All building materials that are going to be removed due to damage or for the purposes of remodeling must be tested by a Colorado certified building Inspector for Asbestos (a known human carcinogen) as set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Indoor Environment’s Regulation 8 (It’s the law).  If Asbestos is present it must be removed by a General Abatement Contractor and certified personnel.

For more information you can contact Rapid Response of Western Colorado or the CDPHE through their website at  In most cases, testing will be required.