When Do You Need Hazardous a Material Survey?
Presence of hazardous materials is a concern for any construction/renovation/demolition project and measures must be taken to ensure workers are not exposed to such materials. Various rules and regulations (e.g. South Coast Air Quality Management District) define hazardous materials and enforce sampling methods to assess site conditions. Therefore, a comprehensive survey of building materials is required to inspect and sample for the presence of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), mercury, formaldehyde, radon, radioactive materials, etc.