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When Should You Get Professional Home Lead Testing?

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In Home Lead Testing

Living with lead. One thing any homeowner should be concerned about is the possibility of this dangerous substance mixed in with your property’s paint. The presence of lead in any home is a major problem—and one that should never be taken lightly. This neurotoxin can cause a host of serious health threats, including high blood pressure, pain, or memory loss for adults, and behavioural and learning issues for children. 
 

So, how do you know there might be lead in your home? And if there is any, what should you do about it? Read on to learn the reasons you should get professional home lead testing.

Do You Need A Lead Test?

Your home was built before 1960.
 

Have you lived in your home for a long time? Are you planning on moving into an older house? If your property was built before 1960, there is a strong likelihood that it contains lead. What’s more, the exterior surfaces may also have been coated with lead-based paint if your home was constructed between 1960 and 1990. So, play it safe and get professional home lead testing. 
 

You are planning on renovating your home.

Renovating your home can be extremely exciting and gratifying. But it can also be dangerous. So, before you start knocking down walls, be aware of the possibility of lead. Many homes, especially older ones, may have been painted with this toxic material. Left alone, the paint won’t pose any high health risks. But if it is disturbed during the remodeling process, the dust from the lead-based paint could be ingested, putting you and the entire household in danger. 
 

Whether you are making minor alterations to a room or, you are transforming your entire property, make sure to have your property tested for lead to ensure your home renovations are safe.   

The house tested positive for lead by the previous owners. 
 

Did the previous owners test the house for lead? If the results came back positive and they never addressed the issue, then you will want to have the substance removed as soon as possible. Working with lead testing and remediation specialists will ensure your home is safe and meets regulatory requirements and compliance. 
 

Don’t put you and the ones you care about in harm’s way. Testing your home for the presence of lead is the first step to providing a healthy living environment. Getting professional home lead testing will give you peace of mind, knowing your family and your property are safe. 
 

Are you worried that your home contains lead? When you want to be absolutely sure, turn to Lotus Environmental for fast and reliable lead sampling and testing services.  

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