Our Asbestos Testing Services in Orange County NY
Why are federal and state laws so strict on asbestos contracting? Because without official training, workers are not able to safely handle Asbestos Containing Materials. This makes the entire construction project or area in the home a potent health risk and a legal violation, unless you make sure all workers doing asbestos-related projects are certified professionals like us.
We offer the following in accordance with standards set by the EPA and other certifying bodies.
- Bulk material sampling:
Polarized light microscopy allows us to test fibers for mineral-specific properties, to determine if the material sampled is asbestos or not. We also use transmission electron microscopy when necessary. These methods are used to analyze lab samples taken of materials which are suspected to contain asbestos.
- Asbestos air sampling:
Asbestos fibers are so small that you need to conduct a professional indoor air quality test to sample the air and verify all asbestos presence has been accounted for. Air testing needs to be done after any asbestos abatement as well, to confirm all residual asbestos is gone.
- Dust sampling:
We use various dust sample collection and testing methods, such as tape-lift, micro-vacuuming, wiping, and scraping. This allows us to determine if small particles have been left on a surface (instead of within a material or circulating in the air).
After we conduct your asbestos test and inspection, we send lab samples for analysis. Then, we provide a detailed report on the work done, the condition of your property regarding asbestos, and whether asbestos has been found. We can also provide third-party confirmation of asbestos abatement.
Asbestos Testing Requirements in Orange County NY
If you’re in New York state, Industrial Code Rule 56 decrees that if a building is to be demolished, renovated, remodeled or repaired, you are required by law to first conduct an asbestos survey to determine if ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) will be disturbed. When the project involves disturbing asbestos in any way, any work conducted must be done by a licensed asbestos contractor or worker, as per the Department of Labor.
This is because ingesting and inhaling asbestos fibers, especially over a long period, has been found in recent decades to be detrimental to human health. Where it was once used in thousands of products both commercially and for consumer uses, asbestos use and asbestos-related work are now heavily regulated by the US and state governments, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Buildings constructed before the EPA’s 1989 asbestos ban are particularly susceptible to containing asbestos. In good condition, asbestos is not necessarily a danger, but when the material is disturbed (for example, breaking or removing it during construction), ACMs release asbestos fibers in what is called a “fiber release episode”, making the project dangerous. This is why you need to hire professional asbestos workers to do the job.
For more information on relevant asbestos inspection and abatement laws in NY state, see the resources in the FAQ below or contact a AAA team member!
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We’re one of New York state’s leading providers of certified professional environmental services, keeping homes and businesses across Orange County NY safe since our founding in 2009.
Whether your property is located in Newburgh, Middletown, Kiryas Joel, Woodbury, Scotchtown, New Windsor, Port Jervis, Monroe or elsewhere in Orange County New York, we can take care of your asbestos testing and other hazardous materials work.
AAA Lead Professionals also conducts asbestos removal in NY, among other New York services such as lead testing, lead abatement, indoor air quality testing, and mold testing or remediation. See our testimonials and NY job photo gallery!
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As an established environmental services company in the Tri-State area, our work spans New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. No matter how big or small your project is, we treat every case with the attention, dedication, and politeness you deserve! Our skilled technicians are highly trained according to industry standards, and we take care to leave your home in immaculate condition.
AAA Lead Professionals has handled all types and sizes of asbestos projects in Orange County, New York over the years. From big industrial projects to quick residential jobs, our team has proudly maintained top ratings for over a decade. We’re dedicated to honesty and transparency – all of our clients are free to leave reviews across our profiles on helpful sites like Angi, Alignable, and the Better Business Bureau.
Our mission is to always provide you with the best support and service, including punctuality, clean and safe work practices, and end-to-end support on what’s happening with your project.
What kind of asbestos certifications are there in New York state?
There are nine types of workers and contractors that can be certified for asbestos handling, as regulated by the Department of Labor.
- Asbestos Handler
- Restricted Asbestos Handler
- Air Sampling Technician
- Management Planner
- Operations and Maintenance
- Project Monitor
- Project Designer
AAA Lead Professionals is always fully certified as required, and we hand-select the team for each project based on the client’s needs!
What is the notification fee for the Department of Labor?
Let’s say you have a home renovation project in Orange County NY, and you conduct an asbestos inspection and test, which finds asbestos presence. Of course, you then must have the asbestos safely abated by certified professionals before the project can continue.
If you are filing an Asbestos Abatement Project notice with the Department of Labor, the notification fee is determined based on the size of the project. This is usually measured in square feet, except for pipe insulation, which is measured in linear feet.
We don’t just test, we can help you remove asbestos in Orange County NY and deal with the necessary paperwork!
What are some potential health risks from asbestos exposure?
Asbestos fibers become embedded in the lungs and their lining, and have been associated with a slew of negative health effects, especially over long periods of time, as was the case with industrial workers like construction contractors who were often around disturbed asbestos.
Asbestos-related diseases and health symptoms include:
- Lung cancer and other cancers
- Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused primarily by asbestos exposure (accounting for up to 80% of all cases according to UPenn).
- Asbestosis and other lung afflictions such as pleural plaques, pleuritis, pleural thickening
- Atelectasis (complete or partial collapse, or incomplete inflation of the lung)
What are common places asbestos is found in the home?
There are myriad places in the average Orange County NY home that could potentially contain asbestos, as it used to be used in so many products. The most common materials and locations include:
- Tiles (vinyl tiles, floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roofing tiles)
- Glues, sprays, and adhesives for construction
- Insulation (in walls, air ducts, boiler rooms, basements, on pipes)
- Popcorn ceilings and decorative textured spray-on paints
- Insulative materials in objects and appliances (door gaskets, brake pads)
Where can I find useful resources about Orange County NY?
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