Environmental Site Consultation (ESC)
Whether you have lived in your home your entire life, are considering remodeling your home, or are looking for a new place to settle down in; assessing your home’s environment can be confusing! There is so much information out there how is anyone supposed to be able to figure out what is best for their unique home environment and their family’s specific needs. Having GreenWorks conduct a comprehensive Environmental Site Consultation is critical to helping you get the answers and peace of mind you are looking for!
Healthy Homes Make For Healthy Families
Let’s face it, we all want a healthy home and know that a healthy home environment makes for healthy families. There are so many issues in a home that have the potential to affect our health, we just can’t get all the information on our own. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that a home’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can be some of the most polluted air we breathe.
The GreenWorks team is comprised of a broad array of environmental professionals experienced in a wide variety of environmental services. Our Building Biologists are uniquely qualified to assess and correct compromised environments. In fact, we live at the cutting edge of where the home environment collides with the natural environment
Additional Fees (That May Be Incurred)
Occasionally there are additional fees in completing a comprehensive ESC. Here’s a list of typical charges that we will let you know of before they are incurred (if at all).
Sampling for enviro stressors
(Cost per Sample / 2 week TAT)
Investigative time beyond 2hr allotment
Printed copies of Report
(All reports are sent digitally)
Postage, Tolls, Mileage
Postage, Tolls, Mileage, etc.
(As outlined in proposal T&C)
Out of Scope reports
Asbestos / Lead Paint / Mold / Hydrology / etc.
For accelerated delivery of the report, samples, etc.
Certified Green Professional and Indoor airPLUS Program
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) created the Certified Green Building Program and the EPA created the Indoor airPLUS Program to help builders, allied professionals, and homeowners get information on improving a home’s IAQ and energy efficiency. GreenWorks is a certified Green Professional and Indoor airPLUS Ally!
Turn-Around-Time (TAT) & Pricing (Typical)
Environmental Site Consultation (ESC)
$695 (one area) to $895 (Entire home
Typically require 7-10 business days (not including weekends and Holidays)
*Prices for a home up to 2KSF range where other sites are quoted separately
The clock starts typically One (1) business day after the property has been investigated, depending on if sampling is needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Remodeled homes often wind up concealing a lot of the clues we look for when we assess for mold making the issues often difficult to find. Take for instance an older 1940's home recently renovated where the attic was converted to a master bedroom (now we can't see the underside of the roof) and the rear porch was enclosed (has an inaccessible crawl space and enclosed cathedral ceiling with failing ridge vent). More time and some invasive investigating / sampling is often necessary.
Who did the test? If one of those over the counter tests were used, they recommend that you need a mold professional to interpret the results. Any mold pro should be able to tell you about the molds detected and the water trigger, but you might need to do an additional control test to see if your molds are beyond Normal Fungal Ecology and pose a health risk.
It’s always a good idea to be well informed going into your home’s sale. Having an inspection done yourself is a good way to pinpoint potential issues and be prepared for buyers concerns.
Just give us a call and we can help with the numbers. Of course, its best to have a formal mold assessment / inspection done first delineating mold impacts. But if it appears to be a small issue, we can usually figure it out pretty quickly. There's no fee to prepare a quote if you own your home. For Home Buyers, we have a small fee that we credit back when you engage us.
Most deffinitely. But a basic mold inspection really isn't adequate. When you consider the house has been preped for sale with fresh paint, repairs and a top-to-bottom cleansing, you will need an expert who knows how to find "hidden molds" that often go undetected by basic mold inpsections.