Asbestos Testing & Inspection

Asbestos Testing & Inspection

Asbestos Testing & Inspection

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Asbestos Testing & Inspection

Brighton Solutions, Inc. is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) as Licensed Asbestos Consultants. We offer asbestos testing, inspection, abatement planning, asbestos abatement project oversight, and continuing education courses. Serving Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas, we provide commercial property owners, property managers, facilities and maintenance managers, government agencies, and abatement contractors with the region’s most comprehensive asbestos testing.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of minerals found in rock and soil. Asbestos was regularly used in construction materials prior to 1980 because of its fire and heat resistance, tensile strength, and acoustic absorption capabilities. Some common building material that contained asbestos included stucco, vinyl flooring, acoustic ceiling material, linoleum, sheet rock joint compound and texture, cement board, shingles, and multiple forms of insulation.

What are the Health Risks of Asbestos?

The United States has not completely banned the use of asbestos. However, the construction industry discontinued its use by 1980. Studies conclusively demonstrated that there are severe health risks associated with asbestos. Asbestos becomes dangerous when it is disturbed by repairs, renovations or demolition. Asbestos dust becomes airborne, and its fine particles can be easily inhaled and ingested. Humans can absorb the dust into their bodies, where it can reside for many years. Evidence indicates that exposure over extended periods of time can cause cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Because of this, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) have set forth strict regulations and guidelines with regards to asbestos.

How We Perform Asbestos Surveys

Brighton Solutions, Inc. (BSI) is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) as an Asbestos Consultant Agency, license number 10-0498. BSI’s licensed asbestos consultant and inspector conduct all surveys. We conduct all surveys in accordance with the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR). BSI also complies with EPA guidelines and is qualified to perform full Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and Asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS) surveys as well. Our asbestos testing process includes a visual examination of the planned areas, the collection of bulk samples, and lab analysis of the samples using Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM). Upon receipt of the laboratory analytical results from a third-party laboratory, BSI will author the final report and submit to the Client. If the laboratory results identify asbestos-containing materials and a renovation is planned that will affect the identified materials, BSI will complete an asbestos abatement specification, conduct a Site walk with TDSHS Licensed Asbestos Contractors, collect their bids and submit them to the Client for their selection. BSI can provide clients with asbestos abatement on-site project management, oversight and air quality monitoring during the abatement. Once the abatement is complete, BSI will conduct a final visual inspection prior to conducting final clearance sampling, certifying that the identified asbestos contamination has been removed from your property. Upon receipt of the analytical results from the third-party laboratory indicating that the final clearance samples are in compliance with the TAHPR or if the project was in a Public School in accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), BSI will direct the Abatement Contractor to dismantle the containment and demobilize from the job-site.

Additional Asbestos Services We Offer

Brighton Solutions, Inc. offers a wide variety of asbestos-related services. Our Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Licensed Instructors provides federal and state-approved Asbestos Class III – Competent Level and Asbestos Class IV – Awareness training. BSI also offers Dallas / Fort Worth area clients assistance with asbestos project bid writing. Additionally, we can provide facilities and maintenance professionals with operations and maintenance planning to prevent asbestos contamination.

Why Choose Brighton Solutions, Inc.

Our focus is to provide our clients with quick response times, accurate testing and reporting, and comprehensive continuing education programs. We are proud to offer all of these services to our clients at an affordable cost, regardless of the size or scope of your project. If you need asbestos testing, call Brighton Solutions, Inc. today.