Lead Paint Testing

Peeling. Flaking. Cracking.  

Lead Paint Testing: Our simplified approach

At HomeWell, we recognize the critical nature of identifying lead in your home’s paint due to its potential health risks. Our approach is designed to be efficient, secure, and precise. We aim to be your trusted partner for detection and testing of potential lead in your home or property. Our expert team utilizes the latest technology and methods to ensure reliable results, giving you peace of mind.

 

Lead Paint: What to Look For

Identifying the presence of lead paint in your home is crucial, especially in older constructions. Here are some warning signs that might indicate the presence of lead paint:

  • Peeling or Chipping Paint: Paint that is peeling, chipping, or flaking is often an indicator of lead-based paint, especially in older homes. This is particularly concerning because the loose paint can easily be picked up or ingested by small children or can contaminate household dust.
  • Age of Home: Homes constructed before 1978 are at a higher risk of having lead-based paint. In 1978, the U.S. federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but many homes built before this year still have layers of old paint that might contain lead.
  • Renovation Debris: Renovations in older homes can disturb hidden layers of lead-based paint, releasing lead dust and chips into the environment. It’s essential to use lead-safe work practices during renovations to prevent contamination and exposure.
  • Deteriorated Surfaces: Examine areas where paint is deteriorating—this includes window frames, doorways, stair railings, and older painted surfaces. Deterioration can produce dust and chips that contain lead. Surfaces that appear powdery or have visible paint chips are particularly hazardous and should be addressed promptly to minimize exposure risks.

 

Your Action Plan

If you suspect the presence of lead paint in your home, taking immediate action is crucial:

1. Inspect: Schedule a professional inspection with certified experts from HomeWell.
2. Avoid Disturbance: Do not try to remove the paint yourself, as this can increase the risk of lead exposure.
3. Plan for Safety: Consider temporary relocation if high levels of lead are detected, especially if children or pregnant women are in the home.

 

Our Action Plan

Once you contact HomeWell for lead paint testing, here’s what we’ll do:

1. Comprehensive Testing: Our team uses state-of-the-art equipment to conduct a thorough inspection of your home’s painted surfaces, soil, and dust. This helps us identify any areas with potential lead contamination.
2. Risk Assessment: Following testing, we assess the level of lead present and evaluate the potential health risks associated with its exposure. This assessment helps us prioritize areas needing immediate attention.
3. Report: Our in-depth detailed report will provide all the necessary information to address any lead paint based concerns in your property. Resolution may involve encapsulation, which seals the paint, or complete removal. Any of the methods used need to be safe, meet current regulatory standards, and performed by certified professionals.