SANTA MONICA’S LOS ANGELES COUNTY – LEAD PAINT INSPECTION
Environmental Inspection Services employs expert lead inspectors with certifications from the California Department of Public Health who are ready to examine your home or commercial building and find any and all lead paint. Lead paint is linked to numerous negative health outcomes, including neurological damage, and its elimination is of the utmost importance, especially when remodeling or doing other work. Despite the fact that undamaged lead paint in most cases is not an area of concern, the involvement of lead paint in construction work creates dust and paint chips that can be dangerous.
Structures completed before 1978, when lead paint was banned, have an elevated risk of containing lead paint – and 77% of homes in Santa Monica’s Los Angeles County date to before that year.
Get in touch with us to lay any worries you have about lead paint to rest.
Laws and regulations that apply to Santa Monica’s Los Angeles County require homes and buildings occupied by children to undergo lead paint inspections if any renovation or demolition is to be done. Furthermore, the health problems that lead paint exposure can cause make proper lead safety steps a necessity.
To be considered lead paint, the paint must be 0.5% lead by mass or greater when tested in our lab. In Santa Monica’s Los Angeles County, an XRF reading of 0.7 milligrams per square centimeter is classified as lead paint. Regardless of the exact levels, Environmental Inspection Services advises following lead-safe work practices.