Renovation and Demolition Projects
Renovation is altering a structure or component in any way other than demolition. Structures include houses, garages, mobile homes, commercial buildings, bridges, pole-buildings, canopies, lean-tos, foundations, etc. Examples of renovation activities include but are not limited to:
- remodeling a residence or other building, inside or out
- replacing, repairing, or disturbing floors walls, ceilings, siding, roofing, heating, plumbing, or electrical systems
- small scale remodeling projects (e.g., carpet removal, window replacement, new furnace installation)
- altering a structure or component (e.g., wall, pipe, equipment, etc.) in any way, other than demolition
Demolition is the wrecking, leveling or dismantling of a structure, thereby making it permanently uninhabitable or unusable in part or in whole. Demolition activities include:
- wrecking or taking out any load-supporting structural member
- using a structure for structural fire training
- moving a structure to a different location
Spokane Clean Air’s asbestos regulations can be divided into two categories listed below. The distinction provides resident homeowners relief from the more complex survey, notification, and fee requirements that apply to all other projects.
- Owner-occupied, single family residence with owner-occupant doing the renovation
- All other projects - renovation or demolition work being done directly or indirectly by contractors, landlords, property owners, agents, etc.