If you reside in a vintage home or commercial building, you need to be careful about lead contamination. Lead poisoning is known to cause numerous health issues and illnesses, so it's vital that you get professional lead testing to make sure you're not at risk. At Common Sense Inspections, we perform lead paint testing for homes and businesses in the areas surrounding Seattle. By testing for lead paint, we'll be able to determine exactly where your lead issues are located. A thorough lead inspection and lead hazard assessment from our team will tell you everything you need to know so you can immediately move forward with remediation. When you want instant results you can trust, Common Sense Inspections is your answer. Call now to learn more about our lead-based paint testing and lead inspection services!

Lead's Health Hazards

The health and safety risks associated with lead contamination are serious. That's why a complete lead hazard assessment of your property is crucial. Many people mistakenly believe lead paint is the only cause of lead poisoning. However, traces of lead are actually found in a variety of materials, such as:

  • Soil
  • Water
  • Dust
  • Paint chips
  • Lead-based paint

Exposure to lead contamination can have various effects ranging in severity, depending on how long a person is exposed to it. Children and pregnant women are the most vulnerable to lead poisoning, but anyone can experience sickness as a result of lead exposure. The health effects of lead contamination include:

  • Appetite loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Anemia
  • Damage to reproductive systems
  • Damage to blood-forming systems
  • Damage to nervous systems
  • Neurological disorders
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Death

Needless to say, accurate lead paint testing and general lead inspection are crucial to your health and well-being. As a certified lead inspector, Common Sense Inspections will provide you with the accurate lead hazard assessment you need.

How Our Lead Inspection Service Works

At Common Sense Inspections, we offer both residential and commercial lead testing. We have more than 35 years of experience in the field. So, when you have us testing for lead paint in your home or business, you can rest assured we're providing you with true accuracy and reliability. Our lead-based paint testing service is designed to deliver instantaneous results so you aren't kept waiting.

What happens during a typical lead testing service? First of all, our tests are vigorous. We'll test several surfaces in your building using an x-ray fluorescence gun (Niton XRF brand). This sophisticated tool can see through all surface layers, which means we don't even have to send samples to the lab. It gives us instant results—literally within 20 seconds—which always makes our clients happy.

We'll go one step further, though, and also deliver a thorough report detailing precisely where your lead issues lie. This report takes about 1 week, and you can give it to your lead removal professional so they know exactly where to look. Common Sense Inspections can only perform professional lead testing, not removal, but we will put you in touch with a competent, trustworthy team.

So, what are you waiting for? Get a lead inspection and thorough lead hazard assessment when you call or email us today!