We purchased an older home and had some environmental tests done. One of the tests was an asbestos air test, which came back as positive, with high levels of asbestos found in every floor of the house. Naturally we were really upset and freaked out.
The environmental tester was going to come back the following week to look for bulk samples to take to find the source of asbestos, but we wanted for someone to look right away. I started to call other environmental testers, and to my surprise, found out that what the original tester failed to tell us was that the test he took did not actually find asbestos, but fibers in the air, which may or may not be asbestos, and that there is another test (a TEM test), that will specifically look for asbestos fibers.
One of the several companies that told me this was Alan from AllMax Home Inspection - I went with him because he seemed pragmatic and knowledgeable, and offered a fair price for the test.
He was able to come relatively quickly, and ran the tests for us, which came back negative to our relief.
One thing we did find was asbestos wrapped around some of our ducts running up the walls, which he bulk tested (for a reasonable price as well). Based on the location of the asbestos, Alan recommended we seal it off since it would have been more costly and dangerous to remove. We had a remediator come in to get another opinion, and he recommended the same thing.
Overall, Alan was very knowledgable, helpful, and was cost conscious in his recommendations for remediation. He even did a brief walk around of our house, pointing out things the home inspector missed at no additional charge.
I would recommend him again.