CFL Environmental Logo

Call Us Now for a FREE Phone Consultation

CFL Environmental Logo

Call Us Now for a
FREE Phone Consultation

LEAD BASED PAINT ASSESSMENTS & TESTING

What is lead?

Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, lead can be toxic to humans and animals.

Is lead toxic to humans?

Yes, lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially to young children. When lead is absorbed into the body, it can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs. Lead may also cause behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures and in extreme cases, death. Some symptoms of lead poisoning may include headaches, stomach aches, nausea, tiredness and irritability. Children who are lead-poisoned may show no symptoms.

How does lead enter the body?

Both inside and outside the home, when lead-based begins deteriorating, it mixes with household dust and soil. Children may become lead-poisoned by:

  • Putting their hands or other lead-contaminated objects into their mouths.
  • Eating paint chips found in homes with peeling or flaking lead-based paint.
  • Playing in lead-contaminated soil.

What are your needs?

CFL Environmental Solutions, Inc. will help you determine whether you need a Lead-Based Paint Inspection or a Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessment.

Request a FREE
Phone Consultation

using the form below or call us at:

(386) 679-7326

Lead-Based Paint Inspection:

A Lead-Based Paint Inspection is an inspection of a structure (residential, commercial, or child-occupied facility) to determine whether lead-based paint is present, and if so, the location of the building components which contain lead-based paint. As defined by Title X of the 1992 Housing and Community Development Act, lead-based paint is defined as having lead concentration at or above 1.0 milligram per square centimeter of a surface (1.0 mg/cm²) or 0.5 percent by weight of a paint chip (5,000 parts per million). The inspection includes a review of available information regarding the structure’s building material and age of original construction. Generally, a lead-based inspection is conducted with a hand-held X-Ray Fluorescence (XFR) instrument. It is possible to have a lead-based hazard even though the inspection indicates that the lead-based paint does not exceed 1.0 mg/cm² because paint deterioration releases lead-based dust.

Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessment:

A Lead-Based Risk Assessment determines the presence or absence of lead-based hazards and recommends appropriate engineering controls.  A Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessment includes:

  • A review of available information regarding the structure’s building material and age of original construction.
  • A complete visual inspection to observe the accessible areas of the structure and to locate, identify and assess the condition of suspected lead-based hazards.
  • Collection of samples of each suspected lead-based hazard, including paint chips, dust, soil and occasionally water, for testing.
  • Analysis of the samples.
  • Preparation of a report with photographs, test results, floor plan and recommendations for appropriate engineering controls.

Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) Rule:

The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) Rule requires that those engaged in renovation, repair or painting activities in homes or child-occupied facilities (such as day care centers and preschools) built prior to 1978 be trained and certified in lead-safe work practices, and use these work practices to guard against lead contamination. It also requires that contractors provide information on lead safety prior to beginning work.

Residential Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Program (Section 1018 of Title X):

This program requires that potential buyers and renters of housing built prior to 1978 receive certain information about lead and lead hazards in the residence prior to becoming obligated to buy or rent, and provides for an independent lead inspection for buyers.  Sellers, landlords and agents are responsible for compliance.

Certifications/Licenses

• Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)
American Council For Accredited Certification
Certificate #02324

• Florida Licensed Mold Assessor
License #MRSA28

• AHERA Asbestos Facility Inspector
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Certificate #AA1011171R06
ID #9775

• OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Material/Waste:
Health & Safety
29 CFR 1910.120

Contact Us

Phone: 386-679-7326
Fax: 386-615-2043

chuck@cflenvironmental.com

Mold inspection Daytona Beach      Environmental Assessments Daytona Beach

Contact Us

Phone: 386-679-7326
Fax: 386-615-2043
chuck@cflenvironmental.com

      

Certifications/Licenses

• Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)
American Council For Accredited Certification
Certificate #02324

• Florida Licensed Mold Assessor
License #MRSA28

• AHERA Asbestos Facility Inspector
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Certificate #AA1011171R06
ID #9775

• OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Material/Waste:
Health & Safety
29 CFR 1910.120