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XRF Lead Testing: Lead-Based Paint Inspection

Professional XRF Lead Paint Testing

Certified Experts Offering XRF Lead Paint Testing Services in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Nationwide

Lead in paint is a toxic element that can cause irreversible health effects even on healthy people, especially children, pregnant women, construction workers, and renovation or demolition experts. This is why lead paint testing and risk assessment are necessary to protect your family or business from the damaging effects of lead exposure. One of the most accurate methods for identifying lead in paint is through X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) lead paint testing.

RPF Environmental offers professional XRF lead testing services for residential and commercial applications in the New England region and beyond. We have expert lead paint inspectors and risk assessors that have been providing tailored solutions for various clients for decades.

Why Choose RPF Environmental for Lead Paint XRF Testing

Our team is composed of certified professionals who are well-versed in lead laws and regulations so we can guarantee utmost compliance with the required standards in the industry. We have been a leading provider of lead-based paint testing services in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and other areas in the United States since 1991. So with our years of experience coupled with advanced technology, we can give you reliable and accurate results through XRF lead paint analysis.

Schedule a consultation with RPF Environmental now to get affordable lead paint testing and abatement services tailored to your specific needs!


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Lead and Lead Paint Testing and Inspection Services By RPF Environmental

RPF Environmental uses portable XRF lead testing guns for the efficient and accurate testing of lead-based paint especially in residential settings. This non-destructive method helps us detect lead even underneath multiple paint layers without removing or collecting samples. Our trained inspectors can effectively locate and determine the severity of lead paint hazards which can help in planning lead-safe renovation projects.

In case of inconclusive results or damaged surfaces where XRF reading is impossible, we can take samples and analyze them in our accredited lead testing laboratory. In addition, we offer more in-depth lead paint testing services to industrial and commercial clients for compliance with OSHA and EPA laws.

Aside from lead-based paint XRF testing, below are other lead paint inspection and abatement services we offer:

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

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What to Know About XRF Lead-Based Paint Testing

What is XRF Lead Testing? How Does It Work?

This method uses a hand-held XRF gun for lead testing where the affected surface is exposed to X-rays to determine the level of lead present in the paint. If the result is equal to or greater than 1 mg/cm2 of lead, the paint is considered lead-based paint according to the federal definition. However, take note that states and cities have their own standards when it comes to these limitations. Some have set 0.5 mg/cm2. Moreover, multiple XRF readings are usually taken to get more accurate results.

Benefits of XRF Lead Paint Testing

  • Fast and accurate results within seconds
  • Non-destructive for safe lead-based paint testing
  • Reduced lead-paint testing costs
  • Easy testing of various surfaces like walls, floors, doors, windows, etc.
  • Accurate lead detection on multiple layers of paint

The Dangers of Lead Paint: Reasons for Lead Paint Testing and Assessment

Lead can cause severe health complications once large amounts have accumulated in the body. These include long-term disabilities, cardiovascular and chronic diseases, and even death. Children below 6 years old and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of lead and can lead to permanent health impacts. This is why early identification of lead and removal should be done to prevent these from happening.

Moreover, you cannot identify lead-based paint through visual inspection and home test kits are not guaranteed to provide accurate results. Only professional testing from experienced inspectors can give you reliable results. Certified lead testing companies, like RPF Environmental, can also give you professional recommendations to help you with effective and lead-safe work practices.

Who Should Conduct XRF Lead Testing?

XRF testing should be done by certified lead inspectors and risk assessors who have experience in the various lead laws and regulations. This ensures that you will get error-free results to avoid costly mistakes and violations in the future. RPF Environmental has certified experts who can conduct XRF lead testing effectively while ensuring compliance with the required standards and regulations.

Contact us now for certified lead paint XRF testing services in the New England region and beyond! We also offer other hazardous materials inspection services including asbestos and mold testing.


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