Mold Found In Break-Room

Farmer Environmental Group’s Houston location received a complaint of a water leak in a commercial building break-room. Our licensed team of professionals identified a mold concern that will require remediation during our assessment.


Environmental Services on a Central Texas Elementary School

Farmer Environmental Group performed an Asbestos survey,  Lead-based paint survey and a Hazardous materials assessment on a Central Texas Elementary School.

Farmer is currently in the process of designing the asbestos abatement, lead-paint abatement,  hazardous materials disposal specifications, demolition of the facility, tree protection plan and storm water pollution protection plan.



Phase I ESA, Lead-Based Paint Inspection, and Asbestos Inspection

Farmer Environmental Group recently conducted a Phase I ESA, Lead-Based Paint Inspection, Asbestos Inspection for an apartment community in Boulder, CO for ongoing maintenance of the building and for future renovation projects. The purpose for the Phase I ESA was to identify recognized environmental conditions on upwards of 13 acres. Farmer inspected 27 individual residence for Asbestos Containing Building Materials and Lead-Based Paint.


Residence Asbestos and Lead Paint Inspection

Farmer Environmental Group, LLC (Farmer) inspected a residence scheduled for demolition located in Cibolo, Texas for asbestos-containing building materials & Lead-Based Paint.

The purpose of the inspection was determine locations and quantities of asbestos-containing products on site, determine the impact these materials will have on scheduled demolition activities, and so that the client obtains the necessary building permit with the City of Cibolo.

In order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment, federal, state and local regulations require that lead-based paint be identified and controlled. This inspection was used to determine only if exposed painted surfaces currently contain lead-based paint. Paint samples suspected to contain lead were analyzed from interior and exterior surfaces of the subject Site.


Residence IAQ/Mold Inspection

Farmer conducted mold air sampling and a visual inspection for suspect microbial growth within the residence.

Air samples were collected to determine mold spore concentrations.  The air samples were collected on spore trap air filters.  These air filters are considered to be a slit impaction sampling method, which collects both viable and non-viable mold spores, as well as biological and non-biological particles.  Slit impaction sampling is capable of simultaneously determining the presence and concentration of the most common bioaerosols, and providing the simultaneous analysis of other potential contaminants including fibers, particulates, pollen, insect parts (allergen) and skin cells (allergen). The samples were collected for a five (5) minute period at a flow rate of fifteen (15) liters per minute (lpm).

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Phase I ESA in Arapahoe County

Farmer Environmental Group, LLC conducted a Phase I ESA located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. The subject site is vacant agricultural land, approximately 154 acres. Based on the information obtained by Farmer, the subject site appeared to have been always used for agricultural purposes or undeveloped/vacant land. Farmer’s review of historical resources, regulatory records, interviews, and site reconnaissance did not identify recognized environmental conditions attributable to historical uses of the subject site.

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Asbestos Inspection at Mall

Farmer Environmental Group inspected a clothing store in a mall located in the town of Waco, Texas for asbestos-containing building materials. The purpose of the inspection was to determine locations and quantities of asbestos-containing products at the site, determine the impact these materials will have on scheduled renovation, and assist the client in obtaining the necessary building permits with the City of Waco in accordance with Senate Bill 509.



Phase II ESA

Farmer Environmental Group conducted a limited Phase II Environmental Site Assessment at a proposed automotive company location in Winnetka, California. The Phase II ESA was conducted in response due diligence  related to the potential purchase of the subject site. Potential environmental impacts from on-site sources may be present from historical entities. Therefore, this Phase II ESA was conducted to evaluate potential environmental impacts to the subject site.



Clean-Up from Severe Flooding in Louisiana

After the severe flooding last week in Louisiana, Farmer Environmental Group was dispatched to the Baton Rouge area in order to assess the amount of damage that several medical offices sustained. As much as 24-48 inches of water had flooded the medical offices. Upon arrival to the Sites, the water had receded, and mud and damaged materials were all that remained. The devastation could be seen throughout the area, as piles of debris were seen outside of nearly every home and business.

Credit: Ali Berezin



Overcoming Obstacles in Phase II Environmental Site Assessment

Each Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is unique and often requires the use of multiple assessment techniques in order to achieve the objectives.  Dependent upon the Phase II ESA objectives, the collection of soil and/or groundwater samples is often difficult.  Obstacles typically encountered during Phase II ESA activities include, but are certainly not limited to subsurface utilities (e.g. natural gas, sewer, electric), overhead or nearby powerline concerns (arc sparking), heavy vegetation, variable topography, or the presence of structures in the areas to be assessed.  In many cases, environmental consulting firms are unable to collect samples in suspect areas of a property, which were identified as environmental concerns during the course of the preceding Phase I ESA.

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