Lead-Based Paint Management
The professional staff at Nova includes Certified Industrial Hygienists, licensed lead inspectors and supervisors, certified abatement project designers, and registered professional engineers and architects. Nova professionals are trained at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.
Nova staff members are experts on new lead-based paint regulations for residential properties. We have completed numerous lead projects following HUD/FHA, HUD/EPA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other lender specific requirements. Nova professionals routinely work with clients to meet federal and state requirements for lead-based paint.
Lead-based paint investigations are completed using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrum analysis, paint chip samples, or chemical spot kits. XRF surveys and inventories are accurate, timely, and cost-effective. This method causes little or no damage to existing finishes. The XRF can also sample soils around foundations and structural steel in building components. Paint chip sampling and chemical spot tests are other methods used for testing residential properties. Samples are collected and submitted to a laboratory for analysis. All three methods meet federal lead-based paint testing requirements.
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Brian Meyer | Hazardous Materials Group | E-mail | 952.448.9393