Want to hire a certified lead abatement firm?
Lead abatement refers to specialized work to permanently remove existing lead-based paint hazards. The Oregon Health Authority certifies individuals and firms who provide these services, including inspections, risk assessment and lead-based paint removal.
If you are interested in hiring a certified lead-based paint abatement firm to inspect or work on your home, review this list of firms that work on individual residential properties.
Certified Lead-Based Paint Abatement Firms (pdf)
You can also view a complete list of individuals (pdf) certified in Oregon to conduct lead-based paint inspections and abatement. Note: Some individuals are not available to work on individual residential properties.
Included in these lists are all firms that have been both certified by the LBPP and licensed by the Construction Contractors Board to conduct lead-based paint abatement in Oregon. No other individuals or firms are authorized to perform abatement work in Oregon.
To verify Oregon Lead-Based Paint certification, call the Lead-Based Paint Program at (971) 673-0440. To confirm that a contractor is licensed with the Construction Contractors Board visit their website at: www.oregon.gov/CCB or call (503) 378-4621.
About the certification process
The OHA Lead-Based Paint Program (LBPP) certifies individuals and firms performing or offering to perform lead-based paint services, including inspection, risk assessment, or abatement of target housing (residential housing constructed prior to 1978) or child-occupied facilities built before 1978.
The LBPP certifies individuals in five lead-based paint disciplines.
- Inspector: Conducts surface-by-surface investigations to determine the presence of lead-based paint in buildings before, during, and after lead-based paint work. Performs inspections, take samples, and prepares reports explaining the results of the investigations.
- Risk Assessor: Performs all the duties of an Inspector, and in addition, evaluates the types and severity of lead-based paint hazards before, during, and after lead-based paint work. Performs inspections and lead hazard screens, takes samples, interprets test results, and explains options for reducing lead-based paint hazards.
- Project Designer: Oversees and evaluates lead-based paint work to ensure that contract plans and specifications are followed. Prepares abatement project designs, occupant protection plans, and abatement reports.
- Supervisor: Implements and supervises lead-based paint abatement work practices.
- Abatement Worker: Performs lead-based paint abatement work under the direction of a lead-based paint Supervisor.
Cost of lead abatement
The Oregon Lead-Based Paint Program (LBPP) does not keep information on the rates charged by certified abatement professionals. Costs vary depending on the firm and the type of work to be done.
The LBPP recommends getting cost quotes from several certified firms. Be aware that a conflict of interest may exist when the same company provides both an inspection or risk assessment and abatement services.