ERI Consulting has provided fast and hassle-free asbestos testing in Tyler, TX and Longview, TX since 1987. We’ve served more than 20,000 businesses in your area by keeping commercial buildings safe and up to code.
Asbestos is a mineral used as insulation or to make products fire-resistant. It became popular during the industrial revolution when people found its many valuable commercial uses.
However, the substance was eventually discovered to pose a major health risk. The tiny asbestos fibers can be about 1/80th the diameter of a human hair, making them easy to inhale unaware.
The health effects of asbestos can be very serious, leading to lung complications, asbestosis, and cancer.
That’s why in 1978, the Texas legislature passed laws banning the use of asbestos in commercial buildings.
Asbestos can be found in thousands of products and materials, including:
ERI can perform in-depth popcorn ceiling asbestos tests, testing your drywall for asbestos, and more for your commercial or residential property in Tyler or Longview to ensure your facility is safe.
You should schedule an inspection if:
For the most part, asbestos was phased out in 1978. So if your commercial buildings constructed after that time shouldn’t have asbestos present.
Texas law requires that all commercial facilities be inspected for asbestos whether the building was built before or after 1980.
If your commercial building in Tyler or Longview has never been inspected, your employees, customers, and other occupants may be at risk. Keep them safe by scheduling an asbestos test today.
All our asbestos testing services strictly follow regulations set out by the EPA, OSHA, and TDSHS. Here’s our process:
First, we’ll have you fill out a form with some basic information:
Once we have your information, we’ll write up a proposal.
According to Texas regulations, we’re required to take three samples of all materials that may have asbestos.
So, we’ll usually take three samples of sheetrock, floor tiles, and other materials.
When we have your samples, we will bring them to our local asbestos lab and analyze them according to regulations of Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM).
Lab testing has to be done under the supervision of certified asbestos inspectors and consultants. We have several licensed analysts and consultants in house. Each of our licensed professionals does ongoing training and stays up to date with regulations.
We do all lab testing in house. Inspections usually take 2-3 days, followed by 2-3 days of testing to get your lab results. It takes about a week to get results.
If we determine there’s asbestos on your property, we can handle the abatement process.
When it comes to removing asbestos, three parties have to work together to get the job done:
To prevent a conflict of interest, the contractor and the consultant cannot be from the same company. ERI provides the consulting services.
Ready to move forward with scheduling your asbestos testing in Longview, TX or Tyler, TX? You can start by filling out this form to tell us about your facility. We’ll contact you ASAP to schedule your inspection.
If you have any questions about our services, give us a call anytime: 903-534-5001