Many homes built before 1978 were painted with lead-based paint as it was commonly used during this time in both home construction as well as renovation and maintenance. It is estimated that over 24 million homes in the United States have deteriorating lead-based paint or high levels of lead in the dust. Scientific research shows that absorption of even very low levels of lead into the blood may have serious harmful health effects on the intellectual and behavioral development of infants and young children. Currently there is no known safe level of lead exposure and no known safe blood lead concentration. However, as lead exposure increases, the range and severity of symptoms and effects also increases.
Getting a professional lead-based paint inspection is the best way to ensure your new home has a “clean bill of health” before you commit to signing on that dotted line. This is especially true in Southern Regions of the Country – like South West Georgia – due to hot temperatures and high humidity levels, which can produce the “perfect storm” for potentially dangerous lead-based paint exposure.
At Sentry Home Inspection Services, we are fully trained, certified and equipped to conduct Lead-Based Paint Inspections. We can readily identify lead-based paint and determine if it is a danger to you and your family. We adhere to a strict “Chain of Custody” protocol and use a fully accredited nationally recognized full service environmental analytical laboratory to ensure accurate results. You can rest assured that we provide the best professional lead-based paint inspection services available.
Once completed, you are given a full report that includes both standard digital images as well as a lab report to clearly illuminate our inspection findings. We also include a summary page reviewing our assessment of the property and you can speak with the inspector to review any questions you may have. Let us take the guesswork and stress out of having a comprehensive lead-based paint inspection performed and let us give you the information you need to make an informed investment decision.
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