29 August, 2011 at 5:37 am in Services
Phone Number : 301-580-6844
Location : Maryland
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Home Inspection, IAQ, Lead, Mold, Radon, Rental, Water
When is a Lead Inspection needed?
A Lead Inspection is required of all Maryland Rental Properties, if applicable due to the age of the property, and must be completed at each rental turnover. If the property has been deemed Limited Lead Free, an inspection must take place every two years regardless of turnover or occupancy. The property must be registered with the MDE. "Owners who are in compliance with this Maryland law are eligible for limited liability protection." (MDE)
Information for Rental Owners
If the propery is located in Baltimore County, the Lead Inspection must be completed as part of the Rental Registration. Please see our Baltimore Rental Inspections for more information.
If you are a tenant, renting property in Maryland, find out the age of the property and then ensure that the property has been tested as required by Maryland Regulations. Infants, children under 6 years of age, pregnant women are at the highest risk for lead poisoning. Properly inspected properties are required to display either a Maryland 330 Form or a Lead Free Certificate.
Information for Tenants
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.