The word “ASBESTOS” is derived from a Greek word meaning INEXTINGUISHABLE.
The “miracle mineral” as it was referred by the Greeks, was admired for soft & plaint properties, as well as its ability to withstand extreme heat. Asbestos was spun and woven into cloth in the same manner as cotton. It was also utilized for wicks in sacred lamps. Romans likewise recognized the properties of asbestos and it is thought that they clean asbestos table cloths by throwing them into the flame of a fire to clean them. From the time of the Greeks & Roman in the first century unit its re- emergence in the 18th century, asbestos received little attention or use. It was not available in large amounts’ until extensive deposited were discovered in Canada in the late 1800’s.Following this discovery asbestos emerged as an insulating component in Thermal System Insulation (TSI) for boilers, Pipes & other high Temp applications and as a reinforcement materials for variety of products and building materials.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It is distinguished from other minerals by the fact that its crystals from long thin fibers. Deposits’ of asbestos are found throughout the world. The primary sites of commercial production were: The Commonwealth of Independent States, Canada, China, Brazil, Zimbabwe, and S. Africa. Asbestos is also mined commercially in limited quantities in the US, in CA, Vermont. Asbestos minerals are divided in to two groups: Serpentine & Amphibole. The distinction of the two is based on a mineral crystalline structure- serpentine have a sheet or layers structure, Amphiboles ‘class amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite. Have a chain-like crystal structure. Chrysotile-Is the only mineral in the serpentine group, is the most use type of asbestos & accounts for 95% of the asbestos found in New Jersey buildings & homes in the NJ.
Asbestos is a tiny fiber that was used in the past primarily as insulation. It was also added to some building materials to provide added strength and flame resistance. The problem with asbestos it has been implicated to cause lung cancer and mesothelioma in individuals that were exposed to large amounts of free-floating asbestos fibers in the air. These conditions typically did not become apparent until around 30 years after the exposure. Because of the health hazards of asbestos fibers, its use in insulation and paint was banned in the 1970’s.
NJ Homes built prior to the 1970’s and even till 1980’s could contain asbestos in insulation, plumbing, paint, wall joint compound, Soil, HVAC Ducts wrap, Floor tiles, Adhesives, siding, Sprayed asbestos (acoustical), Insulation(Vermiculite), mix with scratch coat of plastered wall & ceilings, floor tiles (VAT), Boiler gasket, Garage fire rated doors, Electrical wiring insulation (cloth), Roofing felt paper until 1980’s and many other building materials. (Asbestos-containing Material (ACM). However, as long as the materials are in good condition or in a location where it cannot be damaged or disturbed, they pose no danger. Asbestos is only a threat if the fibers are released into the air and can be inhaled. Renovations or demolitions of materials containing asbestos can release the fibers into the air. Therefore, the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requires the owner of any property containing asbestos building materials to get an asbestos inspection prior to any demolitions or renovations of that property. In New Jersey, most township building departments require an asbestos survey prior to issuing a demolishing and/or renovation permits.
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) distinguishes between friable & no friable forms of ACM. Friable ACM contains more than 1% asbestos and can be “crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure when dry”. Other things being equal, friable ACM is thought to release fibers into the air more readily; however, many type of non-friable ACM can also release fibers if disturbed.
Only a trained AHERA/EPA accredited Per 40 CFR Part 763 asbestos Accreditation under TSA title II can perform NJ Asbestos Inspections and Take samples of suspect materials for testing.
No-Asbestos Inspections/ Testing are excluded from Home Inspection, Pre Inspection Agreements & Standards of Practice. Asbestos Inspections/Testing is a separate service and Trade. As a courtesy to the client if the Inspector observes a possible asbestos-containing material the inspector will inform the client of the finding. The Inspector is pre paired to take samples and send to EMSL to be analyzed for an additional fee. Asbestos Inspections are sometimes require taking core samples from walls, flooring, ceilings, caulking, moldings, roofing, insulation, doors, glue’s & list goes on. These inspections are destructive. Home Inspection is only a visual inspection.
If your home or building contains asbestos, you have two options: removal of the material or repairing the material to prevent it from releasing fibers. Either option requires the help of a NJ AHERA trained professional.
