The following words are just some you may encounter when hiring lead inspectors or lead inspection contractors.
acceptable clearance status
A clearance inspection proves whether lead levels are acceptable. The lead inspector who performed the inspection must fill out a Certificate of Acceptable Clearance Status in order for the building or home in question to prove that the structure has passed the inspection.
Also known as: Certificate of Acceptable Clearance Status
environmental lead inspector
Environmental lead inspectors are people who have been trained and certified to perform environmental lead inspections in homes and businesses.
Also known as: lead inspector, certified lead inspector, certified lead testing inspector, lead inspection contractor
environmental lead inspector technician
Environmental lead inspection technicians are individuals who have been trained and certified to perform environmental lead inspections in homes and businesses under the supervision of a certified environmental lead inspector.
Also known as: environmental lead inspection technician, lead inspection technician
lead hazard control
Lead hazard control is the repair, modification or removal of lead-containing surfaces including lead paint.
Also known as: lead paint removal, lead removal, lead control
Lead inspections usually include a visual assessment, dust sample testing, submission of samples for analysis testing, breakdown of test results and a prepared report that shares the findings of the lead inspection.
Also known as: lead clearance inspection, lead hazard control, lead hazard control clearance inspection, lead testing, lead dust testing
lead regulated buildings
Buildings and facilities that are required to pass a lead inspection are known as lead regulated buildings. These buildings include single-family homes, owner-occupied homes with children under the age of six, daycare facilities and childcare facilities, schools, and any other home or building where children under six will live or spend more than14 days per year.
Also known as: lead regulated facilities, lead testing facilities
Lead based paint and other coatings include paints, varnish, stain, shellac, polyurethane and other surface coatings that contain lead.
Also known as: lead paint, lead based paint, lead-based coatings
lead paint hazards
Lead-based paint hazards are any conditions or occurrences that expose people to unsafe levels of lead present in paint and other coatings. Conditions that may expose the lead in paint include old paint, chipping lead paint, deteriorated lead paint, damaged or cracking paint, friction or rubbing/sanding of lead paint, chewable lead paint surfaces (young children may be tempted to chew on painted surfaces such as windowsills), lead paint dust or even lead paint-contaminated soil.
Also known as: lead-based paint hazards
lead building component
Any building component that may be covered in lead paint or have lead paint-contaminated dust is considered a potentially-hazardous lead building component. Potential lead contaminated building elements may include walls, window sills, stairs, flooring, railing, metal surfaces, ceilings, trim and windows and doors. Lead testing services should test all of these surfaces when performing a thorough lead inspection.
Also known as: contaminated building surface, lead-contaminated surfaces
deteriorated lead paint
Lead paint that is deteriorating is a main source of lead contamination in homes and other buildings. Lead inspectors will look for contaminating sources of deteriorating lead paint including damaged paint on surfaces, flaking lead paint, blistering or bubbling paint, cracking lead paint, chalking, peeling and chipping lead paint, or lead paint that is separating from the underlying surface.
Also known as: deteriorating lead paint, deteriorating lead-based paint
lead clearance examination
After lead paint has been removed from a home or building, a lead clearance examination must be performed to determine whether a building is free from lead paint and suitable for habitation. Lead clearance testing includes a visual assessment, analyzing dust samples, and preparing a report on the findings. This test must be done by a certified lead inspector that was not involved in the lead paint removal.
Also known as: lead inspection clearance examination, lead inspection clearance, lead clearance testing, lead clearance test
lead paint testing
Lead paint inspections are performed by professional lead inspectors. These tests are performed by lab analysis or x-ray fluorescence (also known as XRF), and they determine the lead content of painted surfaces.
Also known as: lead paint tests, lead paint inspection
Visual lead paint assessment is usually the first part of any lead inspection. Visual assessment is a visual evaluation of interior and exterior surfaces to identify potential problems that can lead to exposure of lead paint risk. Certified lead inspectors are trained to perform visual assessments so they know which areas to test for lead paint exposure.
Also known as: visual lead assessment, initial lead inspection
Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing Program
This program accredits laboratories that analyze environmental samples for lead in paint, soil, dust and other surfaces and materials. The Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing Program ensures that the laboratories providing the testing produce reliable and accurate lead testing results.
Also known as: ELPAT, lead testing lab certification
home lead inspection
Home lead inspections are lead tests performed in homes, apartments and other residential buildings. These lead inspections are required for homes where children under the age of six live or will live for more than 14 days within the next 12 months. Home lead inspections must be performed by a certified lead inspection company.
Also known as: residential lead inspection contractor, residential lead inspector
lead paint test kit
Lead paint test kits are home testing kits that can prove the existence of lead paint. These tests are good for DIY home remodelers worried about disturbing lead paint, or people who are concerned that their homes may contain lead paint. While helpful, these tests are not a substitute for professional lead inspections provided by certified lead inspectors.
Also known as: home lead paint testing, home lead paint test kits
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