how it works


Contact Us Before You Start Your Next Project

Call Alan at 503-440-9357 or email us at and we'll call you. 

We'll go over your project specifics and timeline to determine what services you will need from us. 

Note: we do not test materials after they have been removed from the home, so please call before you begin your project!

Schedule Environmental Testing

For larger projects like full-scale demo, we'll schedule invasive testing which takes up to 2 hours to complete. 

For smaller projects like a remodel in one area of the home, we'll schedule non-invasive testing which takes up to 1 hour to complete. 

We will need to take several samples of the materials to be removed or disturbed, and take photos of those samples in your home to document the proper chain of custody.

You can either give us a key to access your home, or plan to be there while we collect samples, whichever is more comfortable for you. 

Lab Processing of Samples

We will prepare the appropriate paperwork and send collected samples to the lab. Processing time in the lab can vary:
 -  Standard lab processing time is 3-5 business days, and is included in pricing.
 -  Rush results available, including same-day results if you're in a bind. Call to discuss options and rush pricing.

Survey Report Preparation

AWE will receive raw data from the lab and will prepare an environmental report for your project identifying specific hazardous materials that are above allowable levels and where they're located. Under new DEQ regulations, a clean report from a licensed inspector like AWE is now necessary for disposal of building materials.

Project Consultation Services Available

The results of your environmental testing will likely impact your project implementation. We are happy to consult at no charge on abatement plans for our customers, to ensure DEQ requirements are adhered to. If necessary for your project, we can also make recommendations for abatement contractors in your area, upon request.

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