Lead Paint

First I would like to take this time to let everyone know its been awhile since our last blog. We have opened new office and just about settled. So this weeks blog is about Lead Paint Inspections and Testing.

If you are buying, selling or living in a home that was constructed prior 1978, you may have lead paint on the structures of the home. Now having lead paint can be safe, as long as its contained, not chipping, peeling, cracking or flaking. Lead Paint was used in the 60-70’s for homes. The EPA had banned the paint in 1978 due to home owners getting poisoned by the paint and dust.

During the 1980’s and 90’s alot of companies where abating lead paint and would cost thousands. Then thru regulation and technology, some where encapping the surface with a drywall overlay, wrapping window ledges and wood areas. This worked for awhile. But the major issue as anything is its still there. So, as time went by more technology came about for testing and some common sense from government.

A home can be lead paint safe. Now you may ask, how? Well, first the walls maybe aged and that the new paint has several layers over the lead paint. Some areas maybe be encapped to rid of the flaking of the paint.

An inspector can inspect the home and perform a sample test for lead paint. We at Emerald Inspection Service, LLC will perform the test and send to the lab along with any government agency. The results are certified by professional labratory. If you do have lead paint, the test will show. From there we can assist with a plan make the home better and safer.

To learn more about lead paint the link for the EPA is below. And of course you can contact us anytime. 352-322-2700 (Florida) or 410-852-6663 (Maryland) or our websites at; www.emeraldinspectionservice.com or www.marylandinspect.com

EPA Website: http://www.epa.gov/lead

 

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About Emerald Inspection Service

Emerald Inspection Service, LLC, is the premier inspection service for West and Central Florida. An affordable and buyers choice licensed and insured home inspection company. We are licensed radon measurement technician with The Florida Department of Health. Additionally we are certified, for mold inspections, construction compliance inspections, wind mitigation inspection, air quality testing, log cabin inspections, 4 - Point Inspection, well water testing and Roof Certifications. Certified 203-K Consultant for HUD and FHA construction loans. We also offer other services as well. Check the services page to find out more. From the city condo to the country home, the mobile home, town-homes and commercial properties, we will inspect every property with the precise and thorough details of your home or business. On-site reporting delivered to your inbox once the inspection process is completed. Licensed Radon Measurement Technician, Certified Mold Inspector, and Certified Log Cabin Inspector. 844-RADON-40 (723-6640) or 352-322-2700

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