WHERE DO WE PROVIDE ASBESTOS TESTING AND ENGINEERING?
Recon Response is a Florida-based engineering and asbestos testing company. We perform engineering inspections, asbestos surveys, and drone inspections out of St. Petersburg and circle Tampa Bay.
After a windstorm or busy hurricane season, we serve Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Manatee County, and Pasco County on a daily basis. We also perform engineering inspections for waterproofing, construction defects, and also asbestos surveys.
Besides St. Petersburg and Tampa, we visit Orlando, Palm Beach, and Miami about once a week. Andrew Schrader is licensed as a commercial airplane pilot. That means we can be anywhere in the State of Florida on short notice.
Still not sure? Learn more about us or feel free to reach out with specific questions!
ASBESTOS TESTING IN PINELLAS COUNTY AND FLORIDA
If you live in Pinellas County, you need an asbestos survey when you file for permit on almost any renovation or repair work for townhomes and condominiums. Learn more about what the county expects by visiting their Air Quality webpage.
Even if you don’t live in Pinellas, every year more Florida counties are adopting the following requirements:
- If you’re performing renovation work, you need an asbestos survey performed by a Florida asbestos consultant.
- Renovation work means disturbing a building material. If you’re cutting interior drywall or repairing exterior stucco, or even tearing off a roof, that’s a renovation.
- Remember, even if you have a water leak and it’s “emergency” work, an asbestos test is still required!
So check before you file for permit, because the fines can be expensive. This is why condominiums, townhomes and commercial buildings all need asbestos testing now more than ever before.
INSURANCE CLAIMS AND ENGINEER DRONE INSPECTIONS
If you file an insurance claim for wind damage, the insurance company may send out an engineer or inspector to look at your condominium or commercial building. They’re trying to determine if the roof or walls were damaged BEFORE the storm.
If they determine that your building was damaged prior to the storm, they may not pay your claim. (It’s similar to pre-existing conditions on medical insurance.)
If your home is worth more than $1 million or if you own a townhome, condominiums or commercial office building, get an engineering drone inspection once a year BEFORE hurricane season. It’s also good practice to inspect anytime after local wind speeds have blown more than 50-60 mph, walls and roofs start to sustain damage at that point.
That way, when the insurance company wants the information you’ve got it all ready for them. We recommend you do this sooner rather than later, because windstorm premiums are only going up.
Feel free to email us anytime. We’re nerds and we love to talk about asbestos testing, drones or engineering inspections all the time.