Homes built between 1960 and 1978 are at a 62% reduced risk of having lead paint used in their homes. We use the Heureisis Pb200i, the most up to date and accurate LEAD analyzers in the field. It is like a hand held xray machine, reading through all the layers of paint down to the substrate (or base material).
We perform standard surface-by-surface inspection to determine the absence or presence of lead-based paint. Same day MD330 Lead Free certification; WE OFFER WRITTEN REPORTS FOR PROSPECTIVE HOME BUYERS or insurance requirements explaining the results of the investigation; this includes every room inside, and exterior/common area painted surfaces.
FEES ARE BASED ON THE NUMBER OF BEDROOMS plus Kitchen, Bathroom(s), and Living Areas
$350 One-Three Bedrooms
$450 Five Bedroom
Less common, a paint sample is extracted from the area and sent to a lab. Results are available within and up to five days.
This category is for dwellings that are registered rental units known to have lead on the premesis. Though the lead has been abated, dust particles from friction or decay may contain lead, which is a health risk.
Dust samples are meticulously collected and stored in tubes, sent to the lab and results (depending on time frame desired) are received anywhere from 1 to 5 working days.
$200 Efficiency Apartments
$250 One-Three Bedrooms
$300 Four plus Bedroom
$7.00 -$10. per swipe added fee (apx 1 swipe per room)
Renovating a home with LEAD? Whether abating or eliminating, we can perform tests to verify there are no LEAD hazards. Call for more information.
Increasingly, insurance companies are requiring a LEAD PAINT test as part of settlement.
Similar to obtaining a certificate, we perform a standard surface-by-surface inspection to determine the absences or presence of lead-based paint and provide a report explaining the results of the investigation; this includes every room inside, and exterior/common area painted surfaces.
Prior to taking a water sample, the water in your pipes needs to have been stagnant for at least six hours; no running faucets, showers, or flushing the toilet for at least six hours beforehand. This will reveal if the pipes inside of your home are made from lead. Two water samples were taken, a first draw after the stagnant period, and a flush sample, after running the same water source for a minimum of 20 seconds.
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Every painted surface is tested with an XRF analyzer. A state of the art, sealed radiation source that pinpoints the lead location, and level. It is a hand held x-ray machine that reads through all the layers of paint down to the substrate (base material).
A basic water sample usually is twp water samples. The two samples are taken from the main water source, typically the kitchen. A first draw (after a 6 hour period of no use) and a second sample, after the water has run for 30 seconds.
Soil samples are taken from the drip line. Exterior paint erodes over time, from the weather elements; chippings and dust fall within a foot of the house, around the entire perimeter. Ensure the lead from paint has not leached into the soil on the peripheral of the house. Did you know that it takes over 1,000 years for lead in soil to decompose? It is better to know...
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