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The best way to protect yourself, your family, or your tenants is to have a lead-risk assessment or paint inspection performed on your property.

Lead

Lead

AMD Environmental’s focus of service in the area of lead based paint is how to safely and economically deal with lead based paint issues while maintaining regulatory compliance.

Lead occurs as both a natural element found in the ground (or as dust in the air) and as part of manmade materials. Our approach to the lead issue is focused on keeping abreast of current regulatory changes and advising their clients with respect to compliance and potential lead health and/or legal related problems.

Lead can be present in a multitude of surface coatings throughout properties, and over time, accumulations of toxic dust can occur.  If not identified, this dust can cause physical and mental damage in children and adults alike.

Lead In Paint

Lead is a soft metal that is used in a surprising number of consumer products. Lead-based paint was used extensively as a surface coating up until 1978. Environmental problems arise when the paint breaks down (chips, cracks, flakes, etc.) and degrades into toxic paint chips and dust particles. There is a very real danger associated with lead poisoning, especially to developing children.

 

How to keep safe

The best way to protect yourself, your family, or your tenants is to have a lead-risk assessment or paint inspection performed on your property. We can identify all lead-based surface coatings in the home with our knowledge, experience, specialized testing techniques and technology.

The information gained during a surface by surface lead-Inspection is good for the life of the property and will help determine cost effective ways to eliminate or control future issues.

HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control

EPA Lead Programs

National Center for Environmental Health

Lead is a soft metal that is used in a surprising number of consumer products.

Lead Inspections and Assessments

LEAD BASED PAINT INSPECTIONS

AMD Environment specializes in lead based paint inspections. X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) is the state-of-the-art method for identifying lead based paint. It is a quick, non-destructive testing method that can read through multiple layers of paint (up to 3/8 of an inch) on a surface. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) specifies XRF sampling as the method of choice for lead-based paint inspections in housing. We use a Hueresis XRF Analyzer and perform inspections on single and multi-family dwellings, as well as apartment buildings, commercial properties, schools, daycare centers, medical offices and sites under construction. We can perform all of your inspection needs, whether it is for home owner’s insurance, getting approval for a mortgage, or most importantly, to comply with federal, state and city regulations governing lead based paint. AMD Environmental can help you understand and fulfill these obligations in a simple, timely, and cost-effective manner.

LEAD BASED PAINT RISK ASSESSMENTS

A lead-based paint risk assessment of a residential dwelling is to discover any lead-based paint hazards. A risk assessment includes a visual inspection of the dwelling, an assessment of building history, age, management and maintenance of the dwelling, use patterns, and the number of children under the age of 6 and women of childbearing age who reside or frequent the dwelling in addition to sampling of deteriorated paint, dust and soil. A Lead Based Paint Risk Assessment identifies lead hazards and provides an action plan for dealing with any identified hazards, which would include acceptable abatement and interim control methods, based on specific site conditions.