Initial Visual Paint Inspection:
Is a visual inspection of interior painted surfaces required by HUD, EPA, and the NYC Local Law 1 to identify and fix lead paint hazards in buildings built before 1960 and or between 1960 and 1978, that have three or more units, and where a child under the age of 6 resides. This inspection typically lasts between 30 to 60 minutes.
Lead Based Paint with XRF Testing:
Is a non-destructive method of testing for Lead Based Paint. An X-Ray Florescence gun (XRF) is used to read the lead levels in paint. Inspection completion time depends on the size of the area and amount of rooms being tested.
Dust Wipe Test:
Tests for lead levels in dust found in the home often and most commonly done after renovation and cleaning is performed. This checks for any remaining evidence of lead dust in the residence. Samples are collected via Ghost Wipes and sent to a lab for analysis. Results are then evaluated to determine if they fall within the EPA acceptable limits.
Material samples are collected and sent to a laboratory for analysis to determine the presence or absence of asbestos. This is commonly done prior to renovations and or to determine the presence of ACBM (asbestos containing building materials).
Water can be tested for many conditions such as potability (drinking water), sewage contamination, heavy metals, and chemicals.
Mold and Moisture Assessment:
Inspections and or assessments can be conducted depending on the particular moisture event for example, plumbing failures, floods caused by weather events, pipe condensation, roofing failures, etc...
Indoor Air Quality:
Typically needed when the occupants of a building complain of odors and other concerns that disrupt their work or living environments. As with moisture assessments there can be many possible causes including, but not limited to, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning).
These inspections are performed for you and your family's safety, as well as for your work environment, and are thoroughly followed according to the required city, state, and federal protocols.