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Building Damage & Asbestos in Salem, Oregon

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Building owners need to be aware of the law concerning demolition, remodel and restoration where asbestos and lead may be present.

Our SERVPRO of Salem West team is restoring an 8-unit apartment complex that was nearly totalled due to a fire. The saving grace which kept the structure standing and intact was the lathe and plaster from the 1950's and of course our local Salem fire department.

When performing any type of commercial property restoration it is important to have the building surveyed for lead and asbestos, as both create health hazards when inhaled or injested.

Using a certified inspector is the law when taking samples along with notating each sample and location it was pulled from.

Once the samples are pulled and tested, we receive a comprehensive report which list every sample and if the results are postive or negative. In this case negative is good.

Some quick hints about asbestos. If the material hasn't been tested, it is assumed to be positive for it. There are listed materials that need to be tested which can be found on State DEQ websites. You can also contact your locally certified testing company for more information and training.

If your building sustains water or fire damage which require demolition to be performed, have it inspected first.

SERVPRO of Salem West is available day or night, 24/7/365 to serve you in time of need. We can be reached at  (503) 393-9999

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