Protect Yourself and Your ADU Tenants!

Accessory to Asbestos?

Testing for asbestos in an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is an important step in ensuring the safety of the living environment, as asbestos can pose serious health risks when disturbed or deteriorating.

Hiring experienced professionals who are certified in asbestos inspection and abatement is strongly recommended to ensure safety and compliance with applicable regulations.

Asbestos was commonly used in construction materials in the past, and if an ADU was built before asbestos regulations were in place, it may contain asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). It’s crucial to adhere to local laws and regulations when conducting asbestos testing and abatement in an ADU or any other building.

Identify Potential ACMs

The first step in asbestos testing is to identify potential ACMs in the ADU. This involves a visual inspection of building materials and components.

Sample Collection

To determine if asbestos is present in suspected materials, samples need to be collected. This is typically done by a trained asbestos professional.

Laboratory Analysis

The collected samples are sent to a certified laboratory for analysis. Specialized equipment and techniques are used to identify the presence of asbestos fibers in the samples.

Risk Assessment

Based on the findings, a risk assessment may be conducted to evaluate the potential health risks associated with the asbestos-containing materials.

Was your structure built before 1980?

In California, the use of construction materials containing asbestos was discontinued by 1980. Nevertheless, asbestos is frequently uncovered concealed within walls or beneath flooring when older buildings undergo extensive renovations.