Colorado Asbestos Inspection Services

Our team has provided certified asbestos inspection services in Colorado since 1993.

Are you undertaking projects that may disturb materials suspected to contain asbestos, regardless of the building's age? Boulder Environmental Inc. is certified to conduct comprehensive asbestos inspections throughout Colorado. Receive timely and cost-effective inspection reports tailored to your project timeline, ensuring the safety and compliance of your renovations or repairs.

When Should an Asbestos Inspection Be Conducted?

Any project that will disturb more than the trigger levels of building materials suspected to be asbestos containing per the EPA, regardless of the age of the building. Regulations require the inspection be performed by an EPA and state of Colorado certified building inspector.


Trigger levels

Residential Asbestos Trigger Levels:

32 Square Feet/50 Linear Feet/55 Gallon Drum

Non-Residential Asbestos Trigger Levels:

160 Square Feet/260 Linear Feet/55 Gallon Drum

A state certified building inspector must evaluate a building in which building materials in excess of trigger levels will be disturbed, regardless of the date of building construction.

We are happy to discuss your project over the phone, explain the inspection process, sampling requirements, and answer any questions you may have.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is distinguished from other minerals by the fact that its crystals form long, thin fibers. Asbestos fibers are incredibly strong and have attributes that make them resistant to chemical damage, heat, and insulate against electricity as well as adding durability and binding capabilities. Asbestos was added to thermal and acoustic insulation, fireproofing, roofing products, flooring, and for decorative purposes, aka...the lovely popcorn ceilings and wall texture. Asbestos can be found the world over, and believe it or not, is still actively mined in several countries. And even more surprising is the fact that Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) is still being imported and used in the United States today! The only way to determine whether a material contains asbestos is to test for it.

What Are Common Asbestos Containing Products?

The list is long and the one provided here is not all inclusive. However, it will give you a good starting point: Sprayed and troweled wall and ceiling coating, spackling compounds, drywall / joint compound systems, textured paint, cement sheet rock, cement wall board, cement siding, mill board, putty, caulk, mastic, vinyl tile, asphalt tile, vinyl sheet flooring, floor backing, plaster (acoustical or decorative), ceiling tile, insulation (blown-in or thermal sprayed on), taping compounds, piping insulation, pipe gaskets, valve packing, ductwork taping, electrical cloth, thermal paper products, HVAC gaskets, HVAC piping insulation, roofing felts, roofing flashing, and roofing shingles.

Contrary to popular myth, these asbestos containing materials may be in your home or building regardless of its age. Help reduce your asbestos exposure and call Summit Asbestos Testing today. The only way to know if a material
contains asbestos is to test!

Helpful Asbestos Regulatory Links:

CDPHE's Asbestos Renovation and Demolition

CDPHE's Asbestos General Information

CDPHE's Regulation 8, Part B-Asbestos

CDPHE's Demolition notification application

Ready to Ensure Your Home's Safety?

Our experienced team is here to assist you in identifying and managing hazards. Reach out to us for a thorough inspection and tailored solutions. Your safety is our priority.