How can you tell if your property has asbestos? If the building is old enough, then there’s a pretty good chance it does. Before the early 1980s, builders commonly used asbestos for insulation and popcorn ceilings. They didn’t realize how dangerous this material was until years later. If your home was built before the 1980s, then you likely need asbestos testing. The sooner you conduct these tests, the better your chances of avoiding asbestos-related health problems.
Did you know some counties have regulations for demolition and renovation? In fact, Maricopa County, Arizona is a great example of this. The Air Quality department regulates all asbestos renovation and demolition activity within Maricopa County. This covers all demolitions and regulated renovation activities containing friable asbestos-containing material greater than or equal to 160 square feet, 260 linear feet, or 35 cubic feet.
Facilities regulated by this program include:
- Industrial Buildings
- Apartment Complexes of greater than four (4) units
- Two (2) or more residential homes (this also includes two or more livable structures on single property)