Environmental Testing Portland, OR
If you’re planning a renovation or demolition project in a Portland Metro area home or commercial property, an asbestos inspection early in the process can save you thousands of dollars in costly delays. EnviroTest can conduct a survey of your building – sampling flooring, walls, siding, ceilings, roofing, thermal insulation, and other materials likely to contain asbestos.
Our asbestos survey and reporting services:
- Require as little as 30 minutes to take samples of suspected asbestos containing materials.
- Include contracted lab testing and analysis. Full survey reports for submission to DEQ, L&I, and Metro are included.
- Are lightning fast! Rush jobs and same-day service available.
Remember: In order to dispose of construction and remodeling debris at one of their transfer stations, Metro requires proof that the debris contains no more than 1% asbestos by weight. Commercial waste haulers and landfills will also require laboratory documentation of the contents of the load.
When it comes to air quality, our field of expertise includes:
Non-invasive / non-destructive visual inspections for mold and conditions that cause it. Testing determines whether mold is problematic indoors and affecting the air quality for building occupants.
Thermal imaging provides the ability to examine roofs, floors and walls for moisture intrusion, energy loss and electrical problems faster. While infrared does not specifically detect mold, it does provide inspectors with the advantage of quickly and accurately identifying conditions where mold typically grows.
VOC testing is performed in your home or business to ascertain whether harmful chemicals are present that may cause unfavorable health conditions for occupants.
A post-remediation verification survey (clearance test) includes a visual inspection and moisture assessment of construction materials, along with air quality testing inside the work area to confirm moisture abatement.
EnviroTest provides fast, accurate, and reliable asbestos survey and lead paint testing services. We have nearly 40 years of experience and are the trusted inspection service for some of the biggest construction companies in the area. All contractors, large and small, value the fact that we carry Errors and Omissions Insurance along with Pollution Insurance.
Above all, we value honesty, integrity, and are committed to your satisfaction. We’re always here to help and welcome any questions you might have about your project and our services!
1. Are you an asbestos testing lab?
No. At EnviroTest, we are a stand-alone asbestos inspection service for building owners, construction firms, and homeowners. This means that we survey the site for Asbestos Containing Material including collecting samples of materials that may contain asbestos and provide surveys and reports based on the tests from our trusted laboratory partners. If you already have an asbestos sample and laboratory analysis is your only need, please refer to this list of labs from State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ): https://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/asbestos/docs/F-LABS.pdf
2. How long does asbestos testing take?
Generally speaking, inspecting your property and collecting samples of materials that may contain asbestos will take about an hour. If your sample is delivered to the lab by 1PM, we can generally get the results that very same day.
3. Do you only test for asbestos?
Yes, we are a stand alone asbestos survey company. We are not affiliated with any labs or asbestos abatement contractors, so there is never concerns when it comes to conflict of interest.
4. Can you come out today to test for asbestos?
We welcome rush jobs and will do everything we can to get out to your property as quickly as possible.
5. Is asbestos dangerous?
The biggest misconception about asbestos is that it’s always dangerous. This just isn’t true. As long as asbestos is left alone, it’s generally harmless. It’s when asbestos is disturbed and becomes friable (can be powdered by hand) that it can be inhaled and cause health problems.
6. Do you work with contractors or homeowners?
Both! At EnviroTest, we’re happy to provide testing services to building owners, construction companies, remodeling contractors, and homeowners. While most clients are in the construction industry, homeowners often feel empowered knowing where asbestos and other potentially hazardous materials are located.
EnviroTest can help by inspecting and providing certification that your construction debris contains 1% or less asbestos by weight. If it contains more than 1% asbestos, we can help you find a reputable abatement contractor.