Lead Paint Testing in Philadelphia

Lead Testing in Philadelphia

Lead Paint Testing PA

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Lead is no longer present in modern paints, that doesn’t mean it’s not an issue today. In fact, lead paint remains in many Philadelphia buildings built before 1978, and this old paint may turn into paint chips or dust as it degrades. When this happens, exposure to the particles can cause severe health problems, particularly for children.

At AAA Lead Professionals PA, we provide comprehensive lead testing for older paints and potential lead contaminants that may have spread as dust to nearby areas. Our expert technicians have performed countless lead paint inspections and tests over the years, and are fully trained to promptly identify and deal with lead and its related hazards.

Don’t let problems with lead or other toxins catch you off guard in your Pennsylvania home or workplace. Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our EPA-certified technicians and receive a comprehensive estimate.

Lead Testing in Philadelphia

Why Are Lead Paint Inspections Important in Philadelphia?

Lead paint in good condition isn’t inherently problematic, but concerns arise as lead-based paint ages and begins to degrade. It transforms into flakes, chips, and dust, circulating within your home and eventually entering the body, leading to preventable health issues including lead poisoning. The lingering lead residue extends its reach to soil, air, water, furniture, and clothes, particularly affecting individuals working with the paint, such as contractors doing home renovations.

In cities where residential and commercial spaces see countless tenants, owners, and construction projects over the years, it can be hard to know whether your building harbors lead paint. Rely on our team of EPA-certified lead experts to conduct a thorough and meticulous lead inspection, especially if your building project or relocation might disturb lead-based paint.

We ensure comprehensive lead safety for all relevant areas of your building. This includes kitchens, bathrooms, living and dining rooms, bedrooms, basements, attics, boiler rooms, electrical closets, pipes, heating appliances, garages, crawlspaces, and storage rooms. Additionally, we can check exterior spaces like walls, roofing, and siding, leaving no stone unturned in safeguarding your space from potential lead hazards.

The Risks of Lead Paint Exposure

Long-term exposure to lead has been shown to have many detrimental health effects, regardless of the source. Children are especially susceptible to negative impacts on their development when exposed to lead. The use of lead is now heavily regulated, and in many cases banned, in an effort to prevent the harms caused by lead exposure.

Potential health impacts on children from lead paint exposure include

  • Hyperactivity and negative impacts on cognition and brain development
  • Behavioural and learning problems
  • Hearing issues
  • Stunted growth
  • Anemia

Risks to pregnant women from lead poisoning can include:

  • Low birth weight
  • Stillbirth
  • Premature delivery
  • Miscarriage

Where is lead-based paint usually found?

Potential lead-based paint hazards can exist anywhere in your building, especially if it’s older. Usually, lead paint is found in areas that are repainted frequently, like bedrooms experiencing high resident turnover. However, any element of a building’s interior or exterior could potentially harbor unsafe levels of lead-based paint or lead paint residue.

Our Lead Paint Testing PA Process

Lead-based paint inspections, tests, removal, and remediation are not DIY projects. At AAA Lead Professionals, we strictly adhere to lead-safe work practices. Our skilled and certified technicians are experienced in:

  • Conducting lead-based paint sampling and inspections.
  • Analyzing dust, paint chips, and other surfaces for the presence of lead.
  • Employing X-ray fluorescence (XRF) lead testing to assess lead levels in sealed or painted surfaces.
  • Delivering a comprehensive report to apprise you of your building’s conditions.
  • Embracing punctual, polite professionalism to ensure a smooth overall experience.

The AAA Guarantee

Pennsylvania clients trust us because we take every lead testing case seriously. Our technicians receive extensive training and will meticulously check your property for lead contamination, including any that may have spread to or from nearby properties as dust.

Our inspections are extremely comprehensive, and you can always trust AAA to treat your home or business with respect while work is underway. For more information about remedying asbestos, lead, mold, or flood or water damage, contact the team at AAA Lead Professionals. Since 2009, we’ve been one of the Tri-State Area’s leading providers of environmental testing services.

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Are you concerned that lead may be present in your home or business? AAA Lead Professionals is available to help 24/6 by providing prompt, thorough testing and abatement services. Don’t take the risk when it comes to lead exposure—reach out today for a free consultation and quote.

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    I have worked with Joseph from AAA Lead Professionals a few times over the last few years and they are always a pleasure to deal with and get the job done in a cost affective and timely manor. I would definitely work with them again and recommend them.

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    Joe and his team are very responsive and professional. They’re knowledgeable and provide important guidance along with high quality work.

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    Joe responded extremely quickly and was a real pleasure to deal with. He also beat all other quotes. Would definitely recommend.

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    Incredible work and best in the business.

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