Lead-Based Paint Testing & Inspections

Lead-based paint is commonly found in buildings constructed before 1978. To be safe, contact a professional for test for lead-based paint if you live in an older home. All Atlanta | AmeriSpec Inspection Services offers lead-based paint tests, looking for lead presence in the home’s paint itself and also in any dust that could have been contaminated. Our inspectors receive training in this specialty area and are extremely thorough, inspecting your property’s interior, exterior, soil, pipes and paint.

In order to determine hazard levels, All Atlanta Inspectors will assess for potential contact between building occupants and lead-based paint materials. We’ll work with you based on your schedule to define an appropriate, actionable response to lead paint threats.

Lead-based paint was commonly used in homes, childcare facilities, apartments, commercial buildings and even government structures, prior to being banned by the government.It was durable and it dried quickly which made it very popular.

We now know just how toxic lead-based paint can be.It can cause serious health problems including damage to the kidneys, brain, nerves and blood if absorbed by the body.

If in a good condition, lead-based paint is usually not a hazed but when it starts to deteriorate is when it poses an immediate and considerable risk. Real estate professionals should always recommend a lead-based paint test from an All Atlanta inspector to their clients.

Lead Paint Inspections: The Professional Process
Our inspectors begin with the use of a portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) machine to detect any lead presence. If necessary, our skilled lead inspectors may also send paint, dust and soil samples to the lab for analysis. Not all lead-based paint is considered dangerous. Our expert lead inspectors can identify if there are currently any lead hazards in or around your home or property and may help you to develop an action plan to address those hazards.

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Have your own list of questions or concerns about the property you’re considering buying or selling, and Talk to the inspection company in advance. Or the inspector at the inspection. This will ensure that the clients concerns will be addressed and that any special arrangements can be made ahead of time.
Real estate agents should instruct sellers to ensure that all areas of the home are easily accessible to the inspector. For example, if the attic access point is inside a closet, all clothes and belongings should be removed for ease of entry and exit.

If you’re a homebuyer, it’s especially important to be present during the inspection, especially the last hour. By being there with the inspector and paying close attention, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Have all of your questions and concerns addressed as they arise.
  • Understand the condition of each key component throughout the house and property, helping establish a better understanding of the home and the resulting inspection report.
  • Truly understand any concerns you may have about the Inspection findings that look worse on paper than they really are. Save time and avoid frustration by learning about the function of your new home. You may find out how the heating system works, how to light pilot lights, how to turn on various appliances and components, and where shut-offs are located. The inspector can also point out maintenance needs and procedures, and explain how and when to check on specific items that need periodic maintenance

Read your home inspection report thoroughly. If you have concerns or need clarification—no matter how minor the issue may seem—never hesitate to reach out to your home inspector to find out more.

All Atlanta Inspectors are always willing to go the extra mile to help put your mind at ease. Whether you choose to hire All Atlanta Inspection Services or not, please be sure to use a qualified, trained professional to conduct your home inspection. A home purchase is the investment of a lifetime, and you deserve to have complete confidence in your financial decision.

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