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Professional Home Lead Inspectors

MARSHA SPAK and MICHAEL HUSIK

Rely on our certified team of experts for your lead inspection needs.

Avoid Inhalation and ingestion of Lead. Home Inspection can undertake sampling of paint and/or paint dust to identify if there is a presence of lead. Excessive exposure to lead has long been recognized as a hazard to health and can lead to lead poisoning. Paint in older buildings can contain lead as this was used as pigments in the paint itself and was also used as pre-preparation in primer paints.
The Health and Safety Executive?? has explicit regulations and guidance and approved code of practice documentation for the Control of Lead at Work. The aims of the regulations are to:

(a) protect the health of people at work by preventing or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlling their exposure to lead.
(b) monitor the amount of lead that employees absorb so that individuals whose work involves significant exposure (as defined by the Regulations) to lead. The overall aim of protection is to avoid inhalation, ingestion, or absorption of lead.

We Notice the Little Things

Lead Paint sampling by the experts.

Lead has known to be toxin for over 100 years, although it was still available for use in the USA up until 1992. Lead paint was used because of it’s vibrant colors, durability and resistance to weather and mold. Although the use of lead paint in residential buildings stopped by 1978 it is still used on bridges, water towers, some oversea manufactured toys and household pottery.
is often found on doors and doorframes, skirting boards, banisters, metalwork and even on plastered walls in houses built prior to 1978It
At Philly Lead Inspectors LLC, we offer a Lead in paint sampling service to check for the presence of lead within applied paints in your property. Call us now for more information @ (267) 225-5122.

Professional Home Lead Inspectors

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What exactly is a Lead Paint Inspection?

A lead paint inspection is designed to answer two questions: "Is there lead-based paint present in the housing unit?" and "Where is the lead-based paint?"
A lead-based paint inspection is a comprehensive analysis of the lead content of every painted surface inside and outside of the home. The painted surfaces are also classified as to the condition of the paint.
A lead paint inspection is most appropriate for individuals who need to know where lead-based paint is located, such as in the following situations:

  • People considering renovation, remodeling, or demolition work that would disturb painted surfaces and may generate lead dust hazards unless proper precautions are followed.
  • Home sellers desiring specific information about lead for marketing purposes.
  • Home buyers or renters who want to know if lead paint is present and its location (or who feel strongly that they want a home that contains no lead-based contamination).
  • Rental property owners seeking lead free certifications from the federal lead disclosure requirements by demonstrating that a specific property is free from dust and particles.

Pennsylvania Law requires the removal or covering of lead paint hazards in homes built before 1978 where any children under the age of six live. As of October 1, 2020, all Philadelphia residential rental units will require a lead-free certification repeated every 3 years. Landlords will need proof of this certification in order to maintain their rental licenses in Philadelphia. Lead paint hazards include loose lead paint and lead paint dust on windows and other surfaces accessible to children. Owners are responsible with complying with the law.

Know Your Home

If you’re an owner of a single residential household built prior to 1978, or a landlord who owns one or multiple rental units and needs to comply with current laws Philly Lead Inspectors can help.
Contact us at: ‪(267) 225-5122 and feel secure that your property is Lead safe.‬‬‬‬