The US Environmental Protection Agency EPA requires any renovation, repair, and painting project that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 be done by certified contractors trained in safe work practices. This law has increased public awareness of the need for lead detection and monitoring. Lead poisoning is a health threat to children but lead exposure is health threat for everyone. New Jersey has its own licensing program separate from the EPA licensing requirements. Our firm is certified as a Lead Evaluator Contractor.
Lead Paint Risk Assessments – A certified Lead Based Paint Professional will do a visual inspection of all surfaces to identify and determine the condition and exposure potential from the materials in area of concern. In areas of deteriorated paint based on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) methodology sampling locations will be chosen based on use patterns and observations. Collecting wipe samples to determine if lead dust is considered a hazard may also be necessary to determine risk.
Lead Paint Inspections – Are conducted by doing a room by-room inspection of painted components. We will take samples when necessary or use a portable device called and XRF spectrometer. This device uses X-ray fluorescence technology to determine the elements present in a sample. XRF is testing is non-destructive and the results are immediate and accurate. Based on the results we can make recommendations following all state and federal regulations.
Lead surveys and project management – A survey identifies the presence or absence of lead-based paint, LBP. We can identify where the LBP is located and make it easier for you to monitor it and reduce the chances of having any problems in the future. We are state certified to certify your property as being lead free. We can also assist you in being compliant with regulatory industries.
Lead Exposure Monitoring – We will conduct personnel and area monitoring to determine worker exposure to lead dust and fumes during various work activities. We provide initial and follow-up employee exposure monitoring services during construction, demolition, maintenance/repair. Personal air quality samples are taken within the workers’ breathing zone to ensure worker safety and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA guidelines.