Both landlords and potential tenants need to do their homework with regards to potential indoor and outdoor environmental concerns before considered a property lease. This often includes talking with the landlord, researching the building’s prior use, and hiring an environmental professional to perform an inspection and possible environmental testing.
The building science experts at Sussex Environmental Health Consultants (SEHC) have decades of experience helping both landlords and tenants investigate properties. “When considering a lease, many people may want to consider hiring an environmental professional to perform a Phase I and II Review, “reported Susan White, Ph.D., CMC, President of SEHC. “A Phase I Review involves an extensive research of the history of the location, building and neighborhood. The Phase II Review involves testing the structure and grounds for any evidence of contamination. This step in the process can help to either confirm or refute the findings from the initial Phase I Review. During a Phase II Review, the consultant may test the soil, air and groundwater for potential contamination. This is also the time that indoor testing for mold, bacteria, sewage contamination, past flooding events, asbestos, lead, chemicals, radon and vapor intrusion issues should be addressed.”
SEHC has sponsored an online video about environmental concerns that should be considered before signing a property lease. It can be seen at:
To learn more about Sussex Environmental Health Consultants or environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ) and health and safety services, please visit http://www.sussexenvironmental.com, email susan.white@
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About Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, LLC
SEHC is a certified woman owned business that provides environmental and health and safety consulting services. The company is located in the Mid-Atlantic and services clients nationwide. SEHC provides solutions to clients ranging from homeowners to international Fortune 500 Corporations.