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Lead-Based Paint Testing & Inspection Services

Professional Lead Paint Testing, Surveys, and Risk Assessments

Providing Affordable Lead Paint Testing Services to Clients in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, and Nationwide

Lead paint testing, risk assessment, and removal are among the best ways you can protect your family or business from the irreversible effects of lead-based paint exposure. Lead-based paint inspections are done to investigate surfaces and determine the presence of lead paint in your home or business. This will help you in planning safe work procedures when renovating, repainting, or removing lead paint.

RPF Environmental has trained and certified lead paint inspectors and risk assessors with years of experience to help test for lead paint in your home/business.

Why Choose RPF Environmental for Lead Inspection Services

As a leading provider of lead paint testing services in Massachusetts, Maine, New York, New Hampshire, and throughout the United States since 1991, RPF Environmental can help guarantee accurate and reliable results. We use advanced technology and techniques for the effective identification and assessment of lead contamination in your property.

If you need help with lead paint testing and abatement, give RPF Environmental a call at 603-942-5432 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation. To learn more about lead based paint and lead based poisoning, visit our video center.


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Lead Paint Inspection Services We Offer

Lead-based paint testing and risk assessments are important in ensuring the safety of your family and business, especially in construction and renovation settings. RPF Environmental consists of NH certified lead inspectors and lead risk assessors who have years of experience in helping various clients keep their properties 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
  • Lead and RCRA 8 TCLP analysis
  • Litigation support
  • Air, water, and surface dust testing & analysis
  • Accredited laboratory analysis

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“We have worked with RPF Environmental for several years now. They are a great company to work with, very knowledgeable, helpful, professional and friendly.”

– Heather Nichols – Kahr Arms

“RPF is a great company to work with, highly knowledgeable, great to work with and accommodating.”

– Jennifer Gilbert- St. Charles School


“They are a great company and have provided prompt and professional services.”

– Bill Botting- SAU 60; Fall Mountain School District

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The Importance of Lead Paint Testing and Risk Assessment

What is lead-based paint and why is it dangerous?

Before the 1980s, lead was popularly used in paints for increased durability, accelerated drying, and corrosion resistance. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned lead paint in 1978 because of the danger it posed to people. Lead-based paint poisoning can cause a wide range of health problems, including:

  • Nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Memory problems
  • Brain damage
  • Abdominal pain
  • Kidney damage
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Irritability and mood problems
  • Reduced sperm count
  • Miscarriages, premature births, and stillbirths
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Digestive problems
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Death

How to Identify Lead Paint

Lead paint identification can be difficult, especially if for untrained individuals. However, there are a few signs you can look for to help you determine if paint is lead-based or not. Below are some tips for identifying lead paint in your home/business:

  • Age – Determine when the house was constructed to. If it is before 1978, it most likely has lead paint.
  • Condition – Examine the paint carefully. If it is cracking, wrinkling, or producing a chalky residue, it could be lead paint.
  • Test –Try using a home lead paint testing kit but take note that they are less accurate and safe compared to professional test and lab analysis.
  • Professional – Professional lead paint inspection and testing is the most reliable method for identifying lead paint.

How to Remove Lead Paint

If you’re not a professional, removing lead paint is not something you should attempt on your own. It can be dangerous and if you’re not careful, you could be the victim of lead-based paint poisoning.

Depending on what kind of shape the lead paint is in, you may be able to paint over it. If the lead paint isn’t flaking, peeling, cracking, or chipping, you may be able to use encapsulant primer and paint to cover and seal in the lead paint. Encapsulants prevent lead based paint from chipping, flaking, and producing lead dust. This helps prevent the lead paint from posing a health risk even though it hasn’t been removed.

While painting over lead based paint can be an option, in most cases, your best option is to have a lead abatement professional remove the lead paint for you. They will know how to take care of lead paint removal safely, efficiently, and thoroughly.

Suspect you have a lead paint problem? Call RPF Environmental at 603-942-5432 or reach out to us online to schedule a consultation with our experienced lead testing and abatement specialists today.


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