should take to remove mold after a water intrusion event. Recognizing the need to reduce or remediate mold is a great first step, but there are additional considerations beyond mold removal, the most important of which is determining whether or not the building materials affected by mold are safe to clean or remove.

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Topics: Asbestos

Am I Legally Required to Remove Asbestos?

August 7, 2014

asbestosAsbestos is one of the most heavily regulated substances in the U.S. It is very common to find it in drywall, insulation, floor tiles and many other building materials, especially in structures built prior to 1980. If you discover asbestos is present in your building, are you required to remove it? The short answer to that question is no. However, as a building owner you have certain responsibilities regarding the management of the asbestos.

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Topics: Asbestos

Is Your School Due for an AHERA Inspection?

March 26, 2014

In accordance with the EPA's Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule, commonly known as AHERA, public and private non-profit schools must:

Identify asbestos-containing materials

The inspections must be conducted by a licensed Asbestos Inspector, and a re-inspection is required every three years. The school must also maintain an Abestos Management Plan. Parents, teachers and school employees have the right to review the plan.

Maintain asbestos-containing materials in good condition

This includes appointing a designated person to receive training and ensure AHERA requirements are met.

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Topics: Asbestos

Pre-Demolition Hazardous Materials Evaluations Can Save Time and Money

October 10, 2013

oil_drums-7aebe3cdUnexpected asbestos containing materials (ACMs) aren't the only things capable of derailing a renovation or demolition project. Consider the following:

Lead Based Paint (LBP)

An LBP assessment provides answers to three key questions: 1) Is there LBP in the interior and/or exterior of the building? 2) If LBP is present, where is it located? 3) How should lead hazards be managed to minimize the potential exposure to employees or building occupants?  LBP inspections can include portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) testing, wipe sampling for lead-contaminated dust, and/or paint chip sampling.

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Topics: Asbestos

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