Inspectors are used to identify all Potential Asbestos Containing Materials (PACM) and hazardous materials items existing within a structure.
Pre-Demolition hazardous materials are identified while conducting an inspection;
• Mercury in thermostats
• Hydraulic oil (PCB) found in door rams
• Lead batteries in exit signs
• Emergency lights
• and many other items.
It is the law to remove all ACM items.
Minn. State (326.70). It is for the safety and health of employees involved in the removal of the structure if these items are not properly identified the whole structure will be considered ACM/hazardous material and will create more expensive disposal fees.