Lead Inspection Risk Assessment

Farmer Environmental Group is experienced in conducting Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated inspections in Child Occupied Facilities and Target Housing (pre-1978 structures), providing timely reporting with professional recommendations.

FEG utilizes Thermo-Niton X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analyzers during lead inspections.  The Thermo-Niton XRF Analyzer is state of the industry technology that allows our Licensed Lead Inspectors and Risk Assessors to obtain immediate results in the field.

While XRF analysis is the preferred method in many cases, paint chip testing is required in certain situations.  FEG employs a licensed and accredited third party laboratory when paint chip analysis is required.

Protection & Safety

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) governs the work of professional remodelers in homes and public buildings where there is lead-based paint. In buildings built before 1978 that are inhabited or frequented by pregnant women or children under seven and are used as residential, multifamily structures or public buildings, these rules apply. They require lead-safe work practices and training for all workers who may come into contact with lead. If lead content is unknown, the worker must sample every component to be impacted during work or a lead inspection must be performed by a certified lead inspector to determine which components contain lead. Any worker who will disturb this surface must be lead trained and practice lead-safe work.

Following the positive identification of lead-based paint, our qualified project design team develops specifications for lead abatement and implements lead air sampling protocols, work procedures, and clearance criteria.