Environmental Inspections and Sampling
Today's prospective property owner faces an enormous challenge in meeting state and federal guidelines for
indoor air quality and minimizing their investor's and insurance carrier's liability. Inspections and sampling are
required to fully determine what environmental contamination may exist and what the costs would be to remediate
potential problems. AccuPro Inspection Services can help through Environmental Inspections and Sampling.
Asbestos - asbestos is a naturally occurring substance used in
various building materials to give the material strength and/or body. Unfortunately, asbestos can
release microscopic fibers into the air that then get into our lungs where the fiber becomes trapped,
and may lead to Mesothilioma, a type of cancer. While a significant effort was undertaken in the late
1970s to eliminate the use of asbestos in building materials, there is still much of it in use today.
AccuPro can provide sampling of suspect building materials as a part of your inspection and provide the
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Lead - Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in
products found in and around our building structures. Additionally, it may be found in the
water distribution system (pipes) of older buildings as lead was typically used in plumbing
materials prior to the mid 1970s. Lead may cause a range of health effects; from behavioral problems
and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six-years-old and under are most at risk.
AccuPro can provide sampling for lead as a part of your inspection and provide you with the resulting
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Mold - Should you have a concern with a current property or are
considering purchasing a new property, we can help. If current tenants or employees are concerned about
indoor air quality issues, or there have been prior moisture intrusion problems, we
can help. By identifying the source of the problem and taking air samples or
surface testing, we document acceptable levels of mold spores or confirm that areas in
question have been remediated to acceptable levels (see Environmental Overview). Top of
Other - There are many other indoor contaminates, such as dog and
cat dander; cockroach particulates; dust mites; Formaldehyde and various gases, such as natural
gas, propane and carbon monoxide. AccuPro does most indoor environmental testing, so if it has not been
discussed here, please give us a call at (480) 456-8809 to see if we can help with any of your
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Radon - Arizona is considered to be in Zone II (EPA Radon
Guidelines for Arizona), and has a "Moderate Potential" for the presence of excessive levels of indoor
radon. The EPA recommends that appropriate action be taken when indoor radon levels are 4 pCi/L or
more. AccuPro utilizes the E-Perm Radon Canister rather than the less reliable inexpensive charcoal
canisters, which are not documentable. We then provide a formal report from a Certified
Laboratory, which is typically required for commercial property transactions.
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