Asbestos Inspections Contractor
Portland’s trusted source for inspections and repairs.
SFW Construction is the premier Asbestos Inspection Contractor for the Pacific Northwest. What sets SFW Construction apart from other contractors is our willingness to perform targeted repairs. While we still do full replacements, SFW Construction crews are experts at integrating professional repairs with existing materials saving you time and money. We are the go-to company to call when you want your house to have the best materials and finishing. From Northwest to Southwest Washington and through Portland to the Willamette Valley SFW Construction is the clear choice for your next home improvement project.
Portland Asbestos Inspections
Portland’s affordable choice for accredited asbestos inspections and surveys. There is no amount of friable asbestos that is considered safe to inhale. Chrysotile fibers are the most common form of asbestos used in building materials in the continental United States. From the late 1800’s all the way through the 1980’s and beyond asbestos-containing building materials, or ACBM, have been used in residential construction. Asbestos was a large part of the industrial revolution and at one point it was used in an enormous amount of construction related products.
Asbestos Health Effects
Permanent Lung Damage
Scarring Of The Lining Of The Lung
Collections Of Fluid Around The Lung
Way You Could Be Exposed To Asbestos
When asbestos enters a home or environment they are stable due to the fibers being resistant to chemicals. In fact, the fibers are don’t evaporate, dissolve or break down. You could be exposed to asbestos in any of the following ways:
Inhailing asbestos fibers or degraded asbestos
Being in proximity to a location containing asbestos
Being close to a building with asbestos fibers being torn down
Being close to a waste site that didn’t seal the asbestos correctly
What You Should Do if You Notice One, or Many, of These Conditions
Your first call should be to SFW Construction. We encourage homeowners to do their homework and find a reputable contractor they can trust. It is important to find a contractor that specializes in this specific field. What sets SFW apart from other contractors is our proficiency and willingness to perform high-quality repair work.
Portland Asbestos Contractor
At SFW we perform Asbestos Inspections in Portland Oregon. Our accredited inspectors can identify suspect building materials and have them analyzed at a DEQ/EPA recognized NVLAP laboratory. Before our asbestos inspectors ever became certified they spent years in the construction industry, working with and recognizing building materials and understanding their function. Because of their extensive construction background in Portland our inspectors have a complete working knowledge of building systems throughout an entire residence or structure. We won’t leave hidden materials undiscovered.
When asbestos containing materials become pulverized and breakdown during the demolition and renovation process the fibers are released from the stable matrix they have been suspended in and become friable. Friable asbestos fibers are invisible to the naked eye. Once ingested into the respiratory system they are known to cause lung disease and cancers. As a contractor, if you perform any work that causes the release of friable asbestos into the environment, or allow workers to be exposed to these fibers, you have created an unsafe work environment. To be in compliance with SB 705, before scheduling any demolition or renovation, you must obtain an asbestos survey from an accredited asbestos inspector. SFW is Portland’s trusted source for asbestos inspections and surveys, call us for any asbestos questions.