Lead Based Paint Inspections
Lead paint can be a serious hazard if not handled properly. Lead inspection is a useful first step in helping you understand your risk and can lead to more thoughtful decisions on managing lead paint and lead hazards, reducing the risk of lead poisoning your family.
What does a Lead Based Paint Inspection include?
Lead based paint inspections are a surface by surface investigation to determine the presence of lead based paint in your home.
How is testing performed?
Testing is performed by professionally trained and licensed Lead Paint Inspectors or Risk Assessors. At Inspections Unlimited, we utilize an XRF testing device. An XRF uses x-ray technology to test painted surfaces for the presence of lead. The results are immediate and non destructive to the finished surfaces.
When should I test?
EPA recommends that every home built prior to 1978 have testing for lead based paint completed. If you are planning renovation, remodeling, additions, or other repairs to your home, you should complete testing before you get started. If you have children, especially small children under 6 years of age, you should test your home. If you are buying a home, you should have testing completed prior to purchase.
How long does the inspection take?
Typically you should plan 2-4 hours for a Lead Based Paint inspection to be completed on your home. The inspector will draw a sketch of your homes floor plan and then test each room, including walls, doors, trim and windows. It is not uncommon for more than 100 tests to be taken in an average size home. Results from testing are then processed and a written report is provided that details any areas that contain lead based paint and a listing of all of the surfaces that were tested.
What does it cost?
A comprehensive Lead-Based Paint Inspection will be priced based on the size of your home. Contact Inspections Unlimited for a personalized quote and scheduling today. Don't put your family at risk by not knowing.