Lead Testing

The U.S. EPA requires lead surveys on prior to renovation for buildings built before 1978.


Asbestos Testing

Essel specializes in asbestos testing in bulk and air, as well as demolition and renovation building surveys of all types. Essel is well-versed in asbestos air clearances in all environments, including construction and post abatement.

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Lead Testing

We offer lead-based paint testing for HUD properties as well as construction lead testing. Whether it’s paint inspections, risk assessments and lead clearances, Essel can help you with all types of testing in a wide range of assets.

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Mold Testing

Mold is one of most common types of complaints of property owners, managers and tenants. Essel uses a scientific approach to perform mold testing in both air and bulk material. Moisture assessments can be performed as well.

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Radon Testing

Radon is an invisible and odorless gas that is considered to be a carcinogen. Essel has in-house radon experts that can perform both long and short term tests throughout West. If high radon levels are found, Essel can assist is remediation system.

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Soil Testing

Soil testing is one of the most common services that Essel offers. Essel has a team of geologists and engineers to oversee your soil sampling needs. Whether it’s geotech or environmental soil sampling, you can rely on our expertise to provide the information you need.

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PCB Testing

PCB testing is commonly performed on building components and sealants during a demolition. Depending on the type of building, a building survey for regulated materials may need to be performed.

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Chemical Testing

Chemical testing in air and bulk materials is performed when odors cannot be identified or in industrial environments to measure potential personal exposure. Chemicals can be VOC-tested and analyzed by Essel.

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Indoor Air Quality Testing

Our Indoor Air Quality expertise allows us to use cutting edge technology to diagnose the air quality issues problem and provide a solution.

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Materials like lead, mold and asbestos usually don’t announce themselves and are often hidden in the recesses of buildings, or under layers of subsequent renovation and refinishing. If you or your environmental consultant don’t know what to look for, toxic materials might easily be overlooked. Our engineers look deeply into buildings’ conditions when issuing reports, going well beyond the letter of the law to ensure building owners and property managers are fully informed and protected


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Essel Environmental Engineering and Consulting has all of the required certifications to inspect and test for hazardous materials and has years of experience performing environmental due diligence in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We are registered with Cal/OSHA and all inspections are performed in accordance with EPA guidelines.