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Lead Inspection

Why Get a Lead Inspection?

Lead is a poison. In Rhode Island lead poisoning is the most common childhood disease. As a property owner who owns property built before 1978 you should feel compelled to protect your tenants and property. One way to do this is to ensure that the property is free from potential lead hazards.

What are the Side Affects of Lead Poisoning?

Lead poisoning does not have one universal side effect that would allow a doctor to evaluate the individual based on the effects. Lead poisoning has many side effects and this is why testing is so important. Here are some of the side effects that relate to lead poisoning:
  • Low IQ
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Mental Retardation
  • Behavior Problems
  • Hyperactivity
  • Kidney problems
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Seizures
  • Comas
  • Learning Disabilities
What Should You Do About It?

Take the three hour landlord lead class. Here is a link to the RI Housing Resource Commission: www.hrc.ri.gov/mitigation.html

Fix any known hazards using proper procedures given to you from the three hour course. This may require a Lead Hazard reduction contractor if the hazards are significant.

Cleanliness is critical to passing the dust wipe sampling. Therefore we highly recommend that all window sills, window wells, floors and carpets are wet-cleaned thoroughly before the inspections. We recommend using a detergent that includes phosphates such as Cascade.

Call House Doctor Home Inspection Inc. for a lead inspection today at 401-597-0050. We will walk you through the inspection and give you a complete and thorough consultation.

For more info or to schedule an appointment please call 401-597-0050