Asbestos / Lead Testing and Consulting

Buildings that are to be demolished or renovated may contain hazardous or regulated materials that require special handling, abatement and disposal. Asbestos, lead-based paint, PCBs and other hazardous materials are handled differently than normal construction or demolition debris during the renovation or demolition process.  Performance has certified asbestos, lead and hazardous material specialists that can provide comprehensive sampling and assessment services associated with these regulated materials.  These services typically include a visual assessment of the building and sampling of potential suspect materials to determine what steps may need to be taken to comply with regulations and maintain a safe environment.  By identifying any potential hazardous materials early in a project, Performance can work with you to determine and mitigate potential costs and schedule impacts.  We partner with our clients to meet their regulatory needs whether purchasing, maintaining, selling, renovating, or demolishing a building.  You can rely on Performance to navigate the complex and evolving environmental regulations so that you can focus on your business.

Although the use of asbestos has decreased substantially and most forms of asbestos have become banned as of June 24, 2019, buildings can still contain this material which was mixed with materials throughout the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s tapering off in the 1970’s.  As workers disturb these materials through maintenance, renovations or demolitions, the workers can be exposed, primarily through microscopic particles in the air.

Performance has personnel who are EPA certified and state accredited Asbestos Building Inspectors approved to conduct asbestos inspections in many states around the country.  These inspectors obtain samples in a safe manner and once the laboratory results are obtained, Performance can provide consulting services to help you understand what the results mean and how it impacts your project.

People can be exposed to lead in a variety of manufacturing, building and service settings, and lead poisoning can affect not only those immediately exposed to it but their offspring as well.  Performance can provide the following services related to lead-based or lead-containing paint:

      • Systematic assessments focusing on the use of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzers to provide efficient, cost effective and reliable results.
      • Comprehensive lead-containing paint surveys for renovation and demolition projects in industrial, commercial and municipal buildings when only OSHA regulations apply.
      • Preparation of lead compliance work plans and/or employee exposure assessments for contractors involved in building renovation and demolition projects.
      • Lead-based paint inspections and risk assessment for public housing and child-occupied facilities.
      • Lead-based paint inspections in support of the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule.
      • On-site project consulting, third party air monitoring and worker exposure air monitoring during remediation activities for compliance with project specifications or local, state and federal regulations.
      • Preparation of lead-based paint operations and maintenance programs.