LEAD-BASED PAINT ASSESSMENTS
WFPI is licensed to perform Lead-Based Paint Inspections, Risk Assessments, Lead Hazard Screens and Clearance Evaluations in order to identify lead-based paint and lead dust hazards that may be present in a house or rental unit. All lead sampling services are performed as mandated by HUD, EPA, and the Ohio Department of Health.
Risk Assessments determine the immediate risks of lead hazards in a house or apartment. It includes research into the relevant history of the dwelling; a visual assessment; limited sampling; and reporting the results. These results will include identifying acceptable abatement and interim control strategies based on the dwelling’s conditions and the owner’s capabilities. Assessment reports identify the location and nature of any immediate lead based paint hazards, thus helping building owners make a proactive response including both short and long-term corrections
LEAD HAZARD SCREENS
Lead Hazard Screens are a type of assessment that applies to dwellings in very good condition. This type of housing is less likely to contain lead-based paint hazards and so there are fewer samples taken. It is important to note however that while fewer samples are taken, the criteria used in evaluating the results are much more stringent than in a standard assessment. It is important to discuss this type of assessment with your lead professional to consider whether or not your dwelling would be likely to pass.
Clearance Evaluations are a type of assessment performed after cleanup following abatement or interim control measures have been performed. This assessment determines if the cleanup was done properly and if all lead-based paint hazards were adequately addressed. If some hazards were overlooked, the assessor would recommend additional correction and clearance testing.
Inspections measure the concentration of lead in paint on a surface-by-surface basis. It will identify the concentration of lead-based paint on all components in a building or unit. As this process tests every painted surface, it is time consuming and more expensive than the other types of lead services. An inspection’s main purpose is to allow building owners in the process of abatement to avoid the cost of treating painted surfaces that are not lead-based. Inspection reports will list every tested surface and it’s lead paint concentration.