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About Air Allergen & Mold Testing
Richard Johnson founded Air Allergen in 2003, Air Allergen and Mold Testing has pursued its commitment to helping people make informed choices regarding their indoor air quality. During that time, Air Allergen has provided inspections and remediation information to thousands of homeowners, businesses, organizations, and public agencies throughout the entire Southeast. Our website is sprinkled with testimonials from our customers. We are grateful for our many customers and look forward to serving many more in the coming years.
They saved us from buying a mold-infested property
Richard and the Air Allergen staff did a wonderful job testing our home for mold. The inspector was knowledgeable and competent and the reporting top notch. They saved us from buying a mold-infested property. THANK YOU!
Wouldnt recommend anyone else
Air Allergen provided thorough mold inspection services in a professional manner. Rich delivered a detailed report and then took the time to review it over the phone with me. Wouldnt recommend anyone else.
From the inspection to the reporting Air Allergen was amazing
Julian was absolutely fantastic to work with, I called the office looking to have a mold inspection done before closing on a property. From the inspection to the reporting Air Allergen was amazing.
Expert Asbestos Inspection and Testing Services In Roanoke
Certified Asbestos Inspectors in Georgia
Air Allergen’s state certified asbestos inspector can typically inspect the property and collect samples within 2 business days of receiving a call. The number of samples collected during an asbestos inspection is determined by state and federal regulation based on the purpose of the asbestos inspection as well as the type and quantity of each material found.
Samples taken during the asbestos inspection are sent to a commercial laboratory that has been accredited by NVLAP for analysis of bulk samples by Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), the EPA method most often used for detecting asbestos-containing materials.
While the PLM method is cost effective and sufficiently accurate for the preliminary screening of samples gathered during an asbestos inspection, it is not as sensitive as the point count method for asbestos content near the regulated threshold of one percent.
Asbestos inspections identify asbestos containing materials that may become unsafe when disrupted during restoration or demolition. Asbestos inspections by a state certified asbestos inspector are normally needed to satisfy permitting requirements. Certified asbestos inspectors are qualified to know which materials are most likely to contain asbestos and how to gather the samples properly. A state certified asbestos inspector is required to take an annual refresher course to maintain certification.
Air Allergen’s state certified asbestos inspector can generally inspect the property and gather samples within 2 business days of receiving a request. The quantity of samples taken during an asbestos inspection is decided on by state and federal regulation based on the purpose of the asbestos inspection as well as the type and quantity of each material found.
Samples taken during the asbestos inspection are sent to a commercial laboratory that has been accredited by NVLAP for analysis of bulk samples by Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), the EPA method most commonly used for identifying asbestos containing materials.
While the PLM method is cost effective and sufficiently accurate for the initial screening of samples gathered during an asbestos inspection, it is not as sensitive as the point count method for asbestos content near the regulated threshold of one percent.
Samplings taken by our asbestos inspector with asbestos content between one and two percent that are suitable for point count analysis will be resubmitted to the lab for the more accurate point count method without additional cost to our clients. This minimizes the risk of having an unnecessary and potentially substantial abatement cost from using asbestos inspectors who do not use the point count method.
The asbestos content in most building materials has been regulated in the U.S. since the late 1970’s; however asbestos use in flooring materials has never been banned. In addition, any building materials obtained from overseas may still contain regulated quantities of asbestos. Thus, the commonly asked question “Was it built prior to 1980?” should only be used as a rough guideline and not as an excuse to forego testing. No building, despite the date of construction, is exempt from state and federal asbestos regulations.
Proper Asbestos Removal
If you are thinking of remodeling or demolishing a building, consider having the substances sampled before work begins to make certain you are not exposing those in the environment to unnecessary health risks. The state of Georgia requires that if the quantity of materials to be disturbed is greater than 10 square feet, asbestos testing must be performed. Localities will require proof of testing prior to issuing any construction permits.
Materials identified as containing asbestos must be dealt with in a specialized manner. An asbestos abatement company can help ensure proper disposal of asbestos containing materials. Once the asbestos containing materials have been removed, other construction debris can be dealt with normally. If asbestos materials are not removed first, then all debris must be treated as though it contains asbestos and must be disposed in a specialized landfill, a far greater expense than normal disposal.
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