Serving DC, MD and VA. Now serving Frederick and Hagerstown
The lead technician uses a hand held "gun" to test every painted surface; they need access to all walls in every room, doors, closet interiors, ceilings, baseboard, trim... PLEASE ENSURE THESE AREAS ARE ACCESSIBLE>
If the exterior of your property contains lead, you will be certified at "Limited" This means it must pass a visual inspection, in which ALL PAINTED SURFACES must be in tact. No chipping, no peeling, and no cracking paint.
Lead paint was used in areas of high friction, such as windows and doors. Dust swipe testing ONLY tells you if there is lead in the dust from these higher risk areas. To best prepare, make sure these areas are swept or wiped of accumulated dust. If not lead free, this should be continued maintenance.