Once deleading work is performed on a property, the next step is to have an inspector perform a Reinspection.
What is it?
A Reinspection is performed after deleading work is done. During a Reinspection a Lead Inspector will be looking at the quality of the work that was done by the Deleader and also the cleanliness that the Deleader left the property in. Visible dust is unacceptable at this time and it must all be cleaned up. If all the lead hazards have been addressed that were identified during the Initial Inspection then dust wipes will be taken. The number of wipes will depend on the type of work done, location of the work, and size of the property. These wipes are sent to a laboratory where they are analyzed for lead dust. If they pass then the property will be issued a Letter of Full Deleading Compliance. If the wipes are found to fail then the property must be recleaned and additional wipes will be taken.
What if not all the deleading work is done?
An inspector can also perform a Reoccupancy Reinspection, which is done when all the deleading is done inside of a unit. For rental properties this means that once a Reoccupancy Reinspection is done and passes the dust wipes, the residents can move back into the unit. If a unit passes a Reoccupancy Reinspection then it is issued a Letter of Lead Paint Reoccupancy. This means that work done in common areas or on the exterior can be done at different times than interior unit work to help break up a job to help with costs.
How long does it take?
The length of a Reinspection will depend on the extent of the work that was performed. Typically a Reinspection will take 1 hour.