LEAD's History; from our lead inspector

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Common Myths about Lead Paint

It first needs to be determined whether or not the paint in the home contains lead a paint. Only a certified lead paint inspector or risk assessor, such as our services provide, can tell you this instantly. With the use of an XRF analyzer, an immediate reading will be provided. Not all homes, just because they are built before 1978, contain lead paint. As the decades progress, less lead paint was being used as new materials were being  developed and used. When you talk to a lead inspector, ask which type of test they will be doing and if they are certified. Oftentimes they will persuade you to do a "dust swipe" test, when this does not tell you if you have lead in the paint, this only tells you if there is lead in the dust.