Do You Need Lead Testing or Inspections? Lead Water Testing Services?
Typically lead poisoning has no outward signs or symptoms. In extreme cases symptoms could include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy or seizures. Even children who appear healthy can have dangerous levels of lead in their bodies. A blood test is the only way to tell if you or your family member already have lead poisoning.
Lead inspections are the only way to tell if your home, school, or work place has lead hazards present. Because of the dangerous nature of lead, you should consult a professional to ensure that everyone is safe and healthy. If your building was built before 1978, during the time when it was still acceptable to use lead materials, give yourself peace of mind by scheduling an appointment for an inspection.
Lead water testing is also an important part of keeping the lead out, as lead hazards can also be present in drinking water. According to the EPA, “Lead can enter drinking water when plumbing materials that contain lead corrode. The most common sources of lead in drinking water are lead pipes, faucets, and fixtures. Lead pipes are more likely to be found in older cities and homes built before 1986.”
For more information on our lead inspection or testing services and lead water testing services in Brooklyn, NY, contact New York State Lead by calling 718-467-1500. You can also fill out our online contact form for a free quote.