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Home Owner Services

Do you have an older home that needs renovations? Perhaps you want to buy a property but aren’t sure what to do with the old oil tank that’s buried on it. Or maybe you are concerned that the health issues you or your children are experiencing  seem to be triggered from the air quality in your home. We can help. If you are a home owner, small business operator, or realtor in the Nelson / Trail / Castlegar area, we have a variety of residential and small business services that can help you target and deal with environmental contaminants like mold, asbestos, and lead, as well as properly and legally disposing of older oil tanks.

Asbestos Analytical Services

Analytical Services – Phase Contrast Microscopy Steer Environmental Associates Ltd. provides on-site air monitoring and mobile analytical services for asbestos and other fibres in air by Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) to ensure clients satisfy occupational monitoring and reoccupancy requirements of WorkSafeBC. Located in Nelson, Steer Environmental provides the Kootenay region with responsive service by AHERA-certified […]


Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Steer Environmental Associates Ltd. offers certified professional inspections and indoor air quality monitoring of building environments for mould and other noxious agents. Following identification and delineation of noxious sources, Steer Environmental can assist clients by recommending cost-efficient, practical solutions to ameliorate or remediate problem areas.


Hazardous Building Materials Assessment

Steer Environmental Associates Ltd. provides professional hazardous building materials assessment services for asbestos and lead by an Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) certified inspector. AHERA-certified inspectors are trained to identify, sample, and delineate hazardous materials including asbestos-containing materials (ACM), asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM), and lead paint among others. Following identification and delineation of hazardous materials, Steer Environmental assists clients by recommending cost-efficient, practical solutions to ameliorate or remediate problem areas. Steer Environmental has completed numerous hazardous building material assessments in Nelson and Trail, for asbestos and asbestos-contaminated materials such as vermiculite insulation.


Residential Heating Oil Tank Removal

Heating oil storage tanks often trigger environmental due diligence requirements prior to real estate transactions for residential properties. Monitoring of the tank removal process, as well as confirmatory sampling of site media following tank removal is required to document conditions following tank removal. Steer Environmental offers project management services for residential heating oil tank removals, including preliminary inspection, contractor engagement, on-site monitoring of decommissioning and removal, confirmatory sampling, and remedial planning as required to ensure due diligence and financing requirements are satisfied.