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 project. If disturbed, tiny hazardous fibers are released into the air and may cause lung cancer and other illnesses. Asbestos is commonly found in your homes walls, ceilings, floors, roofs, siding, HVAC systems, insulation, pipes and other areas.
Asbestos Survey Requirement – Preparing for a Home Renovation
If you’re considering a home renovation project in Central Oregon and your home was built prior to 2004, then it’s important to know that an Asbestos Survey is required by law prior to renovation or demolition. This survey must be performed by an accredited inspector. The DEQ has the right to request the asbestos survey during the project and it must be kept on-site throughout the entire phase of the renovation or demolition. Bend Asbestos of Central Oregon provides asbestos testing and asbestos surveys for residential and commercial customers. Our certified inspectors will take the necessary time and utilize advanced techniques in order to thoroughly inspect & test your property for traces of asbestos.
Hiring a Contractor for Asbestos Abatement Prior to Home Renovation
When you decide to move forward with a home renovation project and there is know asbestos with friable materials, the chosen abatement contractor must have certain credentials. They must be a DEQ-licensed asbestos abatement contractor. You can find a licensed asbestos abatement contractor here: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/FilterDocs/asb-contr.pdf
If your project concerns friable asbestos abatement, then it is required to submit a friable ASN 1 notification form and fee to DEQ 10 days before the project begins. If the project concerns nonfriable asbestos abatement, then it’s required to submit a nonfriable ASN 6 notification form and fee to DEQ five days before the project begins.