Can You Afford Not To Inspect?
Who Would Benefit From A Lead Paint Inspection?
- You would if the house you’re buying was built before 1978
- Homeowners considering renovating their home
- Home buyers with young children wanting to make an informed decision concerning their family’s health
- Management Agents
- Contractors or Architects prior to renovations or disturbing paint
A Lead-Based Paint Inspection is a surface-by-surface investigation to determine whether there is lead-based paint in a home, apartment, commercial facility or child care facility. In New York State a lead paint inspection can only be performed by an EPA certified Lead Inspector or Risk Assessor.
Painted surfaces will be tested for lead-based paint utilizing X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technology. An XRF spectrum analyzer is a state-of-the art system for the quantitative measurement of lead in paint which will provide an accurate measure-ment of lead content. It is the only non-destructive, cost effective method for determining lead content on a painted surface.
Readings will taken in each room or area of all painted walls, ceilings, windows, doors, baseboard molding and other painted surfaces. The inspection will follow the guidelines outlined in the EPA/Department of Housing and Urban Development Guidelines, Chapter 7: Lead-Based Paint Inspection, 2012 Revision.
After the inspection is completed a report will be generated explaining the results of the investigation. The report will list all surfaces tested and whether or not lead-based paint is present. The report is designed to specifically pinpoint where lead paint is located, its condition and the level of lead in the paint. At that point we can advise what if anything would need to be done ensure the safety of the occupants.
For additional information or to schedule an inspection please call: 516-944-5323
In New York State a lead paint inspection can only be performed by an EPA certified Lead Inspector or Risk Assessor.