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Asbestos and Demolition

Demolition or Renovation?

Renovation Procedures for Homeowners

Strictly follow the procedures below if you are renovating your existing home, or you just purchased a home and are about to move in

1. Conduct an asbestos survey

You must hire an AHERA-certified building inspector to perform the survey. Call us to hire one of our highly trained inspectors at 425.673.9850.

2. Decide what to do if asbestos is found

a. Leave it alone. Asbestos becomes a health risk if it is disturbed or deteriorating and fibers are released into the air. It may be possible to work around the asbestos during the renovation without disturbing it.

b. Repair or encapsulate. You may re-seal or encapsulate the asbestos in its location and without notifying our agency if it is not disturbed. Please call us if you need information on how to avoid disturb asbestos at 425.673.9850.

c. Remove it. Although it’s not recommended because the health risk, you may remove the asbestos yourself if you live in and own your single-family house and new homeowners may remove asbestos prior to occupying their house. Please call us if you need information about how to remove asbestos by yourself at 425.673.9850.

If you are renovating your rental property or condominium, or are a renter, you must hire a certified asbestos abatement contractor to remove the asbestos. Please call us at 425.673.9850 if you need assistance to find an asbestos abatement contractor.

3. If you decide to remove the asbestos yourself, here‘s what you have to do

File Notification with Puget Sound Clean Air. The filing is required only if you are removing more than 10 linear feet of pipe or 48 square feet of surface area of friable asbestos. No notification is needed if you’re removing non-friable asbestos containing material, or it’s less than 10 linear feet of pipe or 48 square feet of surface area , even if it’s friable asbestos material. Removing friable asbestos containing material of less than 10 linear feet of pipe or 48 square feet of surface area is allowed only once per calendar year.

When you are removing friable asbestos containing material of more than 10 linear feet of pipe or 48 square feet of surface area as a homeowner, you need to file Single-Family Residence Notification.

Properly remove asbestos following Regulation III, Section 4.05 (b), and following guidelines for different friable material.

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Although no notification is needed for non-friable asbestos-containing material, you must remove it by following the Method of Removal for Non-friable, Asbestos-Containing Material as noted in Regulation III, Section 4.05 (c)

Take both friable and non-friable asbestos-containing waste to an Asbestos Disposal Waste Facility authorized to receive the waste.

Remember that friable asbestos-containing material must be disposed within 10 days you remove it, and you must complete and bring an Asbestos Waste Material Shipment Record to the disposal site.

Demolition Procedures for Homeowners

1. Conduct an asbestos survey

Unlike a renovation project, surveys must be conducted by an AHERA-certified building inspector when your property is demolished. Call 425.673.9850 to hire an AHERA-certified building inspector from Seattle Asbestos Test.

You must share the survey results with your demolition contractor and anyone else who may come in contact with the material, and keep a copy of the survey on site.

2. File an Asbestos/Demolition Notification.

An Asbestos/Demolition Notification and pay a filing fee to Puget Sound Clean Air Agency before any asbestos removal or demolition begins. This applies to all structures, including mobile homes with greater than 120 square feet of roof area. Make a copy of the Notice you submit and keep it available for inspection.

3. Properly remove all asbestos

Remove all friable asbestos-containing material prior to demolition. Non-friable asbestos-containing material may be left in place during the demolition, provided it remains non-friable, but must be promptly transferred to a disposal container with a sign identifying the material as “non-friable asbestos waste?

It’s strongly recommended you employ a certified asbestos abatement contractor to remove any asbestos. The work is difficult, time-consuming, and dangerous to you and your family’s health if procedures and regulations are not strictly followed. These experts have specialized equipment and training and employ techniques to control asbestos fibers not available to homeowners. In addition, asbestos removal work is physically demanding, requiring a respirator, non-breathable coveralls, rubber gloves and boots, working in high humidity and on wet, slippery surfaces.

Please call us at 425.673.9850 if you need information about finding a state certified asbestos abatement contractor.

If you decide to remove friable asbestos-containing material yourself, you must follow Regulation III, Section 4.05 (b) "Friable Asbestos Removal Work Practices" and 4.07 "Disposal of Asbestos-Containing Waste Material"

Properly remove asbestos following Regulation III, Section 4.05 (b), and following guidelines for different friable material.

How to Properly Remove Spray-on "Popcorn" Ceilings From Owner-Occupied, Single-Family Residences Only

How to Properly Remove Sheet Vinyl Flooring with Asbestos Backing From Owner-Occupied, Single-Family Residences Only

How to Properly Remove Cement Asbestos-Board Siding From Owner-Occupied, Single-Family Residences Only

Although no notification is needed for non-friable asbestos-containing material, you must remove it by following the Method of Removal for Non-friable, Asbestos-Containing Material as noted in Regulation III, Section 4.05 (c)

4. Properly dispose of the asbestos

Take both friable and non-friable asbestos-containing waste to an Asbestos Disposal Waste Facility authorized to receive the waste.

5. Demolish the structure

After you have properly removed and disposed all asbestos-containing material found, and it’s been 10 days after you file the Asbestos/Demolition Notification, you can now demolish your property.

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