What Does an EMF Testing Cost?
The cost of an EMF testing and consulting service is relative to the benefits received. With the wrong company, the price you were quoted is often not what you end up paying. Also, with the wrong company, additional costs to you could be unnecessary expenses, loss of time, and increased stress. Sometimes, you are simply provided false knowledge and incorrect information. Sometimes, the solutions will have dire health consequences.
Three things to first consider:
1) What's the cost to you if the electromagnetic field testing overlooks a significant EMF?
2) What's the cost if the EMF company sells you something that you not only overpaid for but don’t even need…and it makes you ill?
3) What's the cost if you were told that a certain level was harmful, but the levels were only high because the meter was either an amateur model of a professional brand or the meter was not calibrated?
There are a few EMF technicians in NYC who have been undercutting our rates since they were first listed on our website. If our rate was $500 for a single floor apartment, they would quote $350. Customers would tell us the competitions' rates. Some would say we charged too much. Those who recognized quality still went with us.
But, I was baffled. How was the competition making a living charging so little, especially since they were coming from out of state?
The answer eventually became evident. The first new client who called us who had previously had one of the competition test their home had read our website and noticed the EMF guy they had didn't test nearly the number of things we listed. When I went to the new client’s apartment, I was astonished that all electric fields were over-looked! I asked the client how long the EMF tester spent in her apartment. It was no more than 30 minutes! I was there for 2.5 hours testing, not talking.
The next apartment we encountered where the competition had tested, showed that a few different EMF issues were completely overlooked and this guy sold her 6 Green Wave filters which she didn't even need! He sold her Y-shield RF blocking paint, too, which would not have been my first choice. The paint was applied with no flooring and without being grounded. She was ill with an adrenal issue.
The most recent apartment had a similar story. Our new client had 3-bed canopies (for her and her husband, and their two children.) These canopies did not have flooring and weren't grounded. The cell signal and nearby WiFi signals were coming through the floor and being trapped inside the netting. The Cornet meter the competition sold her showed zero RF levels. My professional RF Analyzer, a Gigahertz Solutions HF59B, showed more than 5000 micro-watts per meter-squared! To add, the skin voltage was increased to 2 Volts!
Remember, an ungrounded canopy is an antenna for microwave RF. If it's ungrounded it will also increase the electromagnetic field in your bedroom. We don't recommend bed canopies. The air doesn't circulate well inside and some feel it makes them too warm. RF Canopies increase the RF in the room. They also increase the EMI in the room. And, they will increase your skin voltage unless you ground them to the earth outside. Using the wall outlet ground only adds interference to the hot wire and further corrupts an already corrupted ground. Especially in a high rise apartment building where the grounding is always corrupted.
The competition also sold her three grounding mats for all of them to sleep on. Yikes! As I've written, when you stand on a grounding mat or pad you become a part of the ground. That is why the voltage reading on your skin read zero. All of the electricity in the room is being channeled through you! You ARE the antenna and the electromagnetic field is going through you and into that expensive grounding pad. You just paid to make yourself ill. (Sarcastically, it doesn't surprise me that there's a growing number of doctors recommending grounding pads. It also says something that my emails informing them of these terrible products get completely ignored.)
The third issue was that the competition sold this client 6 EMI electromagnetic interference A.K.A. "dirty electricity" filters, too! Just what was his sales approach? He uses an EMI wall tester with a 2-pronged plug that he inserts into a wall outlet. This gives the EMI level on just the hot wire on the associated circuit (the hot wire coming from the mains.) By the way, this does not tell you how corrupted the neutral or the ground wires are, but you can assume that they are, also. EMI on the hot wire may affect how your electronic devices function. If EMI is high (more than 500 millivolts.) your devices may stall, slow, or just quit.
Again, EMI is caused by cell signals or power line energy piggy-backing onto the hot wire within your electrical cabling. This is the same EMI that worries your airline pilot when he/she asks you to place your phone on airplane mode before the landing gear is engaged, or why certain hospital wings with critical life-sustaining electronics and testing equipment have “no-cell-phone” wings or sections.
