Gary Snow and Associates, Inc. can help your school become AHERA compliant.
Gary Snow & Associates, Inc. offers professional inspections of asbestos, lead and mold for both commercial and residential properties.
ASBESTOS(Inspections for asbestos must be conducted by a licensed asbestos inspector.)
It is required that all institutional, commercial, public and industrial structures, installations and buildings that are scheduled for demolition or renovation be inspected for asbestos containing materials prior to any activities that would disturb or dislodge the materials. Residential buildings containing more than four dwelling units are also regulated in this way. Single family residences are typically exempt, but under a few conditions may be regulated. For more information on this, visit theSouth Dakota Department of Natural Resources (SD DENR) website.
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), requires all schools, public or private, to create and maintain an asbestos management plan for all buildings within their district or under their ownership. These management plans are created, and also refreshed every 3 years, by a licensed asbestos inspector. For more information visit theEPA website.
LEAD (Lead inspections and risk assessments must be conduced by a licensed lead inspector or risk assessor.)
Many houses and apartments built before 1978 contain lead-based paint. Serious health problems can result from exposure to or ingestion of lead. Children and babies are at highest risk around lead based paint because they frequently put their hands and other objects in their mouths, their growing bodies absorb more lead and their brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead. For additional information concerning lead, contact Gary Snow & Associates, Inc. or visit the EPA's lead website.
Although mold is an important part of our natural environment, exposure to certain species of molds can cause a wide variety of health issues. Due to many factors, including modern building methods, mold has become a prominent issue in buildings worldwide. In addition to the potential health hazards posed by exposure to mold, the indoor presence of mold has become an important component in buying or selling buildings/property. Have your home or office inspected today to determine if mold is an issue for you. For additional information about mold visit the EPA's mold website.
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