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Lead-Based Paint Inspection Services

Inspection / Risk Assessment – All Lead-Based Paint Inspection Services are performed by our highly qualified, experienced California Department of Health (CDPH) Certified Lead
Inspector / Risk Assessors. Barr & Clark utilizes state-of-the-art-practices, equipment, and techniques in accordance with all regulatory standards while performing lead-based paint inspections. The method employed for lead-based paint inspections is X-ray fluorescence (XRF) using a Radiation Monitoring Device Lead Paint Analyzer (RMD LPA-1). This is a non-destructive, non-evasive means of testing. No need to take paint chips! Soil, dust, and water samples collected are analyzed for lead content by an approved laboratory.

Project Designs / Abatement Plans – Lead abatement specifications and project designs can be customized to suit your specific project. Each scope of work can be tailored to accommodate any budget, from complete component removal and replacement to simply encapsulating the lead-laden component. We design cost effective solutions based on our client’s specific needs. All Lead-Based Paint Project Designs, Abatement Plans, and Abatement Specifications are developed by a CDPH Certified Lead Project Monitor.

Operations & Maintenance Plans (O&M) – The majority of lead containing components may not need to be removed from your building if you know how to properly manage and maintain them. In the course of maintaining and repairing a building, workers engage in a variety of activities that may disturb lead paint or other lead-laden products. In order to protect both employees and occupants, these activities must be managed in a manner that eliminates or minimizes lead exposure. An essential element in the in-place management of lead is a “Lead Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan.” A Lead O&M Plan is a set of procedures and work practices that should be followed during routine building maintenance and cleaning. Barr & Clark’s O&M plans identify where the lead-laden components exist; how to monitor the condition of the components; how to handle lead-laden components; how to train your employees who will work on lead-laden components within the structure; how to keep from disturbing lead painted surfaces; and what to do if lead painted surfaces are disturbed.

Project Monitoring – Lead abatement can generate varying amounts of leaded dust, paint chips, and other lead-contaminated materials. It is important to protect residents and the environment from exposure to, or contamination from, these materials. Monitoring of the lead abatement activities will ensure that the abatement contractor is utilizing proper containment, abatement methods, cleanup techniques, disposal requirements, and following all federal, state, and local lead laws.

Clearance Inspection – Lead-Based Paint Clearance Inspections take place at the completion of all lead-related work. Clearance Inspections ensure that the lead abatement work was completed per the scope of work and that proper cleanup/disposal methods were followed. After visually assessing the abatement work, dust and/or soil samples will be taken in appropriate areas to verify the cleaning process. The Lead Clearance Inspection will be performed by one of Barr & Clark’s CDPH Certified Lead Project Monitors and/or CDPH Certified Lead Inspector / Risk Assessors.

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