Crossroads Environmental, LLC consists of a team of licensed Asbestos Inspectors, Management Planners, Project Designers, and Air Monitors. Our asbestos services are tailored to fit the needs of our clients. We can perform small jobs such as limited sampling of a specific material to determine asbestos content, to providing turnkey consulting services for large asbestos and demolition projects. This turnkey service would include bulk sampling of the building materials, writing the specifications for abatement or abatement/demolition, soliciting bids from reputable contractors, air monitoring, project management/oversight, and project documentation review. Some clients prefer to do as much as possible on their own, while others prefer to say, “can you handle this for us?” We can handle all aspects of a project, beginning with assistance in budgeting.
We provide asbestos inspections, project design, air monitoring, and project management services to public and private colleges and universities throughout SC and NC. Upon request, references can be provided by many college/university Facilities Management and Environmental Safety and Health personnel.
Public and Private K-12 Schools
In addition to state regulations, K-12 schools (public and private) are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). Some of the things that the AHERA Regulations require are: identification of asbestos-containing or assumed asbestos-containing materials, a Management Plan detailing how to maintain the ACM in place, 6-month surveillances to assess the condition of the ACM, and 3 year reinspections of the ACM. EPA Accredited Inspectors and Management Planners are required to perform the inspections. Crossroads Environmental, LLC provides these services to school districts and private schools throughout SC and NC.
Crossroads Environmental, LLC has EPA Accredited Lead Inspectors and Risk Assessors to perform work in buildings considered to be “child-occupied”, as well as trained technicians to perform lead testing in non-child-occupied facilities. We have an in-house XRF device which can give instantaneous lead results. XRF testing is more reliable than swabs, doesn’t cause damage to the paint, doesn’t require submitting samples to a lab for analysis, and all layers are tested.
Indoor air quality encompasses a wide range of environmental factors, but is generally associated with mold. A typical indoor air quality investigation includes a thorough investigation of the building or portions of the building (based on request) as well as of the HVAC system. When visible mold is not apparent, air samples are collected to determine type and amount of airborne mold spores. Mold can be detected by means of air sampling even if mold is hidden behind walls, etc. Following an investigation, a report is submitted to the client with recommendations for remediation, if necessary. Crossroads Environmental, LLC does not perform remediation, as we consider it a conflict of interest, but can assist you with selecting a professional contractor to best fit your needs.
Other indoor air quality issues include various allergens, particulates, and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). Crossroads Environmental, LLC has Certified Indoor Air Quality Professionals that assess the potential for indoor contaminants and perform the appropriate testing to determine if there is an issue that needs to be addressed.
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, which was recently published, establishes minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. Two of the building types that are considered “at risk” are buildings with multiple housing units with one or more centralized potable water-heater system, and buildings that are more than 10 stories high (including any levels that are below grade). Other risk factors are 1) open- and closed-circuit cooling towers or evaporative condensers that provide cooling and/or refrigeration for the HVAC&R system or other systems or devices in the building and 2) ornamental fountains, misters, atomizers, air washes, humidifiers, or other non-potable water systems or devices that release water aerosols in the building or on the site. If your campus has building(s) that fall into these categories, Crossroads Environmental, LLC can provide consulting services related to preparation and implementation of a Water Management Program and/or microbiological testing to assess the presence of legionella in the water systems.