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Lead Inspections

29 August, 2011 at 4:29 am in Real Estate

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Rodney Winstead

Phone Number : 301-580-6844

Location : Baltimore

Website : http://www.adpinspections.com

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Home, Lead, Mold, Radon, Rental, Water

What is a Lead Inspection?

A Visual Inspection is performed to detect the prescence of chipping and/or peeling paint, or painted surfaces in both the interior and exterior of the home. This includes all painted surfaces, as defined below in the How to Prepare for a Lead Inspection.

All painted surfaces must be a smooth, cleanable surface to pass a Visual Inspection.  Once this initial step of the inspection is completed, a Dust Wipe Inspection is performed.  Selected surfaces are swiped with a sealed sterile wipe. The number of swipes included in the Dust Wipe Inspection varies by the number of windows and rooms in the property.

Once the Dust Wipe Inspection is compelted, a third party lab will test the wipes for the prescence of lead.

How to Prepare for a Lead Inspection?

All painted surfaces, defind by the EPA as "all surfaces coated with paint, shellac, varnish, stain, coating, or even paint covered wallpaper", must be a smooth, cleanable surface.

In order for the Lead Inspection to take place, which consists of both a Visual Inspection and a Dust Wipe Inspection, all painted surfaces must be intact, and clean, and the property as free from dust as possible.  Carpeted surfaces will also be tested.  The use of a vacuum with a HEPA filter is recommended.  Additionally, all windows must be operable.

Please complete the Request Inspection page if you are interesteed in scheduling an inspection, or Contact Us with any questions.

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