The assessment of properties for lead-based paint is frequently performed as a part of the due diligence process for real estate transactions or prior to construction activities. Requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have increased the awareness and need for services to determine the presence and condition of lead-based painted surfaces, and for the need to develop means to remove or encapsulate painted surfaces, and to protect workers.
We have performed these assessments utilizing laboratory analysis of selected paint chips, as well as by using portable X-ray fluorescence technology. Our personnel are experienced in lead-based paint inspection and risk assessment services. They have provided numerous clients with abatement services. Our projects have included the removal of lead-based paint from ornamental metal-work at National Historic Landmarks, and air monitoring during renovation activities to ensure the integrity of the containment devices utilized to control the spread of air-borne lead dust.