Midwest Environmental Consulting Services (MEC) specializes in due diligence building inspections for commercial properties. Before a public or commercial entity can renovate or demolish a property or facility the NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) regulations must be met. MEC performs comprehensive building inspections in support of pre-renovation and pre-demolition activities, as well as limited asbestos bulk sampling specific to areas of suspect impacted building materials.

The purpose of such building inspections is to identify the presence of hazardous materials that may be impacted during renovation or demolition activities. These conditions include the presence of hazardous and regulated materials. The main objective to pre-renovation and pre-demolition testing is to identify hazardous materials and limiting exposure to building occupants during the project related activities.

All Asbestos and Lead inspections and risk assessments are performed by our state-licensed lead inspectors and risk assessors. Inspections can be performed on a limited or comprehensive basis.

Our pre-renovation and pre-demolition surveys are designed to meet the NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) regulations that must be completed before the demolition or renovation of any school facilities, commercial or public building.

Pre-renovation Building Inspections

MEC’s Pre-Renovation Surveys will identify asbestos-containing materials (ACM) by location, conditions, quantities and documents with material photographs. After identifying the location, what condition, and how much ACM is in any given area, MEC can generate abatement budgets based on survey findings for the client’s future project planning.

Pre-demolition Building Inspections

MEC performs comprehensive asbestos surveys prior to a building or facility demolition. This type of survey identifies ACM locations and quantities that need to be abated prior to demolition per regulations.

All non-destructive, lead-based paint building inspections are completed by X-Ray Fluorescent (XRF) technology or paint chip sampling. Final reports identify the specific areas tested and document the measurement readings of any identified lead-based paint.

All samples are examined by a licensed analyst from an independent third-party laboratory which is accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and takes part in the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).