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Lead-Based Paint Inspection & Testing

Lead-Based Paint & Soil Testing for lead exposure risk is especially important in structures built before 1978, which may contain lead-based paints or building materials. Whether you’re testing for peace of mind or federal regulation compliance prior to remodeling or demolition, we offer full or partial inspection of soil, drinking water, and final clearance sampling.

Question: How can I tell if my home or building contains lead-based paint?

Answer: The older your home, the more likely it contains lead-based paint. For example, 87% of homes built before 1940 have some lead-based paint, while 24% of homes built between 1960 and 1978 have some lead-based paint. Lead-based paint may be present in private single-family homes or apartments, government-assisted, or public housing, and in urban, suburban, or rural settings. If you want to know whether or not your home contains lead-based paint, EPA recommends one of the Following:

Assume your home contains lead-based paint and take the appropriate precautions. In pre-1978 homes and buildings, this is the simplest and safest approach.
Hire a certified professional ENVIROCARE CONSULTING, INC to check for lead-based paint. We will provide a State of California certified lead-based paint inspector or risk assessor can conduct an inspection to determine whether your home or a portion of your home has lead-based paint and where it is located. This will tell you the areas in your home where lead-safe work practices should be used for renovation, repair, or painting jobs. Our certified risk assessor can conduct a risk assessment telling you whether your home currently has any lead hazards from lead in paint, dust, or soil. Our risk assessor can also tell you what actions to take to address any hazards.

 

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(909) 772-6541 or (951) 687-3502

ENVIROCARE CONSULTING, INC.

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 Asbestos Inspection & Testing

Limited asbestos survey is conducted for remodeling and/or renovation project where only the building materials that will be impacted during the   remolding and/or renovation are sample. Comprehensive asbestos survey is conducted for demolition project where all building materials other than wood, metal, or glass are sample. An asbestos survey report signed by a Certified Asbestos Consultant is required prior to any demolition or renovation. See SCAQMD Rule 1403 (d) (1) (A). Surfacing materials sampling protocols (<1000 SQFT 3 Samples. >1000 to <5000 SQFT 5 Samples. >5000 SQFT 7 Samples).

 Asbestos Air Monitoring and Sample Analysis

Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) is the traditional method for determining airborne concentrations of asbestos fibers. PCM is widely used during most abatement procedures. Application includes personnel air monitoring, project air monitoring and final clearance testing for most abatement projects. PCM method has the advantage of fast turnaround time can also be done on-site and low cost.

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) is represents the most sophisticated technology available for characterizing asbestos minerals. This technique is now the standard for most airborne investigations including post abatement clearance testing as well as diagnostic and environmental monitoring activities for K-12.

 Question:   Which Buildings Require Asbestos Testing Prior to Renovation/Demolition?


Answer:     All of Them As the pace of new building construction continues to move slowly, building owners and operators are more often turning to renovation to increase the value of their buildings. •Millboard; •Gaskets; •Non-Roofing Coatings; •Automotive products (automatic transmission components, clutch facings, friction materials, disc brake pads, drum brake linings, brake blocks). Thus, it is evident from these lists that numerous building products may potentially still be manufactured with asbestos, and with the proliferation of products installed in buildings today imported from nations that do not regulate asbestos as strongly as the U.S., there is a very real potential for installation of new products containing asbestos.