Keep Everyone Safe With Top-Rated Lead Inspection Services
Whether you’ve recently purchased an older property to remodel then flip, or you’ve bought existing construction to move your family in, there are several potential hazards that you should be aware of. This is certainly the case when it comes to lead based paint. With top-rated lead inspections from GCE Services you can keep everyone safe. We want to share some of the important benefits you gain from requesting a lead base paint inspection from us.
To start, you can avoid liability issues. Depending on the age of the home, most lead base paint is not found on the outer layer of paint in the home. It is usually buried beneath several layers of latex paint. Through sanding, demolition, removing windows or any other type of renovation you expose lead. This dust becomes poisonous and can float throughout the house. You want to identify every location where this harmful substance exists. This is important to do before you hire contractors to conduct restoration services or attempt to do the work yourself. Having a detailed report on this toxin will allow everyone to proceed with the proper caution and care. All contractors working in pre-1978 homes are required to be certified to work in these homes to protect you, your family and their own. Fines up to $43,000 can be assessed by the EPA if they are found to be non-compliant to the Federal law, Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) rule 40 CFR 745. Is your contractor certified? epa.gov/lead
Residential lead inspection for remodels can also guide you in terms of what you should focus on. You might think that certain areas of the home look just fine as they are, but they could be dangerous if preventative protocols are not followed. Once you know exactly what you’re dealing with, you can establish a remodeling plan that improves both aesthetics and overall safety.
You’ll obviously get more peace of mind when taking this extra step to ensure overall resident safety. If you’re getting ready to remodel an older home and want to get the facts, we can help! Call us today to schedule an appointment or to request an estimate.