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Avets, Inc. is engaged in providing Inspections and Abatements for Lead, Inspections for Mold.

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Mother’s Concerns

If you were to cut a penny into one million pieces just two of those pieces together would be approximately one microgram. Ten micrograms in approximately 7 tablespoons of a child’s or pregnant woman’s blood (10 ug/dL) is enough to adversely affect your child’s health now and his or her potential forever.

The majority of residences created prior to 1978 were painted with Lead Paint. There were very few residences built before 1950 that were painted with anything other than Toxic Lead Paint. Unless those painted surfaces were removed and taken away, that paint is still present and potentially a hazard.

  • The effects of Lead Poisoning are insidious. Prevention is rather simple.
  • Have your home inspected to identify the hazards.
  • Have the hazards abated or controlled
  • Know how to identify the signs that a paint condition is out of control
  • Know how to identify an underlying condition that can cause the paint to become a problem.
  • Learn how to keep pregnant woman, babies and small children safe inside an older home.

If you are not sure that you already know. We can help.

Our Moms’ Inspection – is an onsite investigation to determine and report the existence, and location of conditions conducive to lead poisoning, including:

  • A visual inspection of the property
  • Dust wipe sampling, soil sampling, and paint testing, as appropriate

LEAD Risk Assessment & Consulting

Lead-based paint is a Neurotoxin.  In or around one’s home it is a major source of lead poisoning.   Children under 7 years old are the population that is most likely to be poisoned.  That is because they are most likely to put inappropriate objects in their mouths and because their bodies absorb minerals more easily than do others.   It only takes a very small amount to poison and thus affect a child for the remainder of their lives.

If your home was built before 1978 it may contain lead-based paint. If it is located in the District of Columbia or in the State of Maryland and it is a rental property, then you are required to have the property cleared and to provide a copy of the clearance to your tenant unless you have Lead Free Certification. (Important Note: see the definition of Lead Free Inspection below.) In that case you only have to provide your tenant with a copy of that proof.

It is possible that you may have obtained a Limited Lead Free Certification in Maryland. If you have that certification you are still required to have the exterior inspected once every two years.

If your home is not a rental property you are not required to have your property inspected unless you have a day care, a foster child under 7 years old or a foster child.

Definitions:

Lead Inspection an inspection to determine if the subject’s paint contains lead.

Lead Free Inspection  – is and inspection to determine if a unit or a home qualifies under the regulations to be considered Lead Free in the interior and on the exterior of the residence. It DOES NOT conclusively determine that  the residence does not have any lead components as only a fraction of the total components are required to be tested.

Limited Lead Free Inspection- is and inspection to determine if a unit or a home qualifies under the regulations to be considered Lead Free in the interior only.  It cannot conclusively determine that the residence does not have any lead components in the interior. The protocol does not require that every component be tested.

Lead Risk Assessment– an onsite investigation to determine and report the existence nature, severity and location of conditions conducive to lead poisoning, including:

  • The gathering of information regarding the age and history of the housing and occupancy of person at risk
  • A visual inspection of the property
  • Dust wipe sampling, soil sampling, and paint testing, as appropriate:
  • Other activity as may be appropriate;
  • Provision of a report explaining the results of the investigation

Risk Assessor– an individual who has been trained by an accredited training program and certified to Conduct Risk Assessments.

The affects are insidious. Prevention is simple.

MOLD Risk Assessment & Consulting

Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, Petri dish with moldcoughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold.

Source CDC “Facts about Mold and Dampness

Definitions

Mold Inspection – an inspection to determine if mold exists.

Mold Risk Assessment – an onsite investigation to determine and report the existence, the species, the quantity, the location of mold and conditions conducive to mold growth, including:

  • The gathering of information regarding actual and possible underlying conditions that has caused or could cause microbial growth.
  • A Visual Inspection of the property
  • Surface sampling and air sampling
  • Written interpretation of Lab results and a conclusion explaining if the mold growth is normal ecology or abnormal under the circumstance.
  • Other activities as may be appropriate
  • Provision of a report explain the results of the investigation

 

Mold Abatement and Remediation 

…is the removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventive activities, of mold or mold-contaminated matter that was not purposely grown at that location.

mold2Lead Abatement – A set of measures, except interim controls, that eliminate lead based paint hazards by either the removal of paint and dust, the enclosure or encapsulation of lead based paint, the replacement of painted surfaces or fixtures, or the removal or covering of soil, and all preparations, cleanup, disposal, and post-abatement testing activities associated with such measures.

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202.545.1000

6234 Georgia Ave, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20011