Asbestos and Lead Testing Process

Peace-of-Mind Is Right Around The Corner

We know how difficult it can be to wonder if your family or loved ones are safe.  We have a fast and seamless process that will have your asbestos and/or lead test results to you quickly so that you can breathe easy!

Contact Maypole

Call or email us with the details of your project.  If you have plans that you can send - even better!  This will help us provide you with a more accurate quote.

Receive Proposal

Once Maypole has received all the details of the project we will provide you with a proposal based on the scope of work - usually within 24 hours or less depending on how urgent it is. The faster we receive the specifics the faster we can get you your quote.

Schedule Inspection

Once the proposal is approved we can proceed to schedule the inspection - potentially as quickly as the next day if needed. We are very flexible and are usually able to accommodate the desired dates and times of our clients.

Await Lab Results

The inspector will drop of the samples at the lab the same day as the inspection. Standard turnaround for the results is 48-hours; however, they can be rushed at an additional fee if necessary.

Additional Consulting

If you have additional questions Maypole is always here to discuss your concerns and ensure that you have all the information you need. If asbestos is found we can walk you through what your options are and how to best move forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need an ACP-5?

Most construction projects requiring a work permit from the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) must file a complete construction package for New York City approval. The construction package, in addition to signed/sealed plans, requires an ACP-5 form.

Local Law 76/85 mandates an investigation to verify that no asbestos is present in the materials that will be disturbed. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Asbestos Assessment Report (ACP-5 form) confirms the project scope is asbestos free.

How quickly can I receive an ACP-5?

Maypole's standard turnaround for an ACP-5 is 48-hours from the time of inspection. If needed, this can be expedited to 24-hours at an additional fee.

How can I pay for the inspection?

Maypole accepts all major credit cards. We offer the ability for you to pay at the time of inspection or on-line at a later date.  If preferred, payment can also be made by check.

How will I receive the ACP-5?

Once Maypole has issued the ACP-5 we will email a digital copy to you for your records.  Additionally, we will send original, signed and stamped, copies to be used for the DOB filing.  These can be sent to whichever address and contact you prefer.

How long will the inspection take?

The duration of the inpsection will vary depending on the scope of work.  The majority of our inspections take somewhere between 45 minutes to an hour.

Why should I choose Maypole?

Maypole provides 48-hour turnaround and top-notch customer service. We support our clients throughout the entire process and provide results quickly so that you can focus on all the other important things in your life.

Who needs to be present at the time of inspection?

This is up to you! Many times our clients provide access to the space without anyone being there. Other times the architect, home owner, or project manager will be on-site during the inspection. We can work with whatever is easiest for you.

What happens during the inspection?

Prior to the inspection our team will thoroughly examine the project’s construction documents, most notably the demolition plans and notes. Once it is determined which materials will be disturbed during the demolition phase, we determine how many samples will need to be taken.

During the inspection the inspector makes small probes into each material being sampled. Before taking each sample he will wet the area to minimize the amount of dust particles released.  He or she then labels and records all the samples before bringing them to a certified laboratory for analysis.

What happens if asbestos is found?

If asbestos is found, the laboratory will advise the affected materials and the amount of asbestos present in each.  We will then contact you to review the materials and locations that came up positive and we can assist you in determining optimal next steps for your project.

If abatement is necessary we can provide you with resources where you can find a suitable abatement company.

Where do you conduct inspections?

Maypole conducts inspections in all 5 boroughs of New York City. Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island.

About Us

Maypole was founded by two people with a passion to improve the social and environmental well being of our community. We set out to provide superior service at a competitive price while simultaneously focusing on using our company to create a positive impact on our local surroundings. 

We provide asbestos and lead testing as well as ACP-5 forms in NYC.


Contact Us

(212) 634-7417

312-B Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013

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