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This page outlines typical fees for on-site & laboratory paint failure investigations/testing.
With offices in New York and Guanajuato, Mexico, we provide specialized forensic building diagnostic on-site and laboratory services throughout North America.
After having corresponded with us by email to confirm just what analysis and services are needed, package individual paint chips in small hard containers or if in plastic bags, pack so as to protect further breakage of the paint chips into smaller fragments.
Payment Methods: We accept payment for services by check, credit card / PayPal, or cash, and we provide invoices for our services.
Payment instructions and options, including how to make payments online are described at PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Vassar College Box 419
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie NY 12604
UPS / FEDEX / US Post Office EXPRESS MAIL Deliveries are accepted but -
PLEASE DO NOT REQUIRE A SIGNATURE on packages sent to the lab -- If using Express Mail sign the box used for Waiver of Signature. Failure to follow this suggestion will delay processing of your sample and may result in the sample being returned to you without processing. If you are using the U.S. Post Office's Express Mail be sure to check and sign the signature waiver box on the mailing label. Otherwise the postal carrier will not leave your sample at our lab drop box.
Future Consulting, No Fee. We do not bill for future consulting regarding services we have provided.
No Hidden Costs: Inspection fees and fees for other services will be reviewed with you and committed before any work is performed.
The fees in this table are subject to change without notice.
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Payment Methods: We accept payment for services by check, credit card, PayPal, or cash, and we provide invoices for our services.
Payment instructions and options, including how to make payments online are described at PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS for Services Provided by Daniel Friedman - American Home Service Co.
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