Asbestos


Superior conducts Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) inspection services and networks with other professionals to provide air-monitoring, project design, and management planning. Superior’s staff of certified building inspectors is ready and able to meet your asbestos inspection needs. We can recommend Asbestos Mitigation contractors for your specific project needs.

Asbestos in Building Materials

Superior employs highly trained and licensed asbestos professionals who have extensive experience in handling asbestos issues. Found in a vast number of building materials, asbestos is a mineral that can cause severe lung cancer when disturbed and inhaled. These materials can often go unnoticed until renovation or demolition activities begin, making it important to have a building inspection performed prior to these activities to avoid legal issues or worse, exposing unprotected individuals. Some materials commonly found in industrial, commercial, and residential structures include but are not limited to:

  • Vinyl Floor Tiles and Associated Mastic (Glue Beneath Tile)
  • Linoleum Flooring
  • Caulking and Window Glazing
  • Thermal System Insulation (TSI) - Examples include Pipe Wrapping, Pipe Elbows, Boiler Insulation and HVAC Insulation
  • Drywall Joint Compound

If you are planning on performing any renovation or demolition activities, you may be required by law to have a licensed professional perform an inspection of the structure. Or, if you are concerned that you may have a suspected asbestos containing building material (ACBM) in your building and would like to have it tested, are aware that a suspected material was improperly removed and are seeking consultation, or would like to learn more about our services, please contact Superior today.

Asbestos Air Sampling

Asbestos is most dangerous when it becomes airborne. The aerodynamic microscopic fibers can remain aloft for long periods of time, making it important to determine if the air inside an asbestos work area is safe enough for human re-occupancy. In other cases, asbestos becomes airborne when it is unwittingly disturbed during general commercial work or home improvement activities.

Superior’s air sampling professionals offer several services that can be tailored to fit your needs, including:

  • Clearance Air Testing after asbestos abatement projects.
  • Air Monitoring of workers, work areas, and outside-of-work areas during abatement activities.
  • Air sampling of industrial facilities where known Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBMs) are present and/or in poor condition.
  • Determining the extent of contamination after ACBM has been improperly removed

Our certified experts can assist you with any questions you may have regarding asbestos in the air or pathways for asbestos becoming airborne. If you would like to be provided with consulting services, or would like to learn more about Superior's ability to assist you, please call us today.


"My experience with...Superior Environmental was very positive and I feel they went above and beyond to help me resolve my issues with identifying asbestos areas in 2 spaces we were combining for our new store. Not only did Superior Environmental understand the sense of urgency in getting my asbestos survey done quickly, they also connected me with the remediation company I ended up hiring to perform the work as well. I strongly recommend Superior Environment for your survey needs." - Jeff Litchfield, Director of Store Design, rue21

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