C.M. Burrows Inc. is a New Jersey AHERA Asbestos inspection company that provides asbestos inspections, asbestos surveys for Pre-demolition, and asbestos sampling throughout the state of New Jersey and helps homeowners, contractors, and Building owners determine if asbestos is present. The inspection will include a complete visual examination for asbestos containing materials, the careful collection of ACM, and lab analysis of ACM samples. This will especially help prior to renovation or construction activities that disturb suspect asbestos. Following the asbestos survey C.M. Burrows will provide a comprehensive report with findings that include locations, sample results, and quantities of all asbestos containing material.
The State of New Jersey's Department of Community Affairs (DCA) administers/enforces asbestos regulations in the state through the Uniform Construction Code. In January 2012, the DCA issued a directive to all local building code officials within the state not to issue a demolition permit without the completion and documentation of an asbestos pre-demolition survey. This is applicable to both residential and commercial structures.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral fiber. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance
Why should I consider having an asbestos test?
- Up Until the 1980s, many types of building products and insulation materials used in homes contained asbestos.
- The following are just some of the materials in the home that can contain asbestos: Popcorn Acoustical Ceiling, Soundproofing, Acoustical Ceiling Tile, Attic insulation, Vermiculite, Hot water or steam Pipe Insulation, Thermal Insulation (blow-in, bat, or spray-on), Vinyl Floor Tile, Linoleum Sheet Flooring, Floor Tile Mastic, Wallboard Mud, Plaster Skim Coat, Wallboard (rare), Siding, Municipal Water or Sewer Pipes, Roll-On Roofing, Window Glazing, Woodstove, Furnace, or Oven Door Gaskets, Fireproofing, Grout
- From studies of people who were exposed to asbestos we know that breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of: lung cancer; mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the chest and the abdominal cavity; and asbestosis, in which the lungs become scarred with fibrous tissue.
Hiring A Professional Asbestos Inspector
Only a trained AHERA Asbestos inspector can take samples of suspect ACM in New Jersey. C.M. Burrows Inc. helps homeowners, contractors, and Building owners determine if asbestos is present. Following the asbestos survey C.M. Burrows will provide a comprehensive report with findings that include locations, sample results, and quantities of all asbestos containing material. If asbestos is present, the inspector should provide a written evaluation describing its location and give recommendations for correction or prevention.