Lead can be found in paint, dust, soil, and other places within or nearby a home, and is common in homes built prior to 1978. When young children are exposed to lead, they can experience learning disabilities, loss of hearing, violent behavior, and other symptoms. At HomePro Inspections, we provide lead testing for your peace of mind. Request a quote now or call (904) 268-8211 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.

Our Lead Testing Service Options

Option 1

Soil
Lead Testing

This option is appropriate when clients suspect soil on their property contains lead. Bulk samples are required and must meet strict criteria for lab testing.

  • Requires bulk sample of suspected soil
  • Meet strict sample criteria
  • Lab tested
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Option 2

Lead Paint
Chip Testing

This option is appropriate when clients suspect paint on their property contains lead. Bulk paint chip samples are required, causing some destruction to the painted area(s), and must meet strict criteria for lab testing.

  • Requires bulk sample of paint chips
  • Meet strict sample criteria
  • Lab tested
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Option 3

Lead
Dust Testing

This option is commonly used for real estate transactions. Required samples are non-destructive in nature and must meet strict criteria for lab testing.

  • Sample is non-destructive
  • Meet strict sample criteria
  • Lab tested
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Option 4

Water
Lead Testing

We offer five water testing options that all include testing for lead contamination.

  • Standard
  • Comprehensive
  • Health
  • Environmental
  • Advanced
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Places Where Lead is Often Discovered

While most people think about paint when considering lead poisoning, lead is often found in a number of other areas in and around a home. Common areas include the following.

Lead Testing for Interior and Exterior Paint

Interior and Exterior Paint

Typically homes built prior to 1978.

Soil Lead Testing in and Around a Home

Soil in and Around a Home

Typically found nearby painted structures that have deteriorated.

Household Dust with Lead

Household Dust

Typically from deteriorating paint or surfaces that rub together like window frames.

Drinking Water Lead Test

Drinking Water

Typically from pipes and fixtures that corrode over time.

Lead Paint on Toys and Furniture

Painted Toys and Furniture

Especially if old or imported.

Pottery, Dishware, and Glasses with Lead

Pottery, Dishware, and Glasses

Typically family heirlooms, old products, or imported containers.

Was Your Home Built Before 1978?

Lead based paint was commonly used when building homes prior to 1978. That’s why the EPA recommends testing for lead paint in any of the following situations.

  • Young children live or soon will live in the home (children absorb lead faster than adults).
  • You are newly renting or buying the home.
  • You plan to remodel, repaint, or otherwise maintain your home in ways that might disturb existing lead paint.
When to Test for Lