Lead Testing

Lead Testing Services

Ellis maintains a staff of CDPH-certified lead inspector/assessors and sampling technicians to conduct lead inspections and testing. When lead-based paint or ceramic lead tile must be stabilized or removed,  Ellis will develop a site-specific work plan and procure bids for the work.  We will then monitor the abatement, and collect clearance air and wipe samples upon completion. This provides documentation that workers and future occupants were not and will not be exposed to lead hazards.

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Call us at (310) 544-1837 and speak to a California certified lead paint consultant. Or complete the form below for an answer within 24 hrs!

The process of working with us is simple:

TEST:  Ellis provides testing for lead-based paint and ceramic tile.  We also test for lead on surfaces, soil, water, and air.   We’ll then advise whether an abatement contractor is required to stabilize or remove, prior to renovation / re-painting. 

PROCURE QUOTES: If abatement is required, we will create a clear and simple work plan for review by bidding contractors.  When the scope of work is clear, costs are lowered.  Our work plans provide a detailed roadmap for each abatement process.  Our work plan will include drawings of the lead locations.

ADMINISTER THE PROJECT: After bids are received, you will need an experienced advocate to manage the process on a daily basis and on your behalf. This will include pre-abatement and post-abatement inspections, monitoring of adjacent areas during the work, final inspection, and clearance sampling.

Ellis Environmental is your best choice to avoid costly mistakes and delays.

Call (310) 544-1837 and speak to a CDPH-certified lead inspector/assessor or sampling technician. Or, complete the form below for a same day or next day answer!

More About Ellis:

The company was founded in Southern California in 1994. Since then we’ve administered more than $110 million in abatement and demolition projects for some of the most demanding (and recognizable) studios, banks, hospitals, developers, and universities in Southern California. Meet them here.

While we do many things, we specialize in asbestos, lead, mold, and IAQ testing.

Monitoring and inspection services performed at a local film studio during lead-based paint stabilization activities. The client here wished to keep the original “historic” awning in favor of demolition. Ellis designed, administered, and monitored the work.

Post abatement activities where an LBC (lead barrier compound) encapsulant was used on stabilized surfaces. Ellis’ role on the design of this project included ensuring that the particular encapsulant would work well with the final paint chosen by the client and that all surface preparations for painting were performed by the abatement contractor.

Monitoring and inspections during quarterly cleaning activities in a stained-glass window repair and manufacturing facility. The facility houses and utilizes pure lead solder as a consequence of their manufacturing process – a rare and unique hurdle for the client. Ellis both designed and periodically implements the housekeeping and cleaning efforts in the space, which are performed on a quarterly basis by a preferred abatement contractor. The result has been successful control and containment of the potential lead hazards to occupants and the facility without considerable impact to production.

Monitoring and inspections during quarterly cleaning activities in a stained-glass window repair and manufacturing facility. The facility houses and utilizes pure lead solder as a consequence of their manufacturing process – a rare and unique hurdle for the client. Ellis both designed and periodically implements the housekeeping and cleaning efforts in the space, which are performed on a quarterly basis by a preferred abatement contractor. The result has been successful control and containment of the potential lead hazards to occupants and the facility without considerable impact to production.

Monitoring and inspection services during lead-based paint stripping activities for one of Ellis’ clients – a large mortuary. Among standard lead abatement work practices, Ellis’ additional focus when administering and monitoring projects where chemical stripping is utilized revolves around the insurance that an abatement contractor DOES NOT use any strippers containing methylene chloride. Though chemical strippers containing methylene chloride were largely banned by the EPA in 2019, Ellis has found contractors still attempting to use the strippers to save their bottom line. The unfortunate result of these monetarily driven business practices are real and severe health concerns for workers who may not understand the risks of using these types of stripping agents. Pictured above is the use of a product by Dumond® called SmartStrip Pro – a water-based, biodegradable, low VOC chemical stripping agent verified by Ellis during the contract design and bid-phase of the project.

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Your hazardous materials testing will be performed by a degreed, certified and insured industrial hygienist, and your report will come from a California-licensed consultant with 20+ years of experience. To provide you with an estimate, we only need a few simple bits of information:

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