You wouldn’t believe this but mold is becoming a growing concern not only in semi-arid climates but all over the world. Several cases of mold-related illness have been identified in the state of Colorado in just the past year. If you are experiencing certain symptoms such as wheezing, or runny nose and eyes, you may have been exposed to a mold that you are allergic to. But not all allergies are caused by mold problems.
Molds give off toxins or poisons which some associate with many non-allergic symptoms, including fatigue, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating.
Potential signs and mitigating factors of a mold problem include:
All-Phase Environmental Consultants has qualified staff to verify the indoor air quality of your house. We will help identify the type of mold and what remediation steps should be taken to ensure a healthy lifestyle.
The EPA currently requires all SPCC Plans to be reviewed and recertified either every 5 years or whenever “there is a change in the facility design, construction, operation, or maintenance that materially affects it potential for a discharge” (whichever occurs first). All SPCC Plans are written to specifically address the current conditions and operational procedures at a facility. A change in the construction or operation of a facility may result in a facility putting itself at risk to releasing oil products to surface water bodies. In some cases, changes at a facility result in less stringent requirements in the SPCC Plan.
Yes, All-Phase has conducted radon surveys of entire school districts. We cater our reports to the needs of our client, so you can present the data as one large report or smaller reports for each building/location.
Some of the major benefits include:
Certified RESNET HERS Energy Raters evaluate existing and new homes and recommend energy efficiency improvements. Homeowners and home buyers can order an Energy Rating which is a good starting point for determining the areas of a home to be improved.
Energy Efficient Mortgages give new homeowners more purchasing power by taking into account the added value of an energy-efficient home, while Energy Improvement Loans allow existing homeowners to roll the costs of improving the energy-efficiency of their older home into their home improvement loan.
There are now federal and in some cases state tax credits the homeowner can utilize when making energy improvements to their homes. Visit www.energystar.gov or www.irs.gov.
Property buyers and owners, commercial lending institutions and developers realize the strict liability for cleanup and other costs associated with property contaminated with hazardous wastes. Under CERCLA, RCRA and state and local regulations, extensive cleanup costs, liability, and damages can be assessed if proper action is taken.
All-Phase Environmental Consultants (APEC) provides our clients with the information needed to make decisions on property conveyance and clean-up actions by providing multidisciplinary resources, extensive experience, leadership in the field and a history of successful results through the following specialized services:
The data you get from conducting your own radon test with a device purchased locally or provided by a local health department may be precise and accurate enough to satisfy your needs.
The data you get from hiring a certified radon measurement professional to collect your sample and have it analyzed will provide you with additional peace of mind about the reliability of the data. Throughout the course of the year, All-Phase’s radon measurement professional will submit additional samples to the contract laboratory (at no cost to you) to ensure the precision and accuracy of the data from the lab. All-Phase will also make sure the collection device is properly placed, is the best type of sampling device for the application, and is only analyzed if the test conditions for the building meet the requirements for the facility use and for the length of the test period.
Contact an Environmental Consulting Specialist from All-Phase Environmental Consultants. Our staff will provide you timely and honest advice on what course of action is best suited for your needs.
Our usual recommendation is to do historical research of the property to find out if the underground storage tanks (UST’s) or above ground storage tanks (AST’s) were removed. We then proceed by requesting tank removal documentation from the environmental company or contractor that performed the excavation.
If state regulated procedures were met and soil testing was done then we can perform a simple Phase I Environmental Site Assessment to assess if any surrounding properties have potentially affected the Site. If proper documentation was not filed or if sampling was not conducted at the time of the investigation we would then recommend a limited Phase II Environmental Site Assessment which includes the following: