Homes, apartment buildings, & other residential properties built prior to 1978 often contain lead-based paint. Through normal wear-&-tear or during renovation projects, lead paint begins to deteriorate & release harmful lead & dust throughout the home, business, or industrial property. Dust & paint chips from the lead paint are a major source of lead poising for children & adults. Lead is especially dangerous to children under 6 years of age & can affect the child's brain, as well as their developmental & nervous systems. Adult health hazards associated with lead poising include high blood pressure & hypertension.
Paint is not the only source of lead in your home or property. Buildings constructed prior to 1978 may contain lead solder, brass fittings / fixtures & primary water service lines. The soil surrounding a building may also contain healthy levels of lead. Leaded gasoline, factory emissions, weathering & chipping of lead-based paint on the exterior of the building & dust from nearby construction sites can all contribute to lead concentrations in the soil.
We will come to your home or property using the latest technology in lead testing equipment to perform lead paint testing to determine if your home or property has lead paint or lead paint hazards.
Here are some of the kinds of lead paint testing we offer:
1. Find out if there is lead dust in your home
2. Testing for post renovations, required by law
3. Obtain clearance for recently corrected violations
4. Find out if your child is crawling on the floors of your homr with lead dust present