Are you concerned about potential contamination in your home or apartment complex? Have you considered the health risks or monetary effects this could have on your residence or property?


Whether your concerns are with mold or moisture, asbestos, radon, lead, methamphetamine, or other toxic substances, KEMWest has highly trained and certified staff to help you identify, manage and eliminate potential environmental hazards. At KEMWest, your concerns are our concerns. The KEMWest team is here to help with issues big or small and we'd much rather help you with a small problem before it turns into a big one. We're in it with you from start to finish.


Unlike many environmental consulting firms who focus exclusively on government and industrial clients, KEMWest has been working with homeowners and property owners to resolve their environmental concerns since 1996. We won't just identify the problem, we will explain it, and we will work with you through the process to help manage it in a responsible and cost-effective way.


Some of our core residential 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


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 clean-up
  • 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)


The skilled and certified staff at KEMWest integrates an understanding of the structure's history, building materials and sample results to identify the source of potential contaminants. This provides us with a more comprehensive approach to your overall air quality and leads to a better understanding of potentially harmful conditions and how to proceed with abatement or remediation.

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Asbestos and Lead Inspection Services

KEMWest provides complete Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) as well as Lead Inspection and management services to home owners, building owners, operators, and occupants. We offer a comprehensive approach to testing, assessment, management and abatement of ACM in your home or property. KEMWest's staff includes Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment certified Building Inspectors, Management Planners, Project Designers, and Air Monitoring Specialists. We provide the following range of asbestos and lead related consulting services:


  • Building Inspections
  • Hazard Assessments
  • Project Designs
  • Project Oversight and Air Monitoring
  • Renovation and Repair 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.

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Environmental Site Assessments

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is an essential 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 ESA prior to approving financing or refinancing and with remediation costs often ranging from thousands to millions of dollars; this initial assessment has become a crucial step in the property transfer process.


KEMWest site assessments include:


  • 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 property and surrounding sites for items of potential environmental impact, including:
  • 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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Radon Testing


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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Abatement Oversight and Project Management

In addition to sampling, identification, and evaluation, KEMWest's comprehensive services include abatement consulting, oversight, and project management on a variety of remediation jobs, including:


  • Project Design
  • Oversight and Project Management on various types of jobs:
    • 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