Asbestos inspectors performing an asbestos inspection.


A pipe being tested for asbestos in the basement of a home.

What is Asbestos Sampling?

  • Before you impact any building materials you should sample for asbestos containing material.
  • If you already interrupted potential asbestos, stop work and vacate the area, we can test immediately to find out if it was asbestos.
  • We can sample asbestos by the bulk material , surface, or air.
  • Asbestos testing is regulated by NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Labor Industrial Code Rule 56, OSHA and the EPA.
  • City, town or village code enforcement will require asbestos testing prior to demolition or renovation.
Asbestos inspector demonstrating how to test for asbestos.

How do you test for Asbestos?

  • Our certified inspector will use a clean sampling tool appropriate for each kind of material.
  • We will adequately wet and collect the appropriate volume of material to be tested.
  • The asbestos sample will be placed in an airtight container and labeled.
  • Our certified inspector will record the asbestos testing location, asbestos sample description, date, and time to a chain of custody.
Asbestos paint chipping of the window of an older home.

What is the average cost of Asbestos Testing in Syracuse, NY?

  • An initial asbestos inspection in Syracuse, NY will cost between $150.00 to $400.00.
  • You can expect to pay between $250.00 to $750.00 for asbestos testing and lab analysis by a professional asbestos testing company in Syracuse, NY.
  • Laboratory analysis per sample in Syracuse, NY averages between $20.00 to $90.00 depending upon the substrate.
  • For a full asbestos survey of an average residential home in Syracuse, NY you can expect to pay on average $1,500.00 to $3,000.00.
  • For a full asbestos of an average commercial building in Syracuse, NY you can expect to pay on average $2,000.00 to $4,000.00.
An asbestos insulated pipe in a commercial building.

Key components of a professional Asbestos Test in Syracuse, NY

  • Be prepared, know what you are going to impact now and at any point in the near future, this way we can perform asbestos testing throughout the building during one visit.
  • Have the area to be tested for asbestos clear and accessible for our certified asbestos inspector.
  • Make our certified asbestos inspector aware of any unique or hidden features of the building that might not be typical so we can investigate further.
  • Consider how fast your want your professional asbestos test results. Standard asbestos test results are usually within five (5) business days. We can expedite your test results to as fast as (12-24) hours for an additional cost.

Comprehensive Information Regarding an Asbestos Survey in Syracuse, NY

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was used in building materials and in vehicle products before its dangerous health risks were discovered. These heat resistant fibers cannot be seen by the naked eye, which puts workers and individuals at great risk. Asbestos may still be found in many different building materials and products. The only way todefinitively know is to have samples of the material analyzed. Asbestos can be found in roofing and siding shingles, duct insulation, ceiling tiles and more!

Health Risks & Hazards:

If asbestos is breathed in it can become trapped in the lungs, and lead to serious health problems including:
  • Asbestosis, an inflammatory condition of lungs that can cause shortness of breath, coughing, and eventually scarring of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe.
  • Mesothelioma, a rare cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, chest cavity, or abdomen.
  • Lung cancer. Other lung problems, including pleural plaques (changes in the membranes surrounding the lungs), thickening of the membranes that surround the lungs, and pleural effusions (abnormal collections of fluid between the lungs and the inside wall of the chest.

Asbestos Testing Laboratory in Syracuse, NY–NYS DOH ELAP Certified

  • Asbestos Air Sampling–Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) –NIOSH Method 7400, Interim Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Analytical Methods
  • Asbestos Bulk Sampling–Polarized-Light Microscope (PLM) –NYS DOH ELAP 198.1, NOB ELAP 198.6, NOB ELAP 198.4
  • Asbestos Dust Wipe Sampling–ASTM D 5755/6480 Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Analytical Methods
  • Asbestos Vermiculite Sampling–PLM for Sprayed-On Fireproofing Containing Vermiculite (SOF-V), NYS DOH ELAP 198.8, RJ Lee Group’s Method 055, Vermiculite Interim Guidance Document
  • Asbestos Testing-NYS DOH ELAP Certified

Types of Asbestos Surveys We Perform:

  • Asbestos Pre-Demolition Survey
  • Asbestos Pre-Renovation Survey
  • Asbestos Inspections
  • Asbestos Project Design & Asbestos Variances

Asbestos Survey Syracuse NY

(Pre-Demolition & Renovation) Asbestos surveys is SECG’s expertise and experience in the asbestos field for over two decades. We have performed hundreds ofDemolition Surveys and Renovation Surveys. Our detailed approach to asbestos sampling and asbestos testing creates a successful approach for the building owner and design of a potential asbestos abatement project. Our NYS ELAP certified Asbestos Lab certifies all sampling taking to local, state and federal regulations. Our certified Asbestos Inspectors take the time to understand your project and budget to help create a detailed asbestos survey that works for you, our client.

Asbestos Inspection Syracuse NY

SECG provides visual inspections and building surveys in according with strict professional standards. Licensed inspectors are trained to identify suspect Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) that may be present in your building or plant. Inspections and surveys are performed covering industrial facilities, commercial buildings, and residential properties. They provide a visual inspection, thorough assessments of the area in questions, and provide advice on handling any suspected ACM detected. Building surveys involve representative samples of building components and laboratory analysis of all suspect materials. Survey results are detailed in a formal report that includes a written assessment and the results of all analyses performed.

Asbestos Project Design Syracuse NY

Already have a project under way? Let our expert and certified Asbestos Project Designer’s create site specific variances and design an asbestos abatement work plan. Preparation of comprehensive plans provides the contractor with guidelines for abatement/remediation of hazardous material(s) that comply with all Federal, State and Local rules and regulations. SECG also performs asbestos submittal reviews and abatement contract reviews for our consulting clients. We will work directly with insurance adjusters on asbestos abatement claim management and asbestos job scope audits. If your project involves you have found the ultimate resource for all of your asbestos needs.

Building Materials Known To Contain Asbestos

  • Drywall
  • Joint Compound
  • Plaster
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Floor Tiles
  • Roofing
  • Caulking
  • Linoleum
  • Siding
  • Glue Adhesive
  • Flashing
  • Insulation
  • Gaskets
  • Doors
  • Wire Insulation
  • Grout
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