Top 5 Questions To Ask When Hiring An En...

INTRODUCTION: You have many choices when it comes to environmental consulting firm.  Having been a part of the industry for over 12 years, we at Essel know there are some significant distinctions between certain firms.  To help you along your decision making process, we have compile a list of 5…

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The Single Most Common Issue Found in Pr...

During a site walk-through on a property due-diligence survey, such as a Property Condition Assessment (PCA), there are certain common recommended upgrades and repairs. These items range from immediate code deficiencies, life safety issues, general replacement and/or deferred maintenance. One of the most common site issues is the upkeep of…

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Phase 1 Checklist – What Your Due ...

We have a lot of clients come to us and are surprised when we provide them updates at each stage of the process. We consider each Phase 1 to have 3 maybe 4 milestones. Our goal is to let our clients know the status at every Milestone. Here are the…

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Did You Know Asbestos Was Organic?

Asbestos is a Naturally Occurring Mineral.  The State Rock of CA is an Asbestos Rock!  We are not joking! California is one of three states that has a significant amount of naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) throughout the state. The other areas with an abundance of NOAs are Fairfax, Virginia and…

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Summary Of HUD Radon Policy (Part 2)...

Radon testing must follow the procedures established by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, Protocol for Conducting Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements in Multifamily Buildings Section III (ANSI-AARST MAMF-2010), with the exception that at least 25 percent of the ground level apartment units will be tested. The…

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RADON – Its Everywhere – Right?

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), which all Federal agencies must follow, mandates that properties considered for HUD programs must not contain hazardous materials that could impact the occupants’ personal health and safety. To assist in achieving compliance for HUD programs, the Federal Radon Action Plan was developed…

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