We charge a flat fee for our inspection and report.
Pricing 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. We primarily service the City, but we will travel one hour in all directions.
There are additional fees for the sampling needed for your project.
Cleanup guidelines for professionals are given with each status or survey report. It is not possible for us to give complete cleanup directions for untrained workers/owners as there are a lot of laws and worker safety training involved with cleaning up these contaminants. The directions given are directed at professionals to identify the problem areas.
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 wanted. Not the answer we want to give you.
The science of indoor air quality testing requires this answer. Here’s why: 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.
Find All the Leaks
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. To really find your leak try this company: American Leak Detection.
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. Always ask to see licenses, insurance and an agreement with a complete scope of work with completion time.
If you choose another company, consider asking your Environmental Consultant about if he/she has the following:
Credentials from a national organizations or better yet, a government agency.
|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 has the person standing in your living room performed?||How Many Inspections has the person standing in your living room performed?||How Many Inspections has the person standing in your living room performed?|
|Does this company paid for leads?*||Does this company paid for leads?*||Does this company 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 financial interest.