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Meet Mario Ramirez, a licensed asbestos contractor with over 20 years of experience in both the environmental construction and real estate industries. Mario shares his insights on how asbestos can affect deals in these sectors, emphasizing the importance of smooth, timely, and perfect planning.

The Impact of Asbestos in Deals

Asbestos, a fibrous mineral, can cause significant delays in construction and real estate deals, not due to poor planning but due to its hazardous nature. Mario explains the stakeholders affected by asbestos, including buyers, sellers, building officials, and renters, highlighting the critical role of asbestos surveys in deal-making.

Stakeholders and Asbestos

Identifying stakeholders such as building managers, space renters, and permitting officials, Mario underlines the necessity of asbestos inspections to protect everyone involved from the health hazards posed by asbestos fibers.

Asbestos Survey, Inspection, and Testing

Understanding when and why an asbestos survey is required is crucial. Mario details the scenarios needing an asbestos survey, including demolitions and renovations, and discusses the process of consultation, survey pricing, and the importance of professional testing to accurately identify asbestos presence.

Free Consultations and Quotes

Mario clarifies the difference between free consultations and asbestos testing, emphasizing that while consultations and quotes are offered freely, actual testing requires a meticulous process involving sample collection, lab analysis, and comprehensive reporting.

The Importance of Professional Asbestos Surveys

Professional surveys are essential for accurately detecting asbestos in various building materials. Mario explains the survey process, from sample collection to lab analysis, and how it helps in creating an understandable report for all stakeholders involved.

Summary and Closing Thoughts

Summarizing his discussion, Mario reiterates the importance of professional asbestos testing and the inability to detect asbestos with the naked eye. He stresses the importance of lab analysis for accurate detection and the subsequent steps for asbestos removal based on test results.


Asbestos management is a critical aspect of ensuring safety in construction and real estate. Professional consultation and testing are key to identifying and mitigating asbestos risks effectively. If you have any concerns or projects that might involve asbestos, don’t hesitate to reach out to Mario Ramirez for expert advice and services. Ensuring your property is asbestos-free is not just a regulatory compliance issue but a commitment to health and safety.

Contact Mario Ramirez for a consultation or any inquiries related to asbestos in your property. Let’s make your construction and real estate deals safe and secure for everyone involved.