Lead Paint Testing
Although lead-based paint has not been used for several decades, older homes may still have layers of paint containing this toxic heavy metal. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors™ perform inspections for lead-based paint.
Why is Lead Paint a Problem?
Removing or disturbing lead-based paint, even through normal wear and tear, can expose you and your children to small pieces of lead, or even lead dust. Exposure to lead is a serious health risk. Lead poisoning can result in anemia and brain and nervous system damage, especially in infants and children. Unborn children are also at risk if their mother is exposed to lead. There are no known safe limits of lead exposure.
How Do I Know If My Home Contains Lead-Based Paint?
Homes built before 1960 almost certainly contained lead paint, and still may, even if that paint is covered by more modern paint. Lead paint use was phased out by about 1980 in the US and 1990 in Canada. Any home built before then may contain lead paint. If you are looking to purchase an older home, consider having the paint tested for lead. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors™ provides a comprehensive home inspection with the option to include additional services like lead testing.
Protect Your Family From Lead Poisoning
The only way to ensure a home is free from this poisonous paint is for a professional with training and the correct equipment to test for it. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors™ provides this additional service as part of their home inspection service add-ons.
Buying a home is an exciting time, so concerns over the health and safety of the new occupants of the property should not be an added worry.
Lead Paint Testing From Pillar To Post™
Contact your local Pillar To Post™ Home Inspector to learn more about this and other additional services you can include in your home inspection.
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