Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products such as paint and gasoline. Exposure to lead can come from ingesting or inhaling lead dust that is created as lead-based paint (LBP) chips or peels from deteriorated surfaces, small paint chips are stepped on or a painted frame window is opened or closed. Lead may cause a range of health effects. Prior to 1978, many structures were painted with paint containing some amount of lead.
In accordance with OSHA regulations, property owners must determine the condition of LBP in their structures and provide this information to contractors before any renovations begin to protect workers from lead exposure. Therefore, a LBP survey is recommended as part of an initial investigation of a property and prior to any construction/demolition activities at a property. This survey and the associated sampling is the only way for an owner or prospective owner to confirm the presence or absence of LBP at the property.
GCE provides services from a visual survey and initial sampling of suspect LBPs to planning and abatement, with licensed professionals to your every lead related need.