Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation

Urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) was widely used in the early 1900s in many residential and commercial buildings as a primary insulating material in walls and ceiling spaces. It was later determined that this type of foam insulation emits toxic formaldehyde fumes that can lead to serious respiratory problems. As a result, many homes and commercial buildings had the foam removed by qualified contractors. Unfortunately, however, many buildings still contain UFFI material. Despite the fact that real estate agreements now include a UFFI disclosure clause, many owners are unaware that their buildings may contain this harmful product. The identification of UFFI can eliminate potential health and safety issues for residents and on-site contractors, and mitigate potential liabilities for owners and architects. REC can arrange for an independent consultant to identify any possible hazardous materials and other potential environmental concerns in residential, commercial and industrial properties. Each assessment includes the sampling of all suspected hazardous materials, detailed laboratory analysis and a complete report on all findings. REC will complete specifications and tender packages for any required remediation activities and perform project management services as required.