BrightFields performs asbestos surveys for private, commercial, industrial, and governmental clients. We have staff certified as EPA AHERA Asbestos Building Inspectors, Management Planners and Project Designers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, as well as the City of Philadelphia. A property owner or manager can determine if asbestos is present in their home or property by examining product labels, asking the installer or manufacturer of a product, or by hiring a qualified professional firm, such as BrightFields.
It is important, and sometimes legally required, to have an asbestos survey performed before starting a renovation or demolition project to determine if any materials contain asbestos as mandated by applicable NESHAP and AHERA and ASHARA Regulations prior to any slated renovation or demolition activities. This information can be used to determine the most cost-effective and safest way to deal with damaged, or potentially damaged, asbestos-containing materials.
BrightFields can prepare project design specifications and bid documents for your abatement projects. During abatement, BrightFields provides project management, project oversight, daily project and final air clearance sampling. BrightFields provides the regulatory and technical expertise to act as liaison between the owner, regulatory agencies, property occupants, neighboring community members, and the abatement contractor.
Lead Paint Services
Banned in 1978, lead-based paint is common in older homes and remains a leading cause of lead poisoning today. Lead poisoning in children and adults often results from inhalation or ingestion of dust created by deteriorating lead paint or paint that has been disturbed during remodeling. Developing children and expectant mothers are especially at risk to hazards resulting from lead paint. There are a number of remedies that can make a home safe from lead hazards. BrightFields has Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York-certified Lead Risk Assessors, Inspectors, and Lead Abatement Project Designers to assist in making homes and businesses safer.
Our personnel are qualified to perform Lead Inspections designed to identify lead paint within a dwelling, and Lead Risk Assessments to identify potential hazards. These services involve sampling paint and dust within a building and investigating the condition of painted surfaces and living habits of occupants to determine the source of hazards. Lead Risk Assessments recommend a course of action for a homeowner or occupant to reduce the risks associated with lead.
BrightFields personnel can design complex lead abatement projects and are qualified to perform Elevated Blood Lead Level investigations to determine the source of lead poisoning in children who have been identified with elevated levels in their blood. After abatement projects, BrightFields conducts Clearance Investigations to verify abatement was completed successfully and the building is safe for occupation
Mold and Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality and mold are health and safety concerns for commercial, industrial, and residential building occupants. BrightFields performs mold screenings, assessments and indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments of residential properties as well as commercial, public, private, and industrial buildings.
Our services include in-depth visual moisture, mold, and environmental inspections that may include the collection of a variety of multimedia samples, and IAQ direct sampling and data logging for general air quality parameters including temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds. Data is compared against Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and other guidelines and standards, and recommendations are made for improving Indoor Air Quality.
BrightFields will assess the extent of the mold and environmental contamination in your space, and assist in the development of a corrective remediation work plan to address mold or other hazards that may be identified as a part of the assessment.