Envirovue, LLC is now Insight Environmental
Envirovue was formed by Steve Ramos in 2002. At the time, the emphasis was on general building inspections connected to real estate transactions. The trademark, Envirovue, didn’t take long to become established in the community as a hallmark of quality and value. Over the past two decades, the firm has expanded into many tradelines to include Asbestos, Mold, and Lead-Based Paint Consulting and Testing. Our clients went from homeowners and realtors to include contractors, architects, property managers, and many more diverse groups. In 2020, Steve decided it was time for a facelift and began planning a new brand for Envirovue that better represented the emphasis of our firm. In 2021, that planning became a reality when Envirovue LLC transitioned to Insight Environmental Building Consultants.
Asbestos containing materials were commonly used in buildings prior to 1980. Asbestos can be found in acoustical ceiling texture, drywall, joint compound, flooring adhesives, vinyl flooring, vinyl asbestos tiles, insulation, heating duct insulation, and other materials. Building components that contain asbestos and are damaged represent a health concern for the occupants. Asbestos-containing materials that are to be disturbed during renovation and repair will create hazardous conditions for the occupants and workers unless they are identified prior to the start of work and handled according to federal and state regulations. Insight Environmental services can identify asbestos-containing materials and report on their condition allowing your work safely and remain in compliance with all state and federal regulations.
ACAC Council Certified Microbial Consultant
Steve Ramos has earned and maintains the highest level of mold certification available in the industry. Steve earned the Council Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC) designation from ACAC. ACAC is an independent certifying body. Certifications are affidavits of industry knowledge – knowledge beyond the classroom. When an individual demonstrates knowledge, he/she earns a certification designation. ACAC credentials are Accredited Certifications. Accredited certifications are professional credentials qualified and recognized by one of three independent organizations. Certification programs accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) must require verifiable field experience. The CMC designation is CESB-accredited.
Lead-based paint is common in residential buildings that were constructed prior to 1978. The rule of thumb is that for every decade older the building the more lead-based paint will be present. Lead-based paint can be hazardous especially for smaller children who have an increased ability to absorb the metal. Lead paint in buildings that is disturbed and not contained using proper engineering controls can create lead paint hazards. Insight Environmental’s consulting service can detect lead-based paint hazards using a thorough inspection protocol and testing service. Our service can be scaled to offer a full building survey or a single room evaluation whichever will meet your specific requirements for testing.