Asbestos Testing In Portland, OR

Asbestos is a group of six minerals made of flexible, heat-resistant fibers. Although asbestos is still included in hundreds of products in the U.S., numerous regulations have restricted its use due to its high carcinogenic potential and association with numerous health conditions.

If you live in a house built before 2004, you may want to schedule testing to assess how much asbestos is in the house and the risk of harm it presents to your family. Alpha Environmental offers comprehensive asbestos testing in Portland, Oregon. 

Call us today at 503-292-5346 to schedule an inspection.

Where is Asbestos Hiding? 

Since asbestos is used in numerous building materials, it can be all around you and yet hidden in plain sight. Some of the most common areas where asbestos is present include:

  • Insulation
  • Stucco
  • Roofing
  • Flooring
  • Fireplace
  • Textured ceilings
  • Siding


If you discover asbestos or suspect that it is in your home, contact Alpha Environmental.


Testing for Asbestos

Alpha Environmental professionals are highly trained and certified to perform testing in residential and commercial buildings. We utilize advanced equipment and proven testing methods to locate asbestos in your home or office. We use three different methods for identifying asbestos.

Material Samples

We utilize polarized light to analyze mineral-specific properties in fibers. We identify asbestos particles and various species of asbestos particles that exist throughout the interior. Tests specify the percentage of asbestos within a certain building material after analysis.

Dust Samples

Sampling dust from a surface by scrape sample, tape-lift, wipe, or micro-vacuuming are common methods that we use to determine the presence of asbestos on surfaces. The results are useful to our team when determining if asbestos is present in a building.

Contact Alpha Environmental for Asbestos Testing in Portland

If you need testing for asbestos in Portland, Oregon, contact Alpha Environmental today. Call (503) 292-5346 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate.

Asbestos Testing FAQs

Testing of suspect asbestos containing materials is required by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). For more information please visit:

Asbestos samples need to be at least 1 inch x 1 inch pieces for asbestos testing lab analysis purposes. Our AHERA certified sampling technicians do their best to remove as little material as possible from the most discrete area possible while still following the requirements. There may be visible damage when removing a sample that is simply unavoidable.

Drop Off Samples:

  1. Regular – $92 for first, $49 for each additional
    • Results would be available in about 5 business days. If you choose this option, we would only need about a 2-inch section of each area with about the size of a quarter of mastic included. Each room/area can go into Ziploc bags.
  2. Rush – 2-3 business day – $122 for first and $79 for each additional


Technician Site Sampling:

  1. Regular – $250 for selective sampling technician cost, $92 for first, $49 for each additional
  2. Rush – $250 for selective sampling technician cost, $122 for first sample, $79 each additional
  3. 1 Business Day Rush – $250 for selective sampling technician cost — $213 for first sample and $170 for each additional

Standard: 5 business day turn around

Rush: 2 business day turn around when received before 2:30 pm

Our technicians use AHERA certified sampling methodology, thereby virtually eliminating exposure risk
Approximately 1.5 hours
  1. When demolishing or remodeling in Portland or Lake Oswego
  2. When testing in any apartment, commercial building, or public building
  3. When remodeling or demolishing a home or multi-family unit (4 units or less) that is built after 1978 AND is NOT in Portland or Lake Oswego

Full site survey: $750 for technician

Limited Survey: $500 for technician –  $92 for first, $49 for each additional

Survey Rush:  $141 First Sample and $98 each additional

24 hour survey rush: $238 first and $195 additional

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A trusted member of our team will reach out within 1 business day to schedule

Why Choose Alpha Environmental

Our goal is to get the job done right while protecting our client. We are committed to ensuring you are safe in your residence, no matter what. We are fully licensed, bonded, insured, and here to help with all of your environmental needs.

Family Owned & Operated

We pride ourselves on strong company values that translate into service levels which go above and beyond average service providers

21+ Years Experience

For over two decades we've been doing the dirty work, serving residential and commercial customers in the greater Portland area

Care & Ownership

Our entire team is committed to ensuring your home or place of business is safe and every job gets done the right way

David D.
Lake Oswego, OR
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My wife and I experienced a hot water pipe busting in the crawlspace. It has been a total nightmare. However, Chris and his team provided expert quality care, with timeliness and the greatest degree of professionalism. I would HIGHLY recommend Alpha Enviornmental!
Zhanna S.
Beaverton, OR
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Can’t say enough about Alpha Environmental! Their costumer service is 10/10, they have really good systems in place, responsive, and professional. The gals in the scheduling department are always so kind! As a real estate agent, I use Alpha’s services numerous times a year. Either it’s for Mold bids, oil tank decommissioning, radon etc. They always do a fantastic job! Thank you for all the work you do!
Kristen L.
Portland, OR
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Wow where do I even begin?? We’re absolutely thrilled by the work Alpha has done for us and we’re eternally grateful to them for ridding our house of asbestos tile! They’re polite, kind, professional — from estimator Filo to manager Dame to Jake, Melvin and the other two guys on the crew (so sorry we didn’t get your names) — you guys are awesome and we so appreciate your help. Our house looks amazing. The peace of mind you’ve given us is priceless. We can’t thank you enough. We’ll certainly be in back in touch if we ever need any of your services again. Thank you thank you!!!
Jeff S.
Salem, OR
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Alpha environmental's employees were punctual, pleasant to work with and there services are reasonably priced. I highly recommend them because I would use them again in the future.
Lea C.
Tualatin, OR
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Took a water sample in for lead testing and they were so fast and helpful. Rodolfo was so nice and informative in explaining the testing and what it meant! Would definitely recommend everyone to go there and will go to them for any future needs!
Claire B.
Portland, OR
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Alpha environmental was extremely helpful in navigating me through the process of testing some leftover construction debris for asbestos so I could take it to the dump. Their office manager spent time with me on the phone discussing the options for sample collection, and was extremely friendly in answering my many questions. Sample drop off at the office was easy and the results even came back a few days earlier than expected. Will definitely return if I need more sampling done!
Jeff C.
Tigard, OR
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I would highly recommend anyone wanting, quick efficient services relating to environmental testing to check out Alpha Environmental. Not only was the staff friendly and responsive, but also professional! If I could 6 stars out of 5, I would!
Jotham P.
Portland, OR
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We used Alpha Environmental Services to conduct our home inspection, radon testing, sewer scope and oil tank decommissioning. Every part of their service was really professional. They took so many great photos of the house during the inspection and offered lots of explanation on what they found. Great team. Highly recommend!

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A trusted member of our team will reach out within 1 business day to schedule