When buying a commercial property, unseen environmental hazards can quickly turn your investment sour. Contamination by petroleum and other chemicals can devalue your property, open you up to liability for expensive damages and cleanup costs, and affect your ability to conduct business. An environmental site assessment lowers your risk by making sure there are no unpleasant surprises hidden in the land, water, or soil.
For legal and financial protection, the best time to get an environmental site assessment is before you purchase a property.
When performed before a real estate sale, an ESA can provide protection from liability for future environmental cleanup costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund). You may also need an ESA if legally required or in order to qualify for certain loans.
Phoenix can assist with a variety of Business Environmental Risk (BER) activities including:
Phoenix Environmental conducts ESAs in phases to provide an efficient and cost-effective solution. Each site assessment includes a thorough review of records, a site inspection, and interviews with owners, occupants, neighbors, and local government officials. Phoenix personnel have performed hundreds of Phase I ESAs on industrial, commercial, and residential properties undergoing transaction, financing, expansion, and other similar business circumstances.
Phoenix Environmental understands that each situation is unique. As such, we tailor our environmental assessments to meet the needs of each client. Our Phase I ESA reports follow the industry standard (ASTM E1527-21) to ensure your protection. Upon request, client-specific approaches that meet the guidelines of a lender or government agency can also be provided.
Buying real estate can carry significant environmental risks, but our knowledgeable environmental professionals can help you make smart decisions for your business. Contact us to learn how we can help make your next property investment a success.
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Long-term pollutants can come from a variety of sources, especially when the property has been used for environmentally risky activities. This contamination can devalue your land and open you up to significant liability costs. Manage your risk by investigating before you make your next property purchase.Determining if You Need a Phase II ESA
In many cases, a Phase II ESA is recommended when a Phase I ESA finds evidence that contamination is likely. A Phase II ESA may also be requested immediately based on the property’s history or current uses.
Common reasons for conducting a Phase II ESA include leaking underground storage tanks, chemical spills, poor facility housekeeping, and commercial or industrial property uses. Properties that housed gas stations, dry cleaners, automotive and machine shops, and industrial manufacturing businesses commonly require a Phase II ESA.
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Efficient Phase II Testing Process
We use state-of-the-art technology and precise science to identify and monitor environmental contaminants on your property. Our environmental consultants and scientists have more than 20 years of experience with environmental investigation. With Phoenix Environmental, you can expect efficient, accurate results and actionable solutions.
In Phase II, we investigate specific areas of concern to determine the presence, type, and extent of environmental contamination. Activities may include testing the soil, water, and other features of the property – both at the surface and below ground. We recommend only the tests you need, so you get high accuracy and efficiency.
When an environmental contaminate is identified, we provide multiple cost-effective recommendations to address the issue and bring the site to closure.
Protecting Your Investment
When it comes to environmental issues on a real estate property, don’t take your chances. Our environmental professionals use cutting-edge investigative techniques to provide the information you need to determine your risk. Your ESA report will include a record of our investigation and findings, and multiple cost-effective solutions.
Let us help you make the most of your investment. Contact Phoenix Environmental to find out if a Phase II ESA is right for you.
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