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Lead Based Paint Inspection
 
Lead Hazard Inspections
A thorough examination of a dwelling unit or a property to identify lead-based paint hazards that are present. This will be accomplished in the following ways: 
  • Conduct testing of dust, soil, and deteriorated paint and includes a visual inspection for deteriorated paint and other hazardous conditions. Take dust samples from floors, interior windowsills and window troughs.
  • Conduct visual assessment of the unit and worksite to identify dust, debris, and deteriorated paint.
  • Samples will be taken, the number based on the type and amount of rehabilitation to be performed.
  • Submit samples to an NLLAP lab for analyses and results will be available within 7 working days.
  • A risk assessment includes an investigation of the age and history of the housing and occupancy by children under age six.
  • Upon completion of the risk assessment the proper documents required for the chain of custody of the sample will be completed and sent with the samples to the lab for testing.
  • A written report that explains the results and identifies acceptable abatement and interim control strategies based on specific conditions and the owner's capabilities for the controlling identified lead-based paint hazards will be prepared and submitted to the agency requesting the inspection.
     
Lead Abatement Supervisor: (Certified Supervisor)

The lead supervisor will take the information gathered by the lead hazard inspector and put together a plan to abate the lead hazard identified. The following is a brief description of actions to be undertaken by this service:

Perform a pre construction conference with all contractors and workers that will be involved in disturbing lead-based paint. The supervisor will be required to explain safe work practices and review the work specifications for each particular job site. The supervisor must explain the entire process to contractors, including possible increase in job cost, use of HEPA vacuum, clearance tests, relocation, and retainage.

The supervisor must be within two hours of the job site while abatement is being conducted.

The supervisor will be responsible for the proper standards being met and which methods should be used, repair deteriorated surfaces, Remove loose paint, or Apply New Paint to encapsulate.

Lead Clearance Examiner: (Certified Inspector)

The purpose of the clearance is to make sure that the unit is safe for occupants to return. Occupants are not permitted in the work area until it has passed clearance. The following is a brief description of actions to be undertaken by this service.
  • Conduct a visual assessment of the unit and worksite to identify dust, debris and deteriorated paint.
  • Take dust samples from the floors, interior windowsills, and window troughs.
  • Submit the samples to an NLLAP lab for analysis.
  • Write a report presenting the results of the clearance examination.