Phase 1 environmental site assessments Identify Potential or Existing Environmental Contamination Liabilities
Phase 1 Environmental inspection is generally considered the first step in the process of environmental due diligence. In general, the assessment is performed to uncover any environmental risks before purchasing a property. Phase 1 ESA is also performed to identify if any contaminations have occurred since the last Phase I or if a property owner/manager rents the property to an entity that may have caused an environmental concern.
Standards for performing a Phase 1 site assessment have been enacted by the US EPA and are based on the updated ASTM E1527-13 and ASTM E1527-21 Standards. The actual sampling of soil, air, groundwater, and/or building materials is typically not conducted in a Phase 1 ESA checklist.
If a site is considered contaminated, a Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment may be conducted, ASTM test E1903, a more detailed investigation involving chemical analysis for hazardous substances and/or petroleum hydrocarbons.
If the site has contamination, then Phase 3 may be issued. Phase 3 is the actual remediation/removal of the contamination.
Who Should Have A Phase 1 Performed?
Any person or entity that is going to purchase land to be developed or is a commercial/industrial property, or leases land commercially, should have phase one commercial property inspection performed. This reduces risks later on that may not have been known. Phase 1 is known to release “Landowner Liabilities”. A big misconception is a deed releases the landowner but it does not, environmentally.
What is A Phase 1 Inspection?
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We also offer the following commercial inspection services:
- Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, we follow ASTM Standard E 1527-05 & -13, including Vapor Encroachment ASTM Standard E 2600-10.
- Transaction Screen Assessment, we follow ASTM Standard E 1528-06
- Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA).
- Building Permit Review
- Commercial Inspections
- Cost Estimates Of Repairs Required
- Property Preservation Field Inspections
- Construction Bank Draw Inspections.
- Infrared Camera Inspections
- Energy Reports
- Lead Paint Inspections
- Mold Analysis
- Radon Gas Testing
- Septic or Sewer Inspections
- Water Quality Testing
- Well Shocking
Our reputation for providing exceptional customer service is why the majority of our business comes from client referrals and real estate agent recommendations. We always work directly for the client, and our job is to ensure that the client understands every item that may be reported. Our job does not end after the report is completed. Should you have any questions months down the road, you are encouraged to give us a call and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that you are completely comfortable with the property.
Contact Optima Home Inspections Today
To learn more about a Phase 1 Environmental inspection, schedule an appointment, call Optima Home Inspections at [845-210-9930] or submit our easy-to-complete online form.