An Asbestos survey of your structure is one of the first steps in obtaining a building permit and is required by all municipalities in the State of Texas. This requirement was mandated by Texas Senate Bill 509 and has been in force since January 1, 2002.
A state Licensed and Insured Asbestos Inspector will collect samples meeting the required standards as set by the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR). The Inspection also meets the requirements of Texas Senate Bill 509.
The samples are placed in individual containers that are sealed to prevent cross-contamination of sampled materials.
The samples are delivered to a TDSHS-licensed laboratory. Chain of custody documents are completed and the samples are analyzed by polarized light microscopy. The Asbestos Test will determine if the materials contain regulated levels of asbestos.
The results of the Test are received by AISM and evaluated. Documentation is prepared summarizing the survey and the results of laboratory test. A letter will be prepared and will serve as your proof of inspection. Additionally a copy of lab results will be included. You may be required to present these documents to the city building department. If no regulated materials are found, your renovations or demolition may proceed upon receipt of your permit from the city.
In the event that asbestos abatement is necessary our asbestos consultants can develop a complete set of abatement project specifications. This is necessary so you may obtain an accurate time line and abatement cost estimates.
AISM will assist you in finding several state licensed abatement contractors and setting up a project walk through, this should insure you getting several competitive bids.
AISM will also arrange for air-monitoring during the abatement process and close out documents that re required by the State of Texas.