Lead Inspection, Risk Assessment, And Abatement
Lead-based paint is an environmental hazard prevalent in structures constructed prior to 1978. While durable in nature, lead presents a health hazard to all persons,
primarily children younger than six years of age. It is associated with developmental and learning disabilities, reproductive problems, and systemic damage to the nervous system,
kidneys, and other vital organs. Any damaged or deteriorated lead-painted surfaces should be assessed, encapsulated, enclosed, or remediated to prevent exposure.
ACM's lead inspection and risk assessment staff utilize state-of-the-art inspection techniques to evaluate structures and surfaces for lead content. These inspections are frequently
required as part of due diligence for real estate transactions, federal funding, loans, and foreclosures. Lead risk assessments determine the existence, nature, severity, and location
of lead-based paint hazards. Our services are performed in accordance with HUD guidelines to determine if child-occupied housing or facilities are lead-safe and recommend methods for
mitigating identified hazards.
As an EPA-accredited lead abatement contractor, ACM complements its assessment services with in-house remediation services. Control of
lead hazards may include encapsulation with paint coatings, an enclosure with physical barriers, stabilization of deteriorated painted surfaces, or complete abatement of lead from painted surfaces.