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 suspect Asbestos Containing Material including collecting samples of materials that may contain asbestos and provide 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 facility and collecting samples of materials that may contain asbestos will take about an hour. If your project requires it, we can generally get the results that very same day.
3. Is asbestos inspection all you do?
Yes, we are a stand-alone asbestos survey company. We are not directly affiliated with any labs or asbestos abatement contractors, so there are 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 facility 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 many of our clients are in the construction industry, homeowners often feel empowered knowing where asbestos is 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.