As a property owner or manager, you have the responsibility of keeping your tenants safe and healthy. One way to do this is to get a designated substance survey. This type of survey helps identify hazardous materials, such as asbestos, lead-based paint, and other environmental hazards that may be present in the building. Let’s take a closer look at why it's important to get a designated substance survey.
The Purpose of a Hazardous Materials Survey
The purpose of hazardous material management services is to identify hazardous materials that may be present in the building. This includes asbestos, lead-based paint, and other environmental hazards that can cause serious health risks. The surveyor will use special tools and techniques to assess any potential hazard present in the building. These surveys are conducted by trained professionals who know how to identify and deal with hazardous materials safely.
The Benefits of Getting a Designated Substance Survey
The primary benefit of getting a designated substance survey is that it can help ensure that the property meets local health and safety regulations. In some cases, these regulations are required by law; for example, many states have laws requiring landlords to disclose any known presence of asbestos or lead-based paint in their rental properties. Additionally, these surveys can also help identify potential risks associated with certain substances, such as mold or radon gas.
Another benefit of getting a hazardous materials survey is that it can help protect against civil liability in the event that someone becomes ill due to exposure to hazardous materials on the premises. In such cases, having proof that you took steps to identify and mitigate any potential risks associated with hazardous materials can be invaluable if you ever find yourself in court defending yourself against an injury claim related to your property.
Get Peace of Mind
Finally, getting hazardous material management services can provide peace of mind knowing that your building is safe for tenants and visitors alike. Knowing that all possible risks were identified upfront will give you confidence knowing that everyone who enters your building is safe from harm due to hazardous materials on the premises.
Partner with ECOH Environmental Consulting
At ECOH Environmental Consulting, we specialize in helping property owners and managers get the designated substance surveys they need to protect their tenants and comply with local health and safety regulations. Our team of experienced professionals can take care of all aspects of a survey, from sampling materials to preparing an inspection report. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you get the substance survey you need.
Designated substance surveys are an important part of being a responsible property owner or manager. They provide assurance that local health and safety regulations are met, they protect against legal action related to injury claims caused by exposure to hazardous materials on the premises, and they provide peace of mind knowing that everyone who visits or lives in the structure will be safe from harm due to hazardous material on the premises. If you own or manage any type of property, it’s wise to consider getting a designated substance survey today!