We charge a flat fee for our inspection and report. There are additional fees for the sampling needed for your project.
Cleanup directions (regardless of the environmental contaminant) are given with each status or survey report. Again, this is a flat fee. This fee is based on the complexity of your project and the location. If there are multiple tenants, multiple owners, and multiple attorneys, it is more expensive that one homeowner. If your project is in the City our travel time is much less than if we are crossing bridges.
Lab testing for contaminants is charged per sample.
“How many samples are you going to take?” “That depends on the inspection and what we find.” Not the answer you want or that we want to give you. But here’s the thing: a warehouse in Hunter’s Point that had a water truck run into it is going to have different problems than residences that were flooded from a City sewage event. During your site inspection, and before any testing is done, we always tell you where we think testing should be done, what kind of testing and ask your permission before any testing. We don’t “test to death” and we have a purpose for each test done. We welcome your questions.
If you have a general contractor figure out your puzzle of where’s the leak, most contractors don’t have the proper equipment to do environmental testing, or the experience and training necessary. Contractors usually have a financial stake in finding environmental problems. Contractors do not understand the liabilities of tearing into properties built before the 1980s; specifically contamination with asbestos and lead; as well as a toxic mold if the containment and engineering controls aren’t constructed and maintained correctly.
If you have a remediation contractor figure out your puzzle contractors usually have a financial stake in finding environmental problems. Some remediation contractors are very honest. Some remediation contractors have training and equipment; others, well, not so much.
Ask your Environmental Consultant about if he/she has the following:
Credentials from a national organizationCAC or SST – CAC is betterLRCIA or RRP
|Credentials from a national organization||CAC or SST – CAC is better||LRCIA or RRP|
|Owner or employee?||Owner or employee?||Owner or employee?|
|How Many Inspections?||How Many Inspections?||How Many Inspections?|
|Paid for Leads?*||Paid for Lead?*||Paid for Leads?*|
- Is your consultant being paid by a remediation company for a lead to your project? If so, there could be a conflict of your best interest.