Lead Based Paint Testing
In 1977, lead paint (lead-containing paint) was banned in the United States and can no longer be used in residences, schools, hospitals, parks, playgrounds, public buildings or other areas where consumers have direct access to the painted surface. This ban also applies to furniture, toys and other articles intended for use by children (16 Code of Federal Regulations 1303).
All houses built before 1978 are likely to contain lead-based paint. The deterioration of this paint results in elevated levels of lead-contaminated dust which can be inhaled or ingested (particularly by children). Over time, continued exposure can result in lead (heavy metal) poisoning and can cause serious health issues.
TITAN Environmental offers fast, economical and reliable on-site lead-based paint inspections Orange County, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, South Bay, North Bay, East Bay and all of California using a portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer. The XRF quickly and accurately measures lead concentrations in painted surfaces without damage to the painted surface.
TITAN Environmental’s experienced lead-based paint consultants are Cal/DPH certified in project site surveillance and provide comprehensive lead-based services. During the abatement phase, technicians can monitor all abatement activities including personnel monitoring, ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, as well as the requirements of project specifications. After completion of a remediation project, consulting staff can prepare a comprehensive report of the project, including notifications to regulatory agencies, records of air and wipe samples, and recommendations to prevent further contamination.
California lead paint testing and inspection services include XRF inspections, paint chip sampling, and lead wipe sampling, risk assessments, in-place management, remediation design, remediation monitoring, clearance sampling, waste disposal consultation and waste stream analysis.