Environmental Testing and Consultation
Environmental consultants work with everyone, from residents to contractors and even with schools. There are many circumstances in which someone requires an environmental consultant. At Advantage Environmental Inc, our goal is to protect the public of Vancouver and Portland.
Environmental consulting might seem like a service that only large businesses and corporations need, but home consultations are a big part of our business. Homeowners should be aware and on the lookout for mold, lead, and asbestos insulation. These are just a few of the common things that we test for in residential and commercial properties. When people are considering remodeling, especially in older homes, testing for lead and asbestos is necessary. These materials were widely used in manufacturing until the significant health concerns were brought to light. Now, these products are nearly banned in all construction processes. But millions of homes during that time were built with and still contain those harmful products. Before starting any home renovation projects, give us a call, and we can help you navigate the ever-changing regulations. Another reason homeowners should get in contact with an environmental consultant is if the residents of the property begin to develop allergy-like symptoms. Increased coughing, sneezing, and other sinus issues can be a sign of mold growth.
We do a lot of our work in partnership with contractors and other people in the commercial industry. Construction crews that are demolishing old buildings and homes need to consult with an environmental specialist before starting any work. When these structures are broken down and destroyed, dust is an inevitable byproduct. If the walls, floors, or other areas were constructed with asbestos or lead, those particles are now floating through the air, covering every surface. If the construction crew breathes these in, there can be detrimental side effects. Our environmental consultants run a series of tests and perform thorough inspections to advise contractors on how to proceed based on the current state of things. This can include the severity of mold growth, if it is safe to clean and treat the area or if everything needs to be replaced. Old buildings that contain asbestos or lead but are considered safe need to be inspected and maintained. If a specialist performs an inspection and decides that a harmful material is no longer safely contained, the contractors can then proceed accordingly to remove and clean the affected area safely.
The team at Advantage Environmental Inc works closely with schools to ensure the safety of the younger generation. Many historic schools were constructed when asbestos and lead were popular building materials. Our environmental consultants survey and perform three-year ongoing inspections. There is a lot of plumbing that goes into a school, and therefore, the possibility of mold growth is higher. Our technicians can perform onsite air quality tests to determine the presence of mold spores and other harmful particulate matter in the air.
As our main goal is to keep the public safe, we offer health quality surveys to schools in addition to 3-year ongoing inspections. Because we are environmental consultants, many contractors work with us before any remodels, renovations, or demolitions to ensure everything is safe before construction begins. Advantage Environmental Inc has the appropriate certifications, accreditations, and specialists needed to perform any testing that you may need.
Regardless if you are a homeowner, contractor, business owner, or manage a school, Advantage Environmental Inc is here to help you. Protecting the citizens of Vancouver and Portland from potentially hazardous elements. We are a dedicated team that has all of the necessary certifications and accreditations.
AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) Accredited Inspectors
AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association Accreditation/Testing Program)
OHA (Oregon Health Authority) Certified for lead inspections and risk assessment
NIOSH 582 (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) PCM Analyzation
ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygiene) Mold Inspectors
When you need testing done on your property, call Advantage Environmental Inc!