Soil contaminants are often present on the surface, posing a risk to anyone coming in contact with it or exposed. Examples include pesticides applied statewide at former farmland, historic fill primarily in northeast New Jersey, and any areas of spills and discharges. SAKSON is an expert at researching these sites and collecting samples to assess risk in child care center play areas, residences, and other critical sites.
Asbestos was widely used for electrical and building insulation due to its durability and fire resistance, especially between 1930-1970s. When asbestos-containing materials are damaged, asbestos fibers can be released into the air, presenting many established health risks to building occupants or workers from exposure or inhalation. Although asbestos use as a construction material largely ceased in the early 1980s, it remains prevalent in many residences and buildings.
Because of this, numerous federal, state, and local regulations control the creation, installment, monitoring, and removal of asbestos-containing materials. SAKSON employs an EPA Accredited Asbestos Building Inspector to assess the potential for Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) in child care centers, schools, residences, and commercial properties.
Lead Paint Assessments
The use of lead paint was largely phased out in the late 1970s, although it still presents a health risk, especially when it’s disturbed or is present in dust. Together with our N.J. licensed partner company, SAKSON assesses the risk for lead paint to comply with regulatory requirements for child care centers, residences, and other commercial properties.
Lead-based paint inspections determine the presence of lead-based paint. A risk assessment is an on-site investigation to determine the presence, type, severity, and location of lead-based paint hazards (including lead hazards in paint, dust, and soil) and provides suggested ways to control them.
Lead-based paint inspection and testing are very commonly required as part of due diligence for multifamily and commercial real estate transactions, as well as prior to demolition or renovation of buildings, particularly buildings constructed prior to 1978 because they are at a much higher risk of containing lead.