Industrial Hygiene – Don’t be Caught by Surprise

Posted by Evolve October 24, 2019

Certified Industrial Hygienist Inspecting a Structure

The terms have been worked out the deal has closed and now the property is part of your portfolio. In a perfect scenario plans can move forward and the next phase of the project will be underway. However, it is rare to find a “perfect” scenario. To avoid delays or unexpected costs it is wise to consider the industrial hygiene of a property and NV5 has the professionals to assist.

How Certified Industrial Hygienists Add Value

Certified Industrial Hygienists are highly qualified, trained professionals that look beyond the shiny façade and street view of a property to see what may lurk beneath. They specialize in mold and asbestos assessments as well as lead, radon and drinking water testing and other related products that impact the health of the building as well as the health of its occupants.

Requesting any of these reports on the front end can save time, money and aggravation down the road. For example, a small multi-family property may be on the market and several buyers are interested. During the due diligence, a mold study is requested, and the building is found to be fully contaminated with black mold necessitating tens of thousands of dollars in remediation before future occupancy. For some, this may kill the deal, for others it may help in improving the terms of the deal as the purchaser may negotiate a better price to offset the post-purchase clean-up.

In the United States there are approximately 7000 Certified Industrial Hygienists and of that number roughly 50% work for the government. Finding the right industrial hygiene technician in your market to provide a complete and accurate environmental site assessment can be difficult. A call to NV5 can give you piece of mind that you are getting an experienced professional to prepare a complete report at a competitive price. NV5 Environmental prides itself in employing one of the most experienced industrial hygiene services in the business.

Types of Industrial Hygienic Services to Consider

NV5’s National Industrial Hygiene Services include:

  • Mold Assessment
  • Asbestos Assessment
  • Lead Testing
  • Drinking Water Testing (Lead)
  • Radon Testing

Representative projects can include:

  • Apartment/Multifamily Housing Complexes
  • Fannie/Freddie projects
  • HUD projects
  • Pre-Renovation/Remodel/Restoration Reports

To request a quote please providing the following information:

  • Property address and/or location
  • Size of building (square footage)
  • Number of units (multifamily housing)
  • Use of the property
  • Date of construction

Don’t be reactive, be proactive and consider requesting reports related to industrial hygiene early in the due diligence process.

Contact us to learn more. 1-800-787-8397 ext. 854.