Lead Risk Assessments are conducted based on guidelines established by the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development and coupled with our extensive experience of providing lead consulting to various clients. A lead based paint risk assessment is conducted to determine whether lead based paint hazards exist and, if so, provide solutions on reducing and managing such hazards until complete abatement takes place.
Lead Based Paint Hazard – A lead-based paint hazard is any condition that causes exposure to lead from lead-contaminated dust, soil or paint that is deteriorated or present on accessible, friction, or impact surfaces that would result in adverse human health effects.
At EcoSpect, our staff are highly skilled at identifying potential lead based paint hazards and then using XRF testing, dust wipe testing and soil sampling to determine where lead hazards exist. Our risk assessment reports are designed to be easily understood with sensible and cost effective recommendations dealing with identified lead hazards.
1. Occupant Interview – owner/occupant is interviewed to determine occupant ages, usage patterns and to build history.
2. Visual Survey – all painted surfaces are inspected to determine areas of deteriorated paint as well as friction and impact surfaces.
3. Testing – XRF testing is conducted on surfaces that are identified in the visual survey with the potential to cause a lead hazard. Dust wipes are taken in areas prescribed by the HUD protocol.
4. Hazard Control Plan – all data is evaluated and compared to HUD established thresholds. A plan is developed to reduce or eliminate the identified hazards with accepted methods and practices. The hazard control plan explores all reasonable options for dealing with a particular hazard and gives rough cost estimates for the options.
EcoSpect can test your home for Lead Based Paint Hazards, looking for peeling, chipping, flaking lead based paint that is above the Federal guidelines of 1.0 mg/cm2. We are also looking for Impact of friction areas in the home to test for lead based paint as they could potentially be hazardous. We will take dust samples from window sills and floors to determine how much lead dust is present. This is also part of our lead testing procedure in a Risk Assessment to determine the amount of Lead Based Paint Hazards present in a home. Call us today to learn more about our Risk Assessment in Syracuse and Rochester, NY at 585-207-3830 or complete our contact form.
EcoSpect serves the following counties in New York: Oswego, Onondaga, Cortland, Yates, Seneca, Cayuga, Schuyler, Chemung, Broome, Chenango, and Tompkins. To see the full list of cities we serve, click here.
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