Due to the health hazards of lead poisoning, the government banned the use of lead-based |paint in 1978. Although some lead-based pain is used in 80% of pre-1978 housing, its mere presence does not constitute a health hazard. Properly maintained and managed, lead-based paint poses a small health risk to most people. However, one of the first things many people do when moving into a new house is to |start sanding, painting, remodeling, etc. This easily generates lead-based paint chips that can be picked up and ingested by small children or LBP dust that can be breathed by pregnant women and small children.
The three most accurate and non-evasive methods of testing are: (1) can confirm if thereis chipping peeling paint which gives lead access to power and come to the surface (2) a soil and paint chip analysis that will usually examine and take samples of 5-6 areas of the home likely to contain lead-based paint; (3) the third way is by means of an XRF machine(x-ray fluorescence machine) that takes x-rays of the walls in the house. Thorough Inspections, LLC is state-licensed to perform Lead-Based Paint inspections.
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