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Why You Should Consider Lead Paint Testing

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Your property manager could be concerned about lead paint testing.

Prevent lead poisoning! Test your home for lead paint testing. In this week’s blog, we’ll give you some reasons why you should consider having this done for your home. Lead can be a deadly hazard if you’re unaware of its presence, and many older buildings and buildings are still loaded up with lead. Read on to learn about how to identify any lead paint hazards that may be lurking in your home!

When Might Lead Paint Testing Be Needed?

Consider the following reasons for lead paint testing. By asking yourself when lead paint testing might be needed, address these concerns:

  • Has a child been diagnosed with lead poisoning?
  • Is your property owner concerned about the possibility of lead poisoning?
  • Are property owners being required to run such tests for lead poisoning?
  • Under federal law, are you being required to inspect it, as a potential homebuyer?
  • You must hire an inspector to check on the lead paint content  for homes that were constructed before 1978.

These are the primary reasons for lead paint testing. Of course, in this situation, you might be prompted to start asking some other related questions. One such question is if you can run your own lead paint testing. Read below to learn more about this possibility.

Can I Run My Own Lead Paint Testing?

You can, in fact, run your own lead paint testing. But it is still probably best to leave it to the professionals. While laboratories can inspect some self-collected samples, these tests and store-bought testing kits may not always be the most reliable. An accredited professional company with experience in running these tests will be able to better serve you.

Consider these following factors when investigating if a contractor is certified by the State of Maryland:

  • What is the scope of the work involved?
  • What are the costs of a having a complete survey done?
  • What methods do they use?
  • How will the information be reported back to me?  How can I then use this information?

Get Lead Paint Testing Done with North Arundel Contracting!

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