The Importance of Lead-Based Testing and Removal
If your home was built before 1978 and you have never done so before, it is your obligation to conduct a thorough lead testing as soon as possible.
National Environmental Specialists (NES)
A local company with a national footprint. Our specialists are trained and certified to provide comprehensive environmental consulting solutions related to mold, asbestos, lead paint, bacteria, water damage, fire damage and demolition projects. We work with homeowners, business owners, insurance carriers, governmental agencies, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, property managers, and contractors on jobs of all sizes and complexities.
With decades of industry experience in environmental consulting, restoration, and construction, NES has the knowledge to conduct the environmental assessment and scope development for any project or indoor air quality issue. Our firm utilizes state-of-the-art technology and equipment to perform inspections for indoor air quality concerns and are committed to the overall health of your environment. It is our goal to provide comprehensive environmental consulting solutions in order to safely guide the project workflow while protecting the integrity of the property.
Mold is classified within the fungi kingdom and has been on our planet for millions of years. Fungi or Molds are microscopic pathogenic organisms that grow inside moist humid environmental conditions.These microscopic organisms reproduce and their spores become airborne. The air indoors and outdoors can carry mold spores causing the affected area to expand and to be inhaled which could lead to serious health complications.
Indoor Air Quality Assessments
Pre- and Post-Remediation Verifications
Mold Species Identification
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring substance made up of tiny fibers too small to be seen without powerful magnifiers. Because of its superior resistance to corrosion and heat, asbestos has been used for many years in the production of building materials such as floor tiles, vinyl, pipe insulation, wall texture, and much more.
Asbestos Building Inspections
Air Monitoring and Clearance
Asbestos Abatement Bid Procurement
Lead is a natural chemical element or metal. It is also a pollutant that is regulated by many laws enforced by the EPA. Lead can be found in air, water, dirt, dust, paint, fossil fuels, building components such as ceramics, pipes and plumbing materials, toys, cosmetics and many other things. Our testing is primarily conducted on potential lead-based paint and building components within homes and commercial dwellings.
Lead Building Inspections
Immediate Lead Inspection Results
XRF Technology Equipment
Fire damage occurs in hundreds of thousands of building types each year in the US. FEMA reported 1,345,500 fires in 2015 alone. All building structure types can be directly or indirectly impacted by fire due to soot and ash. NES responds to recovery needs following all types of fires. Wildfires are burning across the US continuously. Your air quality and health may be at risk. Smoke and soot are made up of hazardous particulate matter that can be inhaled into your lungs and bloodstream. Whether your home or building was the direct source of the fire or simply a victim of the fall-out, NES can identify soot particles too small to be seen by the naked eye. Our team of certified specialists is assisted by advanced technological equipment and accredited laboratories to bring a complete assessment of the test area
Smoke and Soot Migration and Mapping
Combustion By-Product Sampling
Electronics and Equipment Inspection
Sewage is wastewater produced by communities from domestic wastewater, industrial wastewater, and rain water. This wastewater contains fecal bacteria and is also referred to as black water. If black water comes in contact with any building surfaces, testing must occur to identify the presence of harmful contaminants and/or eliminate the presumption of risk. The most commonly tested fecal bacteria indicators are total coliforms, fecal coliforms, Escherichia coli, fecal streptococci, and enterococci. Fecal bacteria can carry disease-causing pathogenic organisms such as Ecoli, Salmonella, and Shigella commonly found in sewage contamination.
ATP and Rapid Microbial Testing
Sewage Post-Remediation Verification
Most building materials absorb moisture and will retain it until it either evaporates or is remediated. Gravity, velocity, and pressure determine the movement of moisture throughout affected building materials. The capillary action or the ability of the moisture to migrate against the force of gravity is evaluated. The movement of air, suction, and the locations potential to accommodate evaporation are important considerations in the drying process.
Water Intrusion Investigations
Moisture Migration and Mapping
From the essential preliminary steps to the fully executed project, NES offers a wide range of expertise in damage assessment/scope development, estimating/bid procurement, remediation and reconstruction oversight/consultation. We are happy to help with any phase of the project. While some projects only require initial environmental consulting, many of our clients utilize our expertise in complete project management to control costs, project timelines, and quality of work.
Scope Development - Building Damage Assessment
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene defines Industrial Hygiene as the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities. Health and safety hazards cover a wide range of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic stressors. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) establishes and enforces workplace safety standards and guidelines within the US Department of Labor.
Worker Air Monitoring for OSHA Compliance
Health and Wellness Program Assistance