New Jersey Homes & Buildings built between 1930 and 1950’s were the heaviest usage of Asbestos Containing Building Materials/Insulation. Also asbestos has been used in various products until the 1970’s thru 1980’s. Builder purchased ACBM until the 1980’s because it very cheap to purchase. The stores were stuck with huge ACM inventory they wanted get rid of. If you suspect your NJ home or a New Jersey home you are considering buying may contain asbestos, it’s vital you get a thorough inspection by a qualified professional AHERA accredited asbestos inspector. Asbestos can only be detected by a special microscope. Our inspectors are trained in asbestos detection and will take samples from your home for further analysis by EMSL for an additional fee. Please contact our office for further information.
The Asbestos Abatement contractor shall provide a proposal/contractor. Which indicated the scope of work, amount and the type of Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM)? Have the contract signed by the client.
US Department of Labor Health & Safety Hazard index
BERGEN COUNTY– THE HOMETECH NJ INSPECTION SERVICES,LLC DIRECTORY, SERVING THESE NEW JERSEY CITIES: IN LOWER BERGEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY – ALLENDALE 07401ALPINE 07620 ASBESTOS PRE DOMOLITION INSPECTION BERGENFIELD 07621 BOGOTA 07603 CARLSTADT 07072 CLIFFSIDE PARK 07010 CLOSTER 07624 CRESSKILL 07626 DEMAREST 07627 DUMONT 07628 – EAST RUTHERFORD 07073 EDGEWATER 07020 ELMWOOD PARK 07407 EMERSON 07630 ENGLEWOOD 07631 ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS 07632 FAIRLAWN 07410 FAIRVIEW 07022 FORT LEE 07024 FRANKLIN LAKES 07417 GARFIELD 07026 GLEN ROCK 07452 HACKENSACK HARRINGTON PARK 07640 HASBROUCK HEIGHTS 07604 – HAWORTH 07506 HILLSDALE 07642 HOHOKUS 07423 LEONIA 07605 LITTLE FERRY 07643 LODI 07644 LYNDHURST 07071 MAHWAH 07430 07495 07498 MAYWOOD 07607 MIDLAND PARK 07432 MONTVALE 07645 MOONACHIE 07074 NEW MELFORD 07646 NORTH ARLINGTON 07031 NORTHVALE 07647 NORWOOD 07648 OAKLAND 07436 OLD TAPPAN 07675 ORADELL 07649 PALLISADES PARK 07650 PARAMUS 07652 07653 PARK RIGDE 07656 RAMSEY 07446 RIDGEFIELD 07657 – RIDGEFIELD PARK 07660 RIDGEWOOD 07450 07451 RIVER EDGE 07661 RIVER VALE 07675 ROCHELLE PARK 07662 ROCKLEIGH 07647 RUTHERFORD 07070 SADDLE BROOK 07663 SADDLE RIVER 07458 SOUTH HACKENSACK 07606 TEANECK 07666 TENAFLY 07670 TETERBORO 07608 UPPER SADDLE RIVER 07458 WALDWICK 07463 WALLINGTON 07057 WASHINGTON 07676 WESTWOOD 07675 07677 WOODCLIFF LAKE 07675 07677 WOOD RIDGE 07075 WYCKOFF 07481 EVERY ASBESTOS INSPECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED BY An ACCREDITED ASBESTOS NJ AHERA BUILDING INSPECTOR NEW JERSEY.
AHERA ACCREDITED ASBESTOS INSPECTOR NJ – ESSEX COUNTY WITH ZIP CODES IN ESSEX COUNTY NEW JERSEY BELLEVILLE 07109 BLOOMFIELD 07003 BROOKDALE 07003 CALDWELL 07006 07007 CEDAR GROVE 07009 EAST ORANGE -7017 07018 07019ESSEX FELLS 07021 FAIRFIELD 07004 GLEN RIDGE 07028 IRVINGTON 07111 LIVINGSTON 07039 NJ HOME INSPECTOR MAPLEWOOD 07040 MILLBURN 07041 MONTCLAIR 07042 NEWARK 07100 07101 07102 07103 07104 07015 07106 07107 0710807112 07114 07175 07182 07184 07188 07189 07191 NEWARK HOME INSPECTION 07192 07193 07194 07195 07196 07197 07198 07199 NORTH CALDWELL 07006 NUTLEY 07110 ORANGE 07050 ROSELAND 07068 SOUTH ORANGE 07079 VERONA 07044 WEST CALDWELL 07006 WEST ORANGE 07052 NJ ASBESTOS INSPECTOR
ACCREDITED ASBESTOS BUILDING INSPECTOR NJ – HUDSON COUNTY WITH ZIP CODES IN – HUDSON COUNTY NEW JERSEY NJ – ASBESTOS SURVEY BAYONNE 07002 EAST NEWARK 07029 GUTTENBERG 07093 HARRISON 07029 HOBOKEN 07030 JERSEY CITY 07308 07306 07310 KEARNY 07032 NORTH BERGEN 07047 SECAUCUS 07094 UNION CITY 07087 WEEHAWKEN 07086 WEST NEW YORK 07093 SECAUCUS 07094 NEW JERSEY AHERA ASBESTOS INSPECTOR.
