EPA(NYS)/NJ Lead Evaluation
Lead hazard evaluation may be accomplished by risk assessment or inspection, or by a combination of both. The combination approach results in an identification of all lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazard. Optimum Environmental Solution, LLC is staffed with workers certified by both New York (EPA) and New Jersey States in Lead Inspection and Risk Assessment.
"Paint inspection" is a surface-by-surface investigation of all painted surfaces-interior and exterior, in common areas of multifamily as well as in dwelling units-using portable x-ray fluorescent (XRF) analyzers and/or laboratory analyses of paint samples to determine the presence of lead-based-paint, and provision of a report on the results.
"Risk assessment" is an onsite investigation of a residential dwelling for lead-based paint hazards and includes, but not be limited to, a visual inspection; limited environmental samplings of dust, soil, and deterioted paint on building components; and a report of the results that identifies acceptable abatement and interim control strategies for controlling any lead-based paint hazards identified.