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Residential and Commercial Home and Building Inspection Services
Baltimore County MD

Towson, Dundalk, Perry Hall, Randallstown, Bowleys Quarters, Garrison, Kingsville, Owings Mills, Essex, Woodlawn, Lutherville, Milford Mill, Edgemere, Arbutus, White Marsh, Parkville, Pikesville, Reisterstown, Rosedale, Rossville, Hampton, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Middle River, Overlea, Lochearn, and Carney

Baltimore City MD

Fells Point, Canton, Southeast, Highlandtown, South Baltimore, Federal Hill, Pigtown, Southwest, Bolton Hill, Mount Vernon, East Baltimore, Dundalk, Frankford, Blair Edison, Cedonia, Gardenville, Lauraville, Hamilton, Loch Raven, Northwood, Waverly, Charles Village, Guilford, Homeland, Roland Park, Mount Washington, Hampden, Reservoir Hill, Remington, West Baltimore, Park Heights, Cross Country, Fallstaff, Ashburton, Howard Park, Forest Park, Franklintown, Ten Hills, Allendale, Beechfield, Irvington, Morrell Park, Westport, Cherry Hill, Brooklyn, Curtis Bay, and Hawkins Point

Harford County MD

Bel Air, Fallston, Jarrettsville, Perryman, Havre de Grace, Forest Hill, Pylesville, Darlington, Aberdeen, Abingdon, Pleasant Hills, Edgewood, and Riverside

Cecil County MD

Elkton, Rising Sun, Chesapeake City, Cecilton, North East, Perryville, Port Deposit, and Charlestown

Anne Arundel County MD

Annapolis, Odenton, Arnold, Gambrills, Deale, Arden-on-the-Severn, Parole, Pumphrey, Mayo, Glen Bernie, Crofton, Fort Meade, Crownsville, Cape St. Claire, Selby-on-the-Bay, Brooklyn Park, Riva, Ferndale, Pasadena, Millersville, Edgewater, Shady Side, Russett, Galesville, Highland Beach, Riviera Beach, Severna Park, Severn, Linthicum, Maryland City, Londontowne, Herald Harbor, Lake Shore, and Friendship

Howard County MD

Ellicott City, Glenelg, West Friendship, Savage, Columbia, Fulton, Woodstock, Dayton, Elkridge, North Laurel, and Highland

Carroll County MD

Westminster, Hampstead, Union Bridge, Eldersburg, Taneytown, Woodbine, Sykesville, New Windsor, and Manchester

LEAD INSPECTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW TO REDUCE THE RISK FROM LEAD PAINT

 

Make sure the lead paint is in good shape. When lead paint  becomes damaged, either chipping, cracking, or peeling, it releases lead dust which is where contamination comes from. Repainting on a regular basis is necessary to maintain the integrity of the paint. 

REPAINT

Old wooden windows are often painted with lead paint, and the act of opening and closing them wears the paint at the contact points and can generate dust more quickly. Securing the top sashes to prevent movement, and leaving windows closed whenever possible can reduce this deterioration. Adding metal capping in the bottoms of the window wells can also make these areas easier to clean.

WOODEN WINDOWS

If you're having work done to your home, be sure to hire an RRP (Renovation Repair and Painting) Accredited firm. The EPA created this training program to help contractors improve work practices to minimize the release of lead dust from old paint. When the work is finished, hire an inspector to complete a clearance inspection to make sure there is no lead dust present.

HIRE A PRO

Hard surfaces collect dust where children can come in contact with it. Carpeting traps dust in it's fibers and keeps it out of the reach of children. Wall to wall carpeting, or even throw rugs will trap some of the lead dust and reduce the risk of exposure.

CARPETING

The concrete floor of an unfinished basement is porous, and create an area for dust to accumulate. Often these areas do not get cleaned regularly as well. Painting the floor can create a smooth, easy to clean surface, that when combined with regular cleaning can significantly reduce the risk of dust accumulation. If you have the money to invest, a clear sealer in addition to the paint can make the floor more durable and eliminate the need for repainting.

UNFINISHED BASEMENT

The best form of prevention is early identification. If you live in a home that was built prior to 1978, and you have children, be sure to have them screened regularly. Early identification of elevated blood lead levels can let you know of a problem early, and a professional can help to identify the dangers, and how to mitigate them. Early identification can help prevent lasting damage.

REGULAR SCREENING

KNOW THE RULES

 

HOW TO PASS A DUST WIPE INSPECTION

 

IS LEAD PAINT DANGEROUS