Lead-Based Paint

Lead-Based Paint Consulting

AirQuest is licensed to conduct lead based paint consulting services in several states.

Inspections

Our EPA certified Lead Based Paint Inspector conducts
inspections to determine the existence of lead based paint
through a surface-by-surface investigation of the residential dwelling, child-occupied facility, or other structure/object as requested by the client. In accordance with EPA requirements, the inspection is conducted using documented methodologies and adequate quality control measures and the results are incorporated into a report. Samples can be read onsite with an x-ray fluorescence (XRF) lead based paint analyzer or paint chip samples can be submitted for laboratory analysis.

Risk Assessment

If needed or at the request of the client, a risk assessment is conducted by an EPA certified Risk Assessor. The risk assessment includes a visual assessment of the building and paint condition. Sampling locations are selected based on use patterns and visual observations. Dust samples are typically collected in the areas such as the entryway, common spaces, the kitchen, the living room, a child's bedroom and playroom. Samples may be collected from floors, interior window sills (stools), window troughs, (window wells) and other surfaces suspected of contamination.

Any hazards identified as well as acceptable control measures, including interim control and abatement options are included in a written report.
The report includes rough cost estimates of specific alternatives by building component, including the costs of reevaluation (if applicable).

Clearance

Lead-based paint clearance sampling is conducted by an
EPA certified Lead Based Paint Inspector. In accordance with EPA requirements, the clearance is conducted at least one (1) hour after completion of abatement activities. The inspector conducts a visual examination to determine: (1) if all required work has been completed,
(2) if all lead-based paint hazards have been controlled, (3) that there is no visible settled dust, paint chips, or debris in the interior or around the exterior. If the visual inspection is satisfactory, clearance dust sampling
of floors, interior window sills, and window troughs is conducted.