Asbestos Testing and Inspections in Alameda

AirQuest conducts asbestos testing and asbestos inspection services in the Alameda Area. Our firm employs a California licensed Asbestos Consultant and Licensed Site Surveillance Technicians. Our Alameda team includes scientists and consultants who are asbestos inspection experts. We provide the following asbestos consulting and asbestos testing services in Alameda:

  • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) Inspections and Re-inspections
  • Sampling
  • Abatement Specifications
  • Project Air Monitoring
  • Management Plans
  • Abatement Oversight
  • Project Administration

We have managed programs at the agency and facility level using databases, interactive mapping, and proprietary software. AirQuest personnel have conducted hundreds of asbestos surveys as well as designed and managed numerous asbestos abatement projects. Our experience includes working in residences, historic buildings, hospitals, and large industrial complexes. All personnel are certified under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title II/Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).

Asbestos Surveys

AirQuest’s asbestos inspectors have extensive experience in performing asbestos surveys for property transactions. Asbestos surveys allow the financial liability associated with managing and removing asbestos-containing material (ACM) to be considered in the valuation of the property. Asbestos surveys and screenings involve a sampling and laboratory analysis of the building materials to identify and quantify asbestos fibers. 

Before renovation and demolition activities, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) regulation requires that all building materials that will be impacted be surveyed to identify all ACM. 

Identification is important so that asbestos material can be safely managed or removed depending on the ACM results. Keep in mind, if asbestos-containing materials are in good condition and the asbestos is “sealed,” it can be safely managed through a proper operation and maintenance (O&M) plan. 

AirQuest Project Managers work with the owner, architect, or contractor to remove the asbestos-containing materials or alter renovation plans. In addition, AirQuest can manage any remaining ACM in place.

Finally, asbestos testing and surveys for ACM may be performed to comply with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. All workers will be informed of ACM or PACM (presumed asbestos-containing material). This information ensures that workers do not disturb the assessed materials, which could result in potential exposure for themselves and others.

Asbestos Abatement

In addition to ACM removal, there are many asbestos management options for clients based on specific needs. These services include asbestos abatement oversight, air monitoring, development of an asbestos O&M plan, and sample testing to prove the building is clear of asbestos particles in the air after removal.

AirQuest can manage the removal process through subcontractors with whom AirQuest has competitive rates and long-standing relationships. From project design to the compilation of a post-abatement report, AirQuest provides full project management for clients who utilize the asbestos testing services in Alameda. AirQuest also submits the ten-day notification to State and local EPA representatives. The post abatement report includes a daily journal of abatement activities, daily and clearance air monitoring results, and the disposal manifests. All procedures and documentation meet the requirements of Federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

Hiring an Asbestos Inspector for Testing in Alameda

AirQuest has over 18 years of experience working with asbestos. We are familiar with regulations designed to keep business owners and employees safe. If you are a business owner looking to hire licensed professionals for asbestos inspection and testing in Alameda, contact us today