At ELEXANA, we use a Gigahertz Solutions NFA 1000 to monitor the EMI that is actually in the air, too. This is a proprietary technology unique to this piece of equipment. EMI in the air is harmful to humans and their pets. Often, we see an EMI level at around those same levels on the hot wire (50 mV - 500 mv) which this EMF guy pedals the "dirty electricity" filters to customers, but the actual EMI in the surrounding air will be a safe range. There was no need for the client to purchase filters.
One other thing to keep in mind about these filters is that they will emit an AC magnetic field (ELF) and effect anyone close by. Therefore, filters need to be installed in outlets that are not nearby where people will be sleeping or sitting. So yes, you may reduce the EMI on the hot wire, but filters will increase the ELF in the room (and, often on the electrical line.)
We have an affiliation with the excellent Green Wave Company who manufacturer and sell these EMI filters. However, we recommend applying them for only rare instances. We don't indiscriminately push these onto unknowing clients with the trick of showing them the high EMI reading on the hot wire and scaring them into thinking they need these filters to protect their families. It’s a sleazy way to make a quick buck.
If there was a high EMI on the circuit and a client was running complex calculations on their home or work computer, in real time, or they were having unexplained program malfunctioning and the computer had ample memory, then we might recommend the computer be plugged directly into one of these wall outlet filters. We would also recommend that the filter be at least 10 feet from their body.
So, the competition sold this poor client the EMI filters. The commission on these alone meant he ended up charging the client more than $150 more than our rate! That's how he beats us by $150! In the end, he made between $1000-$2000 dollars over what these people would have paid us, and now they are becoming even sicker!!! ...very slick and reprehensible!
No matter what someone claims as their credentials for EMF consulting, there are only a handful of capable and honest EMF testing firms in the USA. (Call us if you are not in the New York area, and we will try to give you a name for your particular area.) I've encountered Building Biologists, professional engineers (guys with B.S. degrees in electrical engineering who own a few meters), home inspectors, mold testers with EMF meters, etc. Having credentials does not make one an honest person, it doesn't make them knowledgeable about EMF testing, and especially doesn’t mean they know anything that’s correct about remediation.
So, how do we determine our fee? Fortunately, we now have a few hundred homes and businesses under our belt. We used to have a flat fee for a single floor apartment in Manhattan, but we learned to change that policy.
We had a flat fee for a single floor apartment, in Manhattan. This ended up not being so fair for clients, or for us. If the clients’s apartment was a small one bedroom, they would pay the same as someone with a 4 bedroom apartment that was the entire floor of the building. The time difference for the testings, data logging, report, and recommendations was significant. Someone with a small 2 bedroom house should not have to pay the same amount as someone with an eight bedroom mansion.
Now, we estimate the total time of the testing, data entry, report, and travel expenses. A senior citizen living on their social security payments who is bedridden will naturally pay an adjusted fee. Someone living on the upper west side will pay less than someone living in Western New Jersey (because of travel expenses and travel time.)
We also give a small discount to all seniors, military service personnel, police, firefighters, school teachers, and MTA workers. (My Dad worked for the MTA and I know first-hand of their daily struggles.) We will always work with you to make sure you get what you need. Our passion is doing a good job and keeping you healthy.
When it comes to remediation, we give you suggestions from the least expensive to the most extensive. Often, mitigation costs work like buying stereo equipment; you can pay a ridiculous amount more for the smallest increment of improvement. We'll take care to advocate for you. (Yes, we are also patient/doctor advocates.)
Much of our remediation happens during the testing and is included. Much of what we recommend costs just a few dollars, not hundreds or thousands.
We make our money from our health programs. The EMF testing is usually the first protocol to being healed. Many who want our testing also want our health programs because of their unprecedented success.
Over the weekend, I had a new client from Santa Monica, California. She informed me that the City of Santa Monica holds EMF testing to be so important to health that it is now funding EMF testing for every resident of Santa Monica.
If everyone knew how harmful EMF is to health, our receptionists at ELEXANA would be overwhelmed with callers.
So, what does an EMF testing cost? Just give us a ring @ (212) 706-1252 and we work to provide you a fee. It’s a pleasure to discuss this with you.