Lead has long been recognized as a harmful pollutant. In homes with small children, it is especially important to identify the lead hazards since small children are more likely to suffer from lead exposure.

A lead inspection is a key step in identifying lead hazards within your home. If your home was built before 1978, there is a chance that lead-based paint was used on the interior or exterior, or both. And regulations require that target housing or child-occupied facilities constructed prior to 1978 be inspected for lead prior to any renovations or repairs. The only way to know if you are at risk is to have an inspection. Our accredited lead inspectors utilize the most state-of-the-art technology for their inspections, giving you immediate results in most cases.

While our lead inspectors will identify any lead-based paint, they can also assist you in determining your risk for lead exposure in your home. The most common route for lead to enter the body is from dust, which can originate from deteriorating lead-based paint and/or lead-contaminated soil that can be tracked in from outside. A risk assessment can provide you assurance that your family is not being exposed to levels of lead that are detrimental to your health.

It is not just residential customers that should be concerned about lead. Commercial clients can also be at risk for lead exposure during renovation projects. Lead monitoring is an effective tool in assessing your employees’ personal protective equipment needs while they are working with surface coated with lead-based paint.

Some of our key services include:

• Lead Bulk Sampling
• Comprehensive Lead Inspections
• Lead Risk Assessments
• Project Monitoring
• Project Management

Phoenix EnviroCorp’s inspectors and risk assessors are accredited in the state of North Carolina. They can provide lead inspections via an XRF survey or via paint chip sampling, whichever is required of the project. We can also collect samples to determine the lead content in dust, soil, and air.

Let us provide you piece of mind before your next renovation project, call Phoenix EnviroCorp for your lead inspection!

Lead Regulations:

EPA http://www2.epa.gov/lead/lead-regulations

HUD http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/healthy_homes/enforcement/regulations

OSHA https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10641

State of North Carolina http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/lead/lhmp.html