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Environmental Site Assessments
Environmental hazards liability is the biggest financial risk associated with commercial property ownership today. Learn More
Asbestos is one of the most widely recognized construction health hazards. In addition to causing asbestos, it is also a challenging and expensive obstacle for real estate investors. Learn More
National Inspection Services professionals can provide effective expert witness services for plaintiffs or defendants in real estate litigation. Learn More
What Contractors and Tradespeople Need to Know About Asbestos, Lead-based Paint, and Mold
Every day general contractors and tradespeople call National Inspection Services of ces with questions about the laws and their due diligence regarding asbestos, lead-based paint, and mold.
If you are a residential or commercial contractor or tradesperson involved in maintaining, razing or remodeling construction, you need to know about the law and your responsibilities regarding asbestos. In Colorado, thousands of properties of all ages still harbor this dangerous brous silicate, which was used for many decades in re-resistant and insulating building materials. Even newly built construction may contain asbestos because, contrary to popular belief, asbestos has not been banned in the United States.
Here is just a partial list of the materials in which asbestos may be hiding:
vinyl oor coverings and mastic
boiler and pipe insulation
heating and cooling duct insulation
Asbestos is subject to both federal and state regulations. In Colorado, every property must be inspected for asbestos by a Colorado-certi ed asbestos building inspector before any demolition or construction work takes place. In fact, it is illegal to improperly disturb asbestos- containing materials (ACMs).