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26 Years In Business

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7 Fairchild Road
Newtown, CT 06470


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    Areas of Expertise

    • Testing
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    48 Verified Reviews
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    5.0 Larry F. New York, NY

    I hired Mr. Vernon to do the job and he was very quick and detailed.

    5.0 Jason Y. Brooklyn, NY

    Vernon respond promptly and price are reasonable compare to few other company I talked to. Report was provided the next day.

    5.0 S T. Rocky Hill, CT

    They made the process easy and weâ re very prompt and good to deal with

    5.0 Cindy D. Stamford, CT

    Vernon responded immediately (in the evening) to the Home Advisor inquiry and he was available for lead paint testing and provided a report quickly for a city building permit. I hired him again for follow-up asbestos testing. I am thankful for his responsiveness (the permit process has been challenging) and feel confident that he is advising me on what is needed and not creating extra or unneeded work. Highly recommend.

    5.0 Elizabeth C. Poughkeepsie, NY

    Was personable and happily explained any questions I had.

    5.0 Caroline Q. Poughkeepsie, NY

    It was urgent and they made themselves available immediately. The report was very thorough. Would recommend.

    4.0 Kwasi D. New Rochelle, NY


    5.0 Virginia C. New York, NY

    I 100% recommend S&B Environmental. Vernon was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and very responsive. In the middle of a stressful process where we needed urgent help with an asbestos situation, he came through for us with five stars!

    5.0 B and b T. Kingston, NY

    Vernon did an inspection for lead and asbestos on a home we are purchasing in Kingston that we are planning to renovate extensively and live in with two small children. Both lead and asbestos posed risks that could be dealbreakers for us depending on exact specifics of location and extent. My husband is an architect who has to deal with these kinds of inspections routinely while rehabbing old buildings. We were super crunched for time, meeting with multiple inspectors and contractors at the home in a single day. We needed someone who could just do the inspection thoughtfully and make decisions about what was necessary vs. unnecessary without us having to micromanage or weigh in on every sample. Vernon was just the ticket. We had discussed prior to the inspection that we wanted to ideally get assurances about the materials behind wood paneling being lead free but obviously we couldn’t take the paneling down to get readings on a house we don’t yet own. He assured us that using the XLR device would give us some certainty about lead content in what whatever was behind. Vernon was able to squeeze us into his schedule quickly. He showed up and did almost two hundred readings with the XLR device, meticulously tracked in a report he sent a few days later. We got a lot of positives for both lead and asbestos. He really thought through what was necessary and what would give us inconclusive information, so he saved us a little money by only doing readings that were actionable. His quick turnaround and methodically documentation helped us meet the deadline to submit the report to the sellers. It gives us great leverage with this info to negotiate and come to a reasonable division of financial responsibility for the repair work necessary to make this home safe for future occupants during the final weeks before closing. This is saving us a huge potential liability and surprise bill down the line. This is a seller’s market and one of the top ways buyers are getting the short end of the stick is by having to assume risks that sellers push them to abandon inspecting with the threat of just going with another bid. Acting quickly with good hired experts like Vernon buys you back a better position in a tough market. Well worth every penny.

    4.5 Ronald L. Hamden, CT

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