Our Top Notch inspectors know the dangers of lead-based paint, and more accurately lead dust, have been well known for decades. Even minor exposure to a child can cause damage to the central nervous system and affect a child’s brain. Through diligence and proper monitoring, our goal at is to limit the chance that a child is ever exposed to a dangerous environment containing lead-based paint.
If your home or building was built or significantly renovated prior to 1980, chances are high that some lead-based paint is present. Location of a home does not necessarily affect the likelihood of lead’s presence. The 100-year-old colonial in an affluent suburb is just as likely to contain lead-based paint as is an inner city apartment.
Homeowners involved in renovation projects need to be especially aware, as even minor demolition or sanding can cause a home to become completely contaminated with lead dust.