Lead Surveys, Inspections, and Risk Assessments

ACSI provides lead-based paint (LBP) inspections and risk assessment services at reasonable prices while delivering quality, reliable work.

We have performed LBP inspections and risk assessments for residential housing, government housing and private industry.

Lead-based paint is commonly encountered in homes constructed prior to 1978 and the lead paint consumer ban. ACSI has maintained registration with the State of Hawaii as an LBP licensed firm since 2012 and retains qualified individuals certified to perform LPB inspections and risk assessments according to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Guidelines.


Inspections are a surface-by-surface investigation to find out which surfaces have LBP. An LBP inspection done by ACSI identifies the presence of LBP by employing X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology. We document the building components and identify each component as “positive” or “negative,” as defined by the HUD threshold value of 1.0 mg/cm2. Our inspections also clearly identify where positive components are located so that follow up abatement activities may be performed. Our results are presented in written report format and include unique component identifiers, floor plans, photographs and results.

 Risk Assessments

Risk assessments performed by ACSI determine the immediately available sources of lead in a dwelling and help you plan out a combination of long-term and short-term responses to any hazards we find. These assessments consider the condition of lead painted components identified in the inspection and determine whether a hazard is present by measuring the level of lead in dust, soil and deteriorated paint. Our risk assessments may be used to prioritize abatement and maintenance activities to address components positively identified as LBP in poor condition such that the risk of lead exposure is heightened. A risk assessment done by our team is documented in a written report that recommends specific lead hazard control measures and presents laboratory and visual assessment results.