All posts by: Bend Asbestos

When is an asbestos survey required?​ All commercial buildings regardless of construction date and residential buildings constructed before 2004 must have an asbestos survey conducted by an accredited inspector prior...
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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral used in a wide variety of materials for its resistance to chemicals, heat and fire, strength, durability and flexibility. Many asbestos goods were manufactured...
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Exposure to asbestos can cause disabling and fatal diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and gastrointestinal cancer. The symptoms of these diseases generally do not appear for 20 years...
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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can be pulled into a fluffy consistency. Asbestos fibers are soft and flexible yet resistant to heat, electricity and corrosion. These qualities make...
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Homes and buildings constructed prior to 2004 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a natural occurring mineral that was used extensively in the U.S. in many construction materials. Use has decreased...
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If your residential home or commercial building was built prior to 2004, then it is required to have an asbestos survey performed by an accredited inspector before demolition or renovation...
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When you look at a material, you typically cannot tell if it contains asbestos.  If you are unsure if the material contains asbestos, it’s best to leave it alone. In...
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We’ve all heard about the dangers of asbestos in our homes. What is Asbestos anyway? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can be pulled into a fluffy consistency. Asbestos...
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If you home was built before 2004, then it could contain asbestos. If any materials in your home contains asbestos, it must be properly managed prior to a home renovation...
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As of Fall 2018 the DEQ updated the Asbestos Rules for Oregon.  What is the DEQ? The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality regulates the handling, removal and disposal of asbestos-containing...
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