Home Lead Inspection Specialists Serving the Boston, MA Area
A significant number of homes built prior to 1978 have painted surfaces that contain lead, which is a serious health risk for children younger than age six. ASAP Environmental, Inc. provides home lead inspections to help New England residents keep their families and properties safe. Our lead inspections include a formal written report about the scope of the lead present in the home, as well as an outline of steps necessary to remove it. We always provide courteous and professional service to every customer.
ASAP Environmental, Inc. offers comprehensive, full-service lead inspections that include a certified risk assessment and removal options through an abatement consultation. Clients can also receive a re-inspection to ensure complete compliance with current lead laws. Free information is also available for lead removal financing. We also offer RRP inspections for compliance with the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule.
In light of proposed changes to the lead law and the impact these changes will have on the surfaces for deleading purposes, a property owner may want to consider Interim Control. Interim Control is a temporary measure that property owners can take to correct urgent lead hazards, especially peeling or chipping lead paint and lead dust. A licensed person must do the work to bring a property into Interim Control. Interim Control lasts for two years with a recertification inspection after the first year. Property owners are not strictly liable under the lead law while a Letter of Interim Control is in effect.
Lead hazards exist in many common areas in homes. Windows and doors and their frames are one of the most typical areas where lead exists. Cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, stairway treads and risers, railings and banisters, baseboards, and interior walls are additional risk areas. Interior casings and parting beads are also areas to inspect. Outside a home, an inspection should include porches, fences, siding, window sills and casings, door casings, garage siding, and garage trim.
Other Types of Lead Hazards
Lead in Dust - Lead dust can be present from work being done in your home or outside your home. We can provide dust sampling if you are concerned that dust in your home has lead in it. Samples for lead in dust are required once deleading work is completed to receive compliance.
Lead in Soil - We can take soil samples if you are concerned that lead could be in your soil. Bare soil is tested, and the area has to be greater than nine square feet to take a sample.
Lead in Water - Lead in water can be very harmful to families, as seen by the trouble that Flint, Michigan has been having with their water and its high concentration of lead. If you are concerned about lead in your water, then we can take samples for you. It must be done first thing in the morning since we have to take the first draw of water from a faucet for our samples. We also take three samples—one at the very first draw, again two minutes after that, and then again five minutes after that. The MA Department of Public Health has put out the following FAQ sheet and quick tips.
Lead in Glaze - The glaze of your home's tiles can sometimes test very high for lead. As long as the tiles remain intact, they are in compliance with the lead law. However, when the tile becomes deteriorated, and the glaze begins to chip and peel, then it becomes a hazard.
If you suspect you may have lead in or around your home, then don't leave the safety of your family to chance. Call ASAP Environmental, Inc. today at 800-349-7779 or schedule your home lead inspection online today.