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Lead Base Paint Testing: Los Angeles CA, Houston TX, Richmond TX

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Lead Base Paint Testing in Los Angeles CA, Houston TX, Richmond TX and other surrounding metropolitan areas is a fully certified lead in chemical testing of paints.

Lead Base Paint Testing Services

Rapid Response Mold Inspection & Testing in Los Angeles CA, Houston TX is a fully certified lead in chemical testing of paints. Our team has years of analytical experience and provide a high-quality lead in analyzing paint.

RRMIT offers Los Angeles, Houston TX and the greater Southern California Region lead based paint inspections and lead base paint testing of all types of commercial and residential property.

Our accredited technical team stays up-to-date with national, local, and federal regulatory and qualification standards.

Our experts have specific certifications around the Los Angeles, Houston TX and the greater Southern California Region, including EPA Certified Lead-Based Paint Inspector, EPA Lead-Based Paint Hazard Assessor, and EPA Lead-Based Project Manager, as well as state and local certifications.

Lead Testing

Types of inspections and tests for lead-based paints

  • Lead Based Paint Inspection.
  • Lead Clearance Inspection
  • Lead Risk Assessment.

Lead Based Paint Inspection: Inspections of lead-based paint analyzes are feasible using many different tools and techniques, each of which has unique benefits for the customer. Handheld XRF testing tools remove the need for laboratory analysis, provide direct on-site read results and prevent possible leaded dust production due to destructive sampling. Paint chip analysis gives OSHA appropriate conclusive results and allows confirmation of non-lead dependent XRF paint readings. Wipe testing for possible lead dust is available. Usually, this is expected on HUD inspections of pre-1960 buildings.

Lead Risk Assessment: Lead risk assessment includes a thorough assessment of all possible lead hazards at a site, including lead-based paint, lead dust, lead in water or soil.

Lead is a toxic metal that has been used in and around our homes for many years. Lead from cars and industrial sources can also be released into the air and can enter drinking water from plumbing materials. Lead can lead to many different health effects, from behavioural and learning disabilities, seizures and deaths.

Lead Clearance Inspection: A lead clearance inspection (as specified by the EPA) must be performed by a qualified risk assessor or a qualified lead-based paint inspector on all projects requiring abatement.

How much does it cost for lead paint inspection?

Rapid Response Mold Testing performs low cost lead paint inspection, lead base paint testing, and consulting for initial investigation and post remediation (clearance) Inspections.

As regards the cost of lead paint based testing. We give all our customers the lowest cost. Our business does everything we can in order to ensure that the customer receives a cost effective solution to their problem.

Important Points to Note about Lead.

  • The improper removal of lead based paint can increase your family’s health risk.
  • Lead-based paint is not a health hazard, when in good condition.
  • Breathing or swallowing of lead dust, or ingesting soil or paint chips containing lead may bring lead into your body.
  • Even before birth, exposure to lead can cause harm to young children and babies.

Health Effect of Leads.

High levels of plum may result in anemia, weakness and damage to the kidney and brain. Extensive exposure to lead can lead to death.

Lead is hazardous for adults and adults can be affected by:

  1. Reproductive issues in women and men alike.
  2. hypertension and high blood pressure.
  3. Problems regarding cognitive performance.
  4. Joint and muscle pain.
  5. Nerve disorders.

If not early detected, children with high levels of lead can suffer from:

  1. Brain and nervous system damage.
  2. Hearing problems.
  3. Headaches.
  4. Present growth.
  5. Loss of appetite.
  6. Abdominal pain.

Blood lead rates 10 μg / dL or higher are a cause for concern, says the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Are you planning on buying or renting an old building for either residential or commercial?

Should you buy a house with lead based paint?

Lead-based paint inspection and lead base paint testing are typically needed as part of due diligence during the residential real estate and commercial property transactions as well as before buildings are demolished or renovated.

Many houses and apartments that had been built before 1978 have lead paints (known as lead-based paint, or lead paint). Before renting or buying pre-1978 houses, federal law requires citizens to provide certain information:

  1. Before leasing takes effect, OWNERS shall reveal documented details about lead-based paint and plumbing paint risks. Leases must contain a form for disclosure of lead paint.
  2. Before selling a house REALTORS shall reveal details of lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards.
  3. Sales agreements must provide a form of full disclosure on lead-based paint
  4. Buyers have up to 10 days in which to check for lead hazards.

Where Lead Is Found

Although most people are thinking about painting for lead poisoning, lead is frequently found in and around a home in a number of other areas. The following are common areas.

  • Interior and exterior paint
  • The soil in and around a home
  • Household ( residential ) dust
  • Drinking water
  • Painted toys
  • Painted furniture
  • Pottery, dishware, and glasses

Sources of Lead Poisoning are:

  • Lead contaminated residential soil.
  • Lead contaminated dust
  • Deteriorating lead-based paint.
  • Lead contaminated dust

WATER:

There may be plumbing with lead or lead solder in your home. You can’t see, smell or taste lead and not get rid of lead by boiling your water. Once you believe that your plumbing might have lead:

  • To find out about water testing, call your local health office, water supplier or Rapid Response Mold Inspection & Testing.

You can get in touch with us with the contact below.

  • Email: rapidresponsemoldtesting@gmail.com
  • Phone: 1(888)387-4855

DUST:

Residential dust can collect lead from the deteriorating lead-based paint or contaminated soil. When lead-based paint is scraped dry, sanded dry, or heated, lead dust can form.

What happens if you inhale lead dust?

