Asbestos Testing for Schools

school.jpgWe have learned a lot during our 20+ years administering environmental abatement projects for schools and businesses. First, we understand you're not here because you want to be.

You're here because regulations stand between you and your demolition/renovation project. Or, because it's time for your 6-month or 3-year AHERA re-inspection.

And you're here because providing a safe environment for students is the right thing to do.

We also appreciate and agree this process ought to be as quick and economical as possible.


We regularly work with school districts, from inspections to complete asbestos testing and abatement:

Step 1: When asbestos (or damaged lead paint) is identified, testing is only the first of a three-step process.

Step 2: If abatement is required, you will need a clear and simple work plan to show to bidding contractors. Ellis provides this service. We give contractors a clear idea of the work required; and when the scope of work is clear, bids are lowered.

Step 3: After bids are received, you will need a representative, an experienced advocate, to manage the process on a daily basis. This will include pre-abatement and post-abatement inspections, monitoring of adjacent areas during the work, final inspection and clearance sampling. Choosing the right firm to do the testing - and then keeping them by your side through the entire abatement process - is your fastest, least expensive solution.


Ellis Environmental is your best choice to avoid mistakes and delays:

Ellis has administered $62+ million in asbestos abatement projects for major universities, school districts, studios, property managers and lenders in California. Our longevity with valued-but demanding clients is a testament to the quality and efficiency of our work.

Quite simply, you can turn over your environmental testing and administrative services to us, knowing that Ellis will administer each phase of the process – testing, abatement and clearance - efficiently.

Our team includes State-certified asbestos consultants (CACs) and surveillance technicians (CSSTs). Ellis hires only those with degrees in environmental science or industrial hygiene. You'll potentially need a variety of contractors and vendors to address all phases of an abatement project. We can be there at each step. Our goal is to perform as experts on your behalf, saving you time, money and mistakes. This is why we've been able to build long-lasting relationships with some of the most demanding clients in California.

Duane Behrens brought 15+ years of construction and abatement experience to the founding of Ellis in 1994. Many of these years were with Versar, Inc. one of the largest, most respected names in environmental services. He has acted as construction manager and owner's representative on many complex municipal construction and soils remediation projects.


Ellis is the smart, affordable choice to move all phases of your testing and abatement project forward for your school.

Please contact us for a frank discussion of your project with one of our professionals. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 310-544-1837 during business hours or complete the form.

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