Lead Inspection Services
As part of our overall home inspection services we seamlessly coordinate Lead Inspections for you thru a joint marketing relationship. DOMUS-Home Inspection Services, LLC., utilizes the services of RELIABLE LEAD INSPECTION SERVICES, LLC, owned and operated by Mr. Norman Rosenzweig who is a licensed Lead Inspector in the State of Maryland.
Why Do I Have To Test For Lead?
If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance that there is lead paint somewhere in your home. Lead paint was used because it was more durable and could resist moisture better than traditional paints. However, we now know about all the harmful side effects and homes must be verified before being sold.
Lead paint can be extremely dangerous to children and women who are pregnant and cause serious reproductive and neurological damage or even death. If your home has used lead paint or even if it was covered with a new layer, and the paint is chipping, you should call for lead paint inspections. We will come to your home and inspect your home to ensure your lead levels are safe!
Whether you are remodeling, selling your home, or just want to make sure your children are safe from the dangers of lead paint, we can help. We provide lead paint inspections for residents all throughout the Baltimore, MD area.
Lead Inspection Law
Properties built prior to 1978 are required by federal law as follows; Sellers must disclose known information on lead-based paint or lead based hazards before selling a house, Real estate contracts must include a specific warning statement about lead-based paint, Buyers have up to 10 days to check for lead, and landlords must disclose known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before leases take effect, Leases must include a specific warning statement about lead-based paint.
Read the EPA’s pamphlet, the Lead –Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right, to learn about the lead-safe work practices that contractors are required to follow when working in your home.
Also under the State of Marylands Department of the Environment all rental dwelling units built prior to 1978 must be registered with MDE, Landlords must distribute tenant educational material as well as a current copy of an inspection certificate, and meet THE FULL RISK REDUCTION STANDARD at each change of occupancy for both the interior and exterior of the property.
Who Does My Lead Inspections
All work performed to meet a risk reduction standard must be performed by a person/company who
have been trained and/or accredited by MDE.