Lead Based Paint Inspection Services
- Concern for a child’s health
- Deteriorated painted surfaces
- Planning a renovation or demolition
- Selling or buying a home
- Insurance requirements
- Health department violation
- Elevated blood levels
If a property was built prior to 1978 it may contain materials painted with harmful lead based paint. Federal, state, and some local laws require that painted building components be regularly inspected and tested prior to any removal or disturbance. Ingesting or inhaling lead paint can result in elevated blood levels (EBL) of lead and potentially lead poisoning. Children are most susceptible because they may chew on painted surfaces and crawl on floors where lead dust will settle. Children exposed to lead can suffer with disabilities, lowered I.Q. scores, hearing loss, behavioral problems, and even death. Adults can suffer with reproductive problems, high blood pressure, and nervous system damage.
WHY CHOOSE ENVIROCHECK?
Every year ENVIROCHECK performs thousands of residential and commercial lead inspections for homeowners, property managers, schools, hospitals, insurance companies, construction companies and for litigation support. ENVIROCHECK has a certified in-house lead laboratory, has earned laboratory EPA NLLAP (National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program) accreditation, and maintains all the federal, state and regional licensing required to perform these services.
ENVIROCHECK LEAD BASED PAINT INSPECTIONS
There are generally three type s, i.e. lead based paint inspections, risk assessments and clearances. Inspections are used to pinpoint the location of leaded paint, risk assessments are used to identify lead hazards in paint, soil, dust and sometimes water, and clearances are used to verify that lead paint abatement was done properly. Our technicians use an XRF (X-ray fluorescence) device to measure the amount of lead in paint, they collect dust or soil samples and submit them with proper documentation to an accredited laboratory for analysis.
The inspection is documented in a report that may describe:
- Purpose and Scope
- Visual observations
- Sampling Methods
- Component characteristics
- Laboratory Results
- Questionnaire Information (for EBL)
Lead risk assessment reports may also include recommendations for interim controls or abatement of lead hazards. Clearances reports will include a passing or failing evaluation of abated work areas.
At Envirocheck, our licensed and experience team of consultants are committed to helping property owners make informed decisions to ensure public health and safety.