AHERA ASBESTOS INSPECTOR NJ – PASSAIC COUNTY WITH ZIP CODES- IN PASSAIC COUNTY NEW JERSEY NJ – BLOOMINGDALE 07403 CLIFTON 07001 HALEDON 07508 HAWTHORNE 07506 LITTLE FALLS 07424 NORTH HALEDON 07508 PASSIAC 07055 PATERSON 07005 ASBESTOS INSPECTION POMPTON LAKES 07442 PROSPECT PARK 07508 RINGWOOD 07456 TOTOWA 07512 WANAQUE 07465 WAYNE 07470 WEST MILFORD 07480 WEST PATERSON 07424
AASHI, NACHI, NJ-ALPHI,NJ ASHI, NJ NACHI LICENSED CONDOMINIUM HOME INSPECTOR NEW JERSEY – MORRIS COUNTY WITH ZIP CODES IN MORRIS COUNTY NEW JERSEY NJ – BOONTON TOWN 07005 BOONTON TWP 07005 BROOKSIDE 07926 BUDD LAKE 07828 BUTLER 07405 CEDAR KNOLLS 07928 CHATHAM BORO 07928 CHATHAM TWP 07928 CHESTER BORO 07930 CHESTER TWP 07930 DENVILLE 07834 DOVER 07801 07802 EAST HANOVER 07936 FLANDERS 07836 FLORHAM PARK 07932 AHERA HOME INSPECTOR NJ HANOVER TWP 07936 HARDING 07940 JEFFERSON 07438 KINNELON 07405 LAKE HOPATCONG 07849 LINCOLN PARK 07035 LONG HILL 07928 LONG VALLEY 07853 MADISON 07940 MENDHAM 07945 MINE HILL 07803 MONTVILLE 07045 MORRIS PLAINS 07950 MORRIS TWP 07960 MORRISTOWN 07960 MOUNTAIN LAKES 07046 MOUNT ARLINGTON 07856 MOUNT OLIVE 07828 NETCONG 07857 PARSIPPANY 07054 TROY HILLS 07054 HOME INSPECTOR NJ PEQUANNOCK 07444 RANDOLPH 07869 RIVERDALE 07457 ROCKAWAY BORO 07866 ROCKAWAY TWP 07866 ROXBURY 07876 VICTORY GARDENS BORO 07801 WASHINGTON TWP 07853 WHARTON BORO 07885 ASBESTOS TESTING SAMPLING
ASHI,NACHI,NJ-ALPHI,NJ ASHI, NJ NACHI LICENSED RADON TESTING SERVICE NEW JERSEY – UNION COUNTY WITH ZIP CODES IN UNION COUNTY NEW JERSEY NJ – BERKELEY HEIGHTS 07922 CLARK 07066 CRANFORD 07016 ELIZABETH 07201 FANWOOD 07023 GARWOOD 07027 HILLSIDE 07205 KENILWORTH 07033 LINDEN 07036 MOUNTAINSIDE 07092 NEW PROVIDENCE 07974 PLAINFIELD 07061 RAHWAY 07065 ACREDITED AHERA ASBESTOS BUILDING INSPECTOR NJ ROSELLE 07203 ROSELLE PARK 07204 SCOTCH PLAINS 07076 SPRINGFIELD 07081 SUMMIT 07901 UNION 07083 WESTFIELD 07090 WINFIELD 07036 PRE DEMO ASBESTOS INSPECTION SURVEY
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