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Kynoch Environmental Management provides lead hazard assessment and abatement management services for clients in the building management, property management, and construction industries. 


Even limited exposure to lead can cause irreparable damage to the brain and central nervous system, especially for young children. For this reason, U.S. EPA & the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) have made the control and eventual elimination of lead-based paint and other lead contamination a national priority.


HUD Title X regulations require disclosure of any known lead-based paint and any known lead-based paint hazards in association with the sale or rental of any dwelling unit. KEM is fully equipped and capable to assist clients in assuring compliance with these regulations.


Many buildings constructed before 1978 are likely to contain lead-based paint. KEM conducts thorough on-site investigations to determine if a lead hazard exists and (if necessary) explore abatement and in-place management options with the client. Our goal is to find the best solution for each building, with a focus on least-cost investments that protect the health of building occupants and the liability of the building owner or property manager.

KEM's Lead Inspection & Assessment Projects are conducted in strict accordance with the HUD guidelines.

  • During a site survey, our trained inspectors use state-of-the-art X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) detectors to verify the presence of lead.

  • Testing procedures are also conducted for lead in surrounding soil and water.

  • Dust and paint chip samples are sent to an independent, accredited laboratory for analysis.

  • All laboratory and XRF results are carefully analyzed and formulated into a comprehensive risk assessment.

  • In-place management options are fully explored and site-specific guidelines are written for the building or facility.

When lead abatement is necessary, KEM:

  • Drafts working drawings, general conditions, and technical specifications to direct the abatement process.

  • Prioritizes areas that must be addressed. 

  • Develops an exacting abatement plan, including a detailed cost estimate.

  • Provides a list of independent, qualified licensed contractors to conduct any abatement project, supervises the bidding process, and recommends the most qualified contractor.

  • Conducts air and dust monitoring in accordance with OSHA, EPA & HUD safety regulations both inside and outside the containment area.

  • Provides photographic and written documentation of the abatement process for legal and historical records.

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