Asbestos Testing Commercial Flooring

Many types of flooring may contain asbestos, including vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet flooring, linoleum flooring, and laminate flooring. In general, the greater exposure to asbestos—a mineral fiber that naturally occurs in rock and soil—the greater the chance of experiencing harmful health effects like lung damage, respiratory infections, and cancer. A telltale sign it’s time to have your workplace tested for asbestos:  when flooring materials begin to break down or show wear.

Wear and tear on flooring materials and the need for renovations often go hand-in-hand; employers want to go out with the old and in with the new. That was the case for a local area’s city hall building. A trusted leader in the commercial floor covering industry was tasked with renovating the building, but they needed reassurance that asbestos-containing materials were not present before starting the work. In order to safely proceed with the building’s renovation and the installation of a new carpet, the company requested G2’s asbestos testing services

During asbestos testing services, a G2 technician arrives onsite to collect samples, sends the samples to an accredited laboratory for interpretation, analyzes the findings, and produces an in-depth report with strategic recommendations and action items. 

Whether asbestos is discovered in flooring materials or elsewhere, G2’s report will provide ways to adhere to safety regulations outlined by The National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant, The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Doing so helps ensure your employees avoid dangerous exposures and remain healthy. 

Learn in the case study about how G2 assessed the city hall building for asbestos, and what recommendations ensured their client in the commercial floor covering industry could finish the renovation project safely.