Service Areas for Lead Testing & Inspection
RTK Environmental tests for lead paint in the following states:
The most common source of lead poisoning is lead-based paint, which is found in most homes built before 1978, when lead paint was banned. Any renovation or simple wear-and-tear of the paint around windows, doors, and stair treads disturbs the paint, releasing lead dust into the air. Lead poisoning can cause serious, irreversible damage, including: brain damage, ADHD, aggressive behavior and tendencies for violence, damage to the nervous system, impaired growth, and in extreme cases, coma or even death. The only way to really protect your children from lead paint poisoning is to have your home tested before it happens.
In addition to paint, lead can also be found in several other sources in your environment. These include older plumbing fixtures, pipes, crystal and glassware, vintage toys, children’s furniture and jewelry, claw-foot bathtubs, ceramic ware, pottery, artificial turf, stained glass, folk medicine, and more.
Before you risk exposing your family or employees to lead, find out if a hazard exists. RTK Environmental Group can test your home, school, or office to ensure that it is free from lead paint. Call us today at 800.392.6468.