asbestos-survey There is no known safe level of asbestos exposure. That is why medical and environment health organizations stress the need to minimize exposure to airborne asbestos fibers. Regulations require that a Good Faith survey be performed before authorizing repair, remodeling or demolition projects. A Good Faith asbestos survey must be conducted by an AHERA Building Inspector before a demolition or major renovation can take place. The survey determines if asbestos is present from the structure by sampling building materials for laboratory analysis.

Before you start, it's important to understand the AHERA survey guidlelines and know what local clean air authority your project falls under to avoid delays and complications during the permitting process.

Based on regulatory requirements, an asbestos survey needs to be included as part of the demolition permit application. If there is no asbestos, the demolition permit may be approved. If there is asbestos in the structure, it will need to be removed before renovation/demolition activities can occur. ADE can perform a Good Faith asbestos survey by one of our AHERA Certified Inspectors. This Good Faith asbestos survey will assist the owner in meeting the requirements of the federal, state, and local asbestos regulations regarding repair, remodeling, and demolition projects. ADE’s Good Faith asbestos survey follows the sampling protocol for the renovation/demolition areas as outlined under The AHERA's Guidelines, EPA 40 CFR 763, Local Clean Air Authorities, and the State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries (WAC 296-62-077.)