Building Testing

When you need testing for asbestos, mold, indoor air quality, lead paint, radon, Chinese drywall, or any other parameters, we can do it practically and efficiently. We also prepare and oversee abatement and remediation plans (protocols), as well as perform clearance testing.  ESC has been providing these services since 1988.  We are here to serve you on time, professionally, and accurately!

”Mold,

ESC has been completing mold and indoor air quality projects since 1989.  We have assessed and prepared Remediation Protocols (cleanup plans) for hundreds of buildings.   Our licensed Mold Assessors and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) design the project to meet your needs.  Our work is court defensible and has been proven in legal proceedings for our clients.

The Following are a few of our project types:

Water Intrusion Investigations with Moisture Meter & Infrared Camera

Pre–remediation Investigations & Testing for Moisture, Mold, & Bacteria (for Sewage Losses)

Remediation Protocol, Pre–bid Meetings, Review of Remediation Proposals, & Oversight of Remediation

Post–remediation Testing (Clearance)

Indoor Air Quality Investigations for Chemicals, Particulates, & Micro–organisms

Asbestos

We have been providing professional asbestos consulting services since 1988.  We are a Florida-licensed Asbestos Consulting Business with a Florida Licensed Asbestos Consultant (LAC) and accredited Asbestos Inspectors and Project Monitors on staff.  ESC has completed hundreds of asbestos projects professionally and rapidly.  The firm is well known by regulatory agencies, contractors, and clients for its first class rapid services.

Some of the types of projects follow:

Asbestos Surveys (required before Renovations & Demolitions of Many Buildings)

Asbestos Abatement Designs

Asbestos Abatement Pre-bid Meetings & Bid Reviews

Asbestos Air Testing – Baseline, during Abatement, and after Abatement (Clearance)

Lead Based Paint

ESC has been completing Lead Based Paint Surveys for over twenty years.  Lead Based Paint Inspectors and a Risk Assessor certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are on staff.  ESC designs the project based on your needs and the size of your job.  ESC’s lead based paint services include:

X-Ray Fluorescent (XRF) Meter for on-site Lead Based Paint Testing

Lead Based Paint Chip Samples with Laboratory Analysis for Smaller Jobs

Lead Based Paint Abatement Guidelines

Lead Based Paint Post-abatement Testing (Clearance)

Radon

Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is emitted by geological formations and can enter buildings through cracks and crevices.  It can cause lung cancer after 20 years or more of exposure.  Many residential and commercial building owners want to find out if the levels exceed the action level of 4 pico-Curies per liter (pCi/l) established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  ESC has Florida Certified Radon Measurement Technicians who complete the testing professionally under the direction of a Florida Certified Radon Measurement Specialist in compliance with the regulatory requirements.  Concise reports are prepared for you, the client,  to easily understand.  You will have peace of mind when we complete your radon testing.

Chinese Drywall

Chinese drywall was installed in thousands of buildings during the building boom after Hurricane Katrina, when there was a shortage of drywall.  The reduced sulfur compounds produced a disgusting “fireworks” odor and corroded copper piping and wiring in the buildings.  Many occupants reported health problems from the exposure and could not sell the buildings.  Lawsuits resulted and settlements funded cleanups.  Clients have come to depend on ESC to:

  • Sample drywall & complete laboratory analysis
  • Inspect on site to determine indicator criteria
  • Test on-site for Strontium with an X-Ray Fluorescent (XRF) Meter
  • Test Air for the Sulfur Compounds before, during, & after Remediation
  • Design & Inspect Remediation Projects
  • Test New Drywall before it is Installed