Since 1996 KEMWest has worked with agencies and organizations at every level of government, guiding our clients through issues of regulatory compliance and environmental management.


Our experience working with local, state, and federal stakeholders has allowed us to develop a wide range of environmental services to meet government agency needs in both indoor and outdoor environments. With services ranging from air, water, and soil testing to project management of site redevelopment, we will begin with an understanding of your overall project goals and schedule, allowing us to focus on your needs and provide the proper technical solutions for your environmental concerns.


Some of our core government client services include:


  • Mold and Moisture Assessment
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessment
  • Asbestos, Lead, and Radon Inspection Services
  • Abatement Oversight and Project Management
  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Methamphetamine Investigations
  • Environmental Testing following Fire and Flood Response
  • Permitting and Regulatory Compliance Assistance
  • Water and NPDES Sampling
  • Waste Characterization


Contact us to discuss your environmental concerns.


Mold and Moisture Assessments

KEMWest provides comprehensive mold and moisture inspection services, including assessing the extent of water damage as a result of flooding and leaks caused by natural events or compromised plumbing systems. Our mold services include:


· Measurements to determine the extent of moisture spread and damage

· Bulk sampling and identification of fungal growth on affected areas

· Recommendations for mold remediation and cleanup

· Project management

· Clearance air sampling and analysis of fungal spores present following remediation

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Indoor Air Quality Assessments

Poor air quality may cause a variety of health issues, and the EPA and OSHA have established standards for various airborne contaminants. KEMWest provides air sampling services designed to assess indoor air quality pertaining to the presence and concentration of many airborne substances, including:


  • Microbial contaminants
  • Bioaerosols
  • Radon
  • Asbestos
  • Heavy Metals
  • Silica and Other Dusts
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)


KEMWest integrates an understanding of a structure's history, building materials, and sample results to identify the source of contaminants and paint a more complete picture of air quality, which can lead to a better understanding of potentially harmful conditions and how to proceed with abatement or remediation.

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Asbestos, Lead, and Radon Inspection Services

KEMWest provides complete Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) management services to building owners and operators. KEMWest offers a comprehensive approach for the testing, assessment, management and abatement of ACM in all types of facilities. KEMWest's staff includes Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment certified Building Inspectors, Management Planners, Project Designers, and Air Monitoring Specialists. KEMWest is able to perform the following range of asbestos related consulting services:


  • Building Inspections
  • Hazard Assessments
  • Project Designs
  • Project Oversight and Air Monitoring
  • Site Clearances
  • AHERA Management Plans and Re-inspections
  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) plans
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Training Services


KEMWest operates an accredited Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) laboratory, which allows us to more efficiently analyze many of the air samples we collect, even on the job site if necessary.

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Abatement Oversight and Project Management

In addition to sampling, identification, and evaluation, KEMWest offers abatement consulting, oversight, and project management services on a variety of remediation jobs. Examples of these services include:


  • Project Design
  • Oversight and Project Management on various types of jobs, including:
    • Asbestos Abatement
    • Lead Based Paint Removal
    • Fungal Growth Abatement
    • Methamphetamine Remediation
    • Construction Projects Near Hazardous Materials
  • Regulatory Consulting
  • Methods of Procedure (MOPs)
  • Negative Exposure Assessments (NEAs)
  • Daily OSHA Personal Air Monitoring
  • Ambient Air Monitoring
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Training Services
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Environmental Site Assessments

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) provides a planning tool which enables buyers, sellers and lenders to assess potential financial liability associated with environmental issues at a particular property. Many lending institutions require an environmental site assessment prior to approving financing or refinancing. With remediation costs often ranging from thousands to millions of dollars, this initial step has become an essential element of the property transfer process.


KEMWest site assessments consist of all the following:


  • Review of accessible EPA and applicable state environmental databases for potential sources of environmental impact
  • Examination of historical land use information, including aerial photographs
  • Review of prior ownership records, i.e. deed and title search
  • Onsite inspection of the subject property and surrounding sites for items of potential environmental impact. These items include:
    • Underground and above ground storage tanks and associated piping systems
    • Evidence of spills or release of hazardous materials or hazardous waste
    • Areas of accumulated refuse or abandoned landfills
    • Asbestos containing materials
    • PCBs in electrical equipment
    • Presence of radon and lead based paint

All KEMWest Phase I ESA's exceed the standards set forth in ASTM Practice E 1527-13 and the EPA rule Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiry. KEMWest also makes recommendations for conducting Phase II Environmental Assessments based on the findings and results of the initial Phase I assessment.

Phase II site assessments are carefully and prudently tailored, using state-of-the-art engineering techniques and procedures to address the specific problems of the individual project. These solutions range from traditional removal and disposal methodologies to more complex treatment systems such as venting, bioremediation or other in-place treatment techniques. The scope of the remediation plan is determined based on individual client needs, available on-site resources and specific site conditions.

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Methamphetamine Investigations

Chemicals absorbed into paint and building materials from the presence of methamphetamines can be harmful to the health of present and future tenants. KEMWest offers investigation services in residences and other facilities where suspected or known methamphetamine production or use has occurred. Methamphetamine services include:


  • Visual assessments of premises to identify staining and likely source and disposal points
  • Collection of surface samples to determine concentrations of chemicals
  • Project oversight and management during remediation and cleanup projects
  • Collection of surface samples following remediation to determine effectiveness of cleanup

KEMWest staff are trained and knowledgeable in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE's) 6 CCR 1014-3 Regulations Pertaining to the Cleanup of Methamphetamine Laboratories, which prescribe appropriate methods and standards for remediation and sampling of methamphetamine-contaminated spaces.

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Environmental Testing following Fire and Flood Response


KEMWest's services include emergency response for residences, commercial buildings, and remediation/restoration companies in spill and restoration situations resulting from flood and fire damage, among other destructive events. In addition, we provide comprehensive spill response, project management, and visual clearance services related to asbestos-contaminated soil jobs. Emergency services and spill response include:


  • Evaluation and restriction of damaged areas and potentially harmful spills
  • Assessment of contaminant spread through:
    • Bulk Sampling
    • Micro-vacuum Dust Sampling
    • Wipe Dust Sampling
    • Tape Lift Dust Sampling
    • Air Sampling
  • Recommendations for Spill Remediation
  • Project Oversight and Management
  • Air Sampling
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Permitting and Regulatory Compliance Assistance

KEMWest understands the increasingly complex issues in maintaining regulatory compliance and can assist Colorado's businesses in understanding which federal and state environmental regulations apply to their operations and how compliance can be achieved.

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Water and NPDES Sampling

KEMWest provides water quality sampling and assessment for a wide range of potential contaminants in tap water, storm water, ground water and surface water. We work with the EPA and CDPHE on sampling design, monitoring, and reporting services required for Construction Dewatering projects or other NDPES permits.

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Waste Characterization

KEMWest has partnered with clients since 1996 to help manage their hazardous waste and hazardous materials compliance programs. Universal Wastes and Regulated Building Materials (RBMs) such as asbestos, lead and other heavy metals, PCB-containing light ballasts and equipment, mercury containing thermostats and light tubes, refrigerants, oils, and others all require special disposal consideration under RCRA and KEMWest will help you identify and characterize these materials for proper disposal.

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