Lead Based Paint Testing

Vinson Home Inspection Services Lead Based Paint Testing

If your home was built before 1978, chances are it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, while some states banned it earlier some paint containing lead was around after 1978. Lead from paint is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning. 

Since you cannot determine the presence of lead by simply looking at it, you should be on the lookout for signs. Ever notice paint being scaly and cracked and looking looks like alligator skin? That’s a sign. It’s called alligatoring wherein the paint deteriorates, creating a scaly pattern. Finding these cracks is a good indication of lead. However, homeowners don’t see these patterns on walls, they’re mostly seen on the baseboards, window sashes, and door and window frames.

Deteriorating lead-based paint (peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking, damaged, or damp), however, is a hazard and needs immediate attention. Dust and flakes can accumulate in the following areas:

  • Window sills
  • Countertops
  • Floors
  • Children’s toys
  • Clothes
  • Beddings. 
  • Doors and door frames; and
  • Stairs, railings, fences, and porches.

Health problems include anemia, seizures, and, worse, death, especially to children and highly sensitive individuals. The last thing you would want inside your home is this sneaky health perpetrator.

Keep all paint in excellent shape and frequently clean up the dust. Lead-contaminated dust results from indoor sources such as deteriorating lead-based paint.

Schedule your Salt Lake City, UT Lead-based Paint Testing today!

We scrape a sample of paint from an inconspicuous area, such as inside a closet. Samples extracted from your home will then be tested on-site, collected, and sent to the laboratory. The report that follows the inspection will point out any areas affected by lead. Results are provided within two to three days.

So, if your house was built before 1980, chances are it has lead-based paint. Contact us today so our team of professionals can provide you with an informed inspection. 

“They did such a thorough job in recording and taking pictures of the various problems, and we got the report back within a day. Mark was so kind to walk us through and educate us in person after the inspection. Would definitely recommend. Extremely professional.” – Review of Vinson Home Inspections By Travis Monson

If you plan to buy an older house, please know what you’re buying, and if it’s more than what you are willing to undertake, walking away from it might be a good idea. The existence of lead paint can make that dream house of yours go from hero to zero really quick. That is why a home inspection is both crucial and essential in the real estate transaction. In the end, it will always be your final decision whether to continue with the purchase or not. You need to know everything there is about the home so you can make your most informed buying decision.

For a more detailed information about Lead Based Paint Testing Salt Lake City, UT, call us (801) 928-7170 Today or Click To Schedule Online 24/7 Right From Our Website.

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