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Lead Testing

Lead Survey & Lead Paint Testing

​Lead Risk Assessor Serving Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Beyond

Lead paint is dangerous for a number of reasons, not only in homes, but in public spaces and offices as well. In 1977 the United States’ Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, created a ban on lead paint because of the dangerous effects it carried. Widely used lead paint is now classified as a hazardous material and has a history of causing lasting health effects on the general population. Lead surveys and exposure monitoring are frequently needed in construction settings as well as manufacturing and industrial processes involving lead-containing materials.

Why Choose RPF Environmental for Your Lead Inspection?

RPF Environmental has NH State Certified Lead Inspector and Lead Risk Assessor personnel that perform OSHA worker exposure surveys and EPA-related waste compliance for lead and lead-containing paint across all New England states. We currently do not conduct residential lead inspections in MA and ME.

 


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Lead Paint Testing

Lead paint testing and removal are one to the best ways we can protect ourselves from the devastating effects of lead paint exposure. RPF Environmental has been a leading provider of lead paint testing services in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and throughout the United States since 1991. Lead paint testing and exposure monitoring are needed more often than many people realize, especially in construction and renovation settings.

RPF Environmental has NH certified lead inspectors and lead risk assessors on staff who have years of experience helping clients keep their buildings lead free. The lead paint inspection and abatement services we provide include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead survey for OSHA worker exposures
  • Residential LBP risk assessments and Lead Safe Certificate (NH only)
  • Waste characterization
  • Lead remediation design, bid, and contract administration

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Lead Inspection & Abatement Services

RPF Environmental offers our clients highly trained and experienced staff members that can provide a wide range of services, including:

  • Lead survey for OSHA worker exposures
  • Waste characterization
  • Lead and RCRA 8 TCLP analysis
  • Air, water, and surface dust testing & analysis
  • Residential LBP risk assessments and Lead Safe Certificate (NH only)
  • Litigation support
  • Accredited laboratory analysis
  • Lead remediation design, bid, and contract administration

Identifying Lead in Paint

Identifying lead paint can be extremely difficult, especially if you’re not a professional. Still, there are signs that you can look for that can help you determine if paint is lead based or not. The following are a few tips for how to identify lead paint:

  • Age – Determine how old the paint is. Most lead paint is from prior to 1977.
  • Condition – Carefully examine the paint. Signs it could be lead paint are if it’s wrinkling and cracking. Another sign is if it’s producing a chalky residue.
  • Test – You can try using a lead paint testing kit. However, they are less safe and accurate than a professional test and lab analysis.
  • Professional – The most reliable way to identify lead paint is to have a professional conduct an inspection and test.

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Who is Most At-Risk of Lead Poisoning?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the most common victims of lead paint are children, due to their natural response of putting foreign objects and their own hands in their mouth. If an environment contains lead, the surfaces that children contact can likely get them sick. However, children are not the only ones at risk; lead dust is also a hazard for building maintenance staff, construction workers, manufacturing employees, and even some hobbyists.

Some effects of lead-based poisoning include:

  • Brain damage
  • Kidney damage
  • Headaches
  • Stomachaches
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Irritability

The best way to avoid lead poisoning is to use proper work and cleaning methods. If you believe that there is a danger of lead paint in your building, contact us today schedule a lead survey with a professional lead risk assessor.

What are Early Signs of Lead Poisoning?

A high level of lead exposure causes lead poisoning. Homes built before 1978 are most likely to contain lead. In addition to headaches, cramps, and hyperactivity, lead poisoning is characterized by memory loss. A blood test for lead can diagnose lead poisoning.

Does Lead Poisoning Go Away?

Lead Poisoning: Is there a Treatment? Pediatricians emphasize prevention as the only way to reverse lead poisoning’s effects. However, a diet high in calcium, iron, and vitamin C can help the body absorb less lead.

Call RPF Environmental to Schedule a Lead Paint Inspection

Keeping your building free of lead paints is an important step in keeping you and those around you healthy while also saving you unforeseen costs in the future. Here at RPF Environmental, we specialize in getting the job done for commercial entities. We know that you have enough on your plate and we can help with guaranteeing one of the fastest turnarounds for time-sensitive projects. If you are concerned about lead in your building contact us today. With our emphasis of close communication and the dedication we have for our clients, you can rest assured we will get the job done.

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Call RPF Environmental at 603-942-5432 to learn more about our lead paint abatement, inspection, and risk assessment services.

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