Asbestos Sampling and Assessment

Maurer Environmental has performed asbestos assessments and evaluation of properties contaminated by asbestos.  Our professional services include sampling for asbestos in commercial and residential buildings.  Our inspector is Licensed for Asbestos Building Inspections.

 

Asbestos has been shown to cause cancer of the lung and stomach according to studies of workers and others exposed to asbestos. There is no level of exposure to asbestos fibers that experts can assure is completely safe. Some asbestos materials can break into small fibers which can float in the air and these fibers can be inhaled.

 

The tiny fibers are so small they can not be seen with the naked eye. They can pass through the filters of normal vacuum cleaners and get back into the air. Once inhaled, asbestos fibers can become lodged in tissue for a long time. After many years cancer or mesothelioma can develop.

 

A health risk exists only when asbestos fibers are released from the material or product into the air. Soft, easily crumbled asbestos containing material has the greatest potential for asbestos release and therefore has the greatest potential to create health risks.

 

Our comprehensive knowledge and experience in the field of asbestos assessment allows us to provide the highest level of professional services which include the following:

 

  • Coordination with property owner

  • Coordination with an asbestos abatement company

  • Collection of samples of suspect asbestos containing materials

  • Management of the analysis of collected samples by the designated third-party accredited laboratory

  • Preparation of an Asbestos Assessment Sampling Report Preparation and signature of mitigation work plan documents