Home Buyer Lead Check
Designed for the home buyer (or lessee) of a home built pre- 1978. Lead Check is an inexpensive investigation for the individual that is purchasing a pre-1978 home and wants to know if there are any major existing lead paint hazards.
Lead paint hazards are important enough that your Real Estate Purchase Agreement must by law allow you a 10 day window of opportunity to perform an investigation. Lead Check consists of checking 10 to 20 building components and a risk opinion from an EPA federal certified risk assessor.
Checking will be conducted using a state of the art non destructive portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. To the home buyer this means results that are quick, accurate, and leaves no gouges or marks requiring repairs.
Specific Scope Renovation Repair/Paint (RRP) Lead-Based Paint Survey
A limited surface by surface LBP investigation to identify the presents of LBP in specific locations of the home that are pending renovation. This survey will allow enough information for the contractor to determine if the areas that are going to be disturbed contain LBP and subsequently require lead safe construction practices.
Homeowners Renovation Clearance Testing
The clearance testing includes a review of the builder required documentation, a visual examination of surfaces, and XRF testing to determine if there are any pre-existing or new hazards.
Full Home Lead-Base Paint Inspection
A surface by surface investigation to identify the presents of lead-base paint (LBP) on both the interior and exterior of the home. Inside the home each room is checked, including 4 walls, ceilings, floor, base, doors and casing, windows and casing, stairs, and any other item with coated surfaces such as kitchen cabinet, vanities, wainscoting, crown and chair molding, and stairways. On the exterior of the home each exterior painted surface is checked including walls, trim, fascia, soffit, downspouts, windows, and porches.
The goal is to identify all the LBP in and on the house. Typically it includes approximately 100 to 200 individual tests locations. This is a good choice for the homeowner or contractor that is planning home renovations that affect both the interior and exterior of the home. This inspection will allow enough information to complete the construction planning and design stages of a project, using expensive abatement and safe lead construction practices only where truly needed.
Often times this report is ordered by the homeowner and included in the construction bid documents they provide to a contractor for construction pricing. It is also ordered by realtors or prospective home buyers as part of the due diligence before purchasing a home.
Combination Lead Inspection and Risk Assessment Report
This report includes a Full Home Lead Based Paint Inspection; an assessment of the condition of any lead-paint; identification of hazards; and advice on potential interim and permanent solutions.
Lead Based Paint in good condition does not necessarily create a health hazard. Lead Based Paint in deteriorated condition is a health hazard. Lead Based Paint deteriorates by aging, rubbing friction surfaces, impacts, and failing substrates all of which make lead-paint dust. The dust is a hazard to health. Most susceptible are children that play in the dust getting it in their mouth and ingesting it.
This report is often ordered by housing authorities where Federal funds are involved. It is also ordered by realtors or prospective home buyers as part of the due diligence before purchasing a home.
Laboratory Dust Samples
Upon request laboratory dust samples will be taken, processed by an EPA certified laboratory, and professional interpreted by an EPA certified risk assessor for a cost of $18.00 each, to be added to any of the reports.