Lead Testing - As of April 22nd, 2010 the EPA requires Lead Based Paint (LBP) testing of homes that will be remodeled. This falls under the RRP rule. If your home was built before 1978 you must assume that Lead Based Paint was used wherever surfaces are painted. If you will be Remodeling, Renovating, or Painting call us before starting your project. It will keep you in compliance with State and Federal Law.
Are you a contractor, including renovators, electricians, HVAC specialist, plumbers, painters, and maintenance staff who disturbs more than 6 square feet of paint? If so then the EPA requires you to test the paint to see if it contains lead, and you must be Lead-Safe Certified to do so.
Our state-of-the-art X-Ray Florescence (XRF) technology is non-invasive. It will not damage your finishes. It allows us to “see” into the layers of paint and tell if you have Lead Based Paint. The XRF is fast and economical, and it can test all surfaces including drywall and plaster.
If you are looking to buy a house, don’t forget to check for Lead.
Don’t trust the “swab tests”. They are not as thorough. They are inaccurate, destructive, and are not approved for many substrates. They are not EPA approved (they may be “recognized” or “accepted”) but can be hard to read, and can show false negatives.