Commercial Lead Testing
Many apartment buildings, schools, daycare centers, and commercial buildings constructed before 1978 (the year lead paint was banned for residential use) have paint containing lead. Lead is a toxic substance so paint and paint chips, as well as contaminated soil, water and dust that contain lead can pose serious health hazards.
Your best recourse is to professionally assess the level of lead present on your property. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that by deliberately remaining “unaware” of a lead problem is a protection against liability. Not so. When commercial lead hazards are discovered, federal, state and city laws will come into play. Authorities may seek action against:
- Landlords and insurance companies of rental properties where tenants and their children are exposed to lead
- Landlords, sellers, and real estate agents who fail to disclose in writing that lead paint and lead hazards may be present as required in EPA Law Title 10
- Contractors, including general, painters, plumbers, carpenters, and electricians who disturb more than two square feet of lead-painted surfaces without disclosing in writing that lead paint and lead hazards may be present per the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP)
- Contractors who fail to use lead-safe work practices when disturbing painted surfaces that contain lead
- Schools, churches and daycare centers where children have been determined to have elevated blood-lead levels
- Remediation and insurance companies which are sued for disregarding lead or asbestos-containing materials during fire or water damage restoration
- Business owners or companies who are sued because employees are exposed to lead, mold or asbestos as a result of a building hazard or work process
Call us at 800.392.6468
Our inspectors hold an EPA lead certification and have extensive experience conducting testing in a commercial space.