This page is provided to answer many of the common questions surrounding environmental services and testing.
Located in Anoka, Minnesota, and Chesterton, Indiana, we service homeowners and businesses in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area, greater Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the Chicago area.
Do you serve the private sector?
Yes, we work with homeowners and contractors.
What do the reports contain?
Results, Findings, Remediation Protocol.
Do you test for asbestos?
Do you perform Hazardous Material Survey?
Yes, it includes asbestos and other hazardous material identification (i.e. chemicals, mercury switches, etc). Also, Lead testing of any peeling paint surfaces.
Do you do any remediation work?
We can help you find a remediator.
Do you provide septic and well certification?
Yes, we provide septic compliance inspections.
A compliance inspection is a septic system evaluation and must be completed by a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency licensed inspector. After the inspection, the septic inspector will either issue a Certificate of Compliance or a Notice of Noncompliance.
My house has a musty smell, what do you suggest?
After you evaluate your home for the source of the smell (i.e. clean home, use of dehumidifier) and your issue continues, we would suggest a mold inspection.
What is a mold inspection?
For a typical home we visually inspect the home, sample the air on each floor and an outdoor reference sample. Tape lifts can be taken of any signs of staining or mold growth. Non-intrusive wall cavity samples can be taken. We can take moisture readings of walls or floors. This includes approximately eight samples; additional samples may incur additional fees. A report will be issued with the findings, lab results and recommendations for remediation.
What is a mold clearance?
Typically after remediation is completed, we will only take air samples. Air samples will determine if the remediation was successful. We do not do any other testing or inspections at that time. A report will be issued with the lab results.
How do I know if I have radon?
You cannot smell, see or sense radon gas, only testing will tell you. We provide radon testing measurement, which determines the level of radon gas in your home.