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What can a lead based paint inspection/risk assessment do you for you?

  • If you are about to make a home purchase, be sure you not buying a home with lead based paint hazards. A lead paint inspection will tell you where the lead paint is located and if the condition of the paint poses a hazard to you and your child’s health.
  • Protect yourself from legal action. If you own rental property, you may want a lead inspection so that you can obtain a certificate of lead safe. A certificate of lead safe states that there are no lead based paint hazards and can only be issued by a licensed risk assessor.
  • Has your rental property been placed under order by the state of NH due to a childhood lead poisoning? A full risk assessment of the property and dwelling can determine the locations of lead based paint hazards. The risk assessment is the first step to getting your property back into the rental market.
  • Some Rental insurance policies require a lead paint inspection, along with a certificate of lead safe, before a policy can be issued. A certificate of lead safe can also reduce the cost of your insurance premiums.
  • Resale value – Having a lead paint inspection will inform a potential home buyer if lead paint is present and/or if it has been controlled and maintained properly.
  • Renovating your home? Find out if you are going to disturb lead paint before you make renovations to your home or rental property. Determine the location of lead paint by having a lead based paint inspection.

How much does lead remediation cost?

Determining the cost of lead remediation starts with a lead inspection/assessment. Then an Occupant Protection Plan (OPP) is developed based on the findings from the inspection. The OPP outlines the preferred method of abatement and highlights the regulations and guidelines that must be followed. An OPP is used by lead abatement contractors to effectively bid on abatement projects.

What types of materials can contain asbestos?

Asbestos can be found in flooring materials, drywall, glues/mastics, insulation, windows, and roofing materials.

How is asbestos detected?

We collect samples for lab analysis. This process is destructive sampling – pieces of the material need to be removed in order to be tested. 

How do you detect the presence of lead?

We use X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) to detect lead. It’s efficient, accurate, and non-destructive.