  • In children as well as adults, higher levels can damage the kidneys and nervous system. Very high levels of lead can be responsible for seizures, unconsciousness and death.

Once you believe that your building has lead-contaminated dust: You can get in touch with us with the contact below.

  • Email: rapidresponsemoldtesting@gmail.com
  • Phone: 1(888)387-4855

SOIL (SAND)

There are so many places where the soil can pick up lead from for example exterior paint or from other sources such as the past use in cars of leaded gas.

If you believe the soil where you live is lead contaminated: You can get in touch with us with the contact below about testing your soil for lead and lead based paint testing.

  • Email: rapidresponsemoldtesting@gmail.com
  • Phone: 1(888)387-4855

PAINT

In 1978, the federal government prohibited lead-based paint from homes, and several states had even earlier prohibited its use. However, several homes and pre-1978 buildings still have lead paint. If you reside in an old building or work in it, you should have the lead tested.

Federal Law Requirements for Home Sales

  • A leaflet approved by the EPA on how to identify and control paint hazards based on lead.
  • Any known details about the possibility of lead-based paint in the home or related hazards.
  • An attachment to the contract, or language inserted in the contract, that includes a “Lead Warning Statement” and confirms that the seller has complied with all notification requirements.

When should I call a professional?

Yes, it is cost-effective to send soil, paint or water in a lab to limit the presence of lead in your home. Engaging qualified lead inspectors, assessors, or technicians to gather samples of products, paints, water, soil, and dust while planning for large renovation projects, where lead contamination can be a major concern.

Lead Base Paint Testing in Los Angeles CA, Houston TX and other surrounding metropolitan areas.

It’s time to call a professional if someone has been tested with high lead blood levels.

DIY tactics to reduce lead exposure

There are some DIY tactics to reduce exposure until professional testing can be performed, or if it isn’t financially feasible.

  • No food should be planted or grown in that soil with suspected contamination.
  • Children should never play there on Lead contaminated soil.
  • Door frames or lead-paint windows should be operated as minimally as possible.
  • A vacuum should not be used under any circumstances to remove lead-contaminated dust since it risks releasing more dust into the air.
  • Wear Protective Clothing: Wear a shirt, long hugs, gloves of rubber, and washable shoes. When you’re finished, wash everything in a separate bag.

How can you tell if furniture has lead paint?

Can lead dust be absorbed through the skin?

Inhalation (breathing) and ingestion (eating) will absorb lead into your body. Lead is not absorbed through your skin (except for certain organic lead compounds not covered by the standard such as tetraethyl lead).

Will opening windows reduce mold?

Opening the window and closing the door will reduce the condensation that occurs, but does not eliminate the problem.

Lead Base Paint Testing

Can you get lead poisoning from touching lead?

Typically lead poisoning occurs over a period of months or years. It may cause severe physical and mental disability. Individuals may also be poisoned by touching the lead and then putting their fingers in their mouth. Lead is more harmful to children because they still develop their brains and nervous systems.

Typically lead poisoning occurs over a period of months or years. It may cause severe physical and mental disability. Individuals may also be poisoned by touching the lead and then putting their fingers in their mouth. Lead is more harmful to children because they still develop their brains and nervous systems.

What is the Acceptable Level of Mold in Buildings?

Does lead dust stay in the air?

While lead-based paint hasn’t been sold since 1978, many older homes still have it. Small fragments of lead paint can float through the air and accumulate all over your house on surfaces. The lead dust can cause harm even at very low levels of exposure.

Can I remove lead-based paint myself?

If you’ve got lead-based paint, there are some removal options. Even though some states allow you to do the work yourself, a lead paint removal certified contractor is trained to do the job safely and will determine the best abatement strategy.

Is lead paint dangerous for adults?

Lead is a metal that is highly toxic and poisonous. Lead poisoning is a serious condition and is sometimes fatal. It occurs when lead is build up in the body. Lead is found in paintings based on lead including painting on the walls of old houses and toys.

How long does it take to test for lead paint?

It usually takes 24 – 48 hours.

Lead Inspection Services

Why Choose Rapid Response Mold Testing?

Rapid Response Mold Testing is a pioneer in Lead Base Paint Testing. We log our operation, and we have a mitigation procedure if asbestos is detected.

Rapid Response Mold Testing was developed with one specific aim in mind: offering high-level, reliable, skilled, mold inspection, mold testing and mold remediation services to people living with mold problems in Los Angeles CA, Houston TX and Southern California.

  • If you contact us we are committed to responding immediately. Rapid response reduces damage and lowers costs.
  • We take pride in offering comprehensive and cost-effective inspection and testing services with an emphasis on using measurements on-site wherever possible.
  • We are licensed for asbestos testing, lead based paint testing, post mold remediation inspection and clearance services.
  • Using specialized technology, our experts identify the source of water feeding the mold. Then, they use a negative air pressure chamber to isolate the affected area.
  • Our professionals have the training and know-how to handle any mold situation in a safe way.
  • We’re CMI ( Certified Mold Inspector) Lead Base Paint Testing
  • We’re InterNACHI certified. International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.
  • We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. No complaints issued against our company.

We have maintained our license with the Californian state government in good standing. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied while at the same time adhering to all laws and regulations which have been imposed on our business. Our license helps protect the consumer while reducing the risks.

Rapid Response Mold Testing performs asbestos inspections, asbestos management plans, air monitoring, work development scope and air sampling post-abatement. Get in touch with us for a thorough, professional inspection of asbestos you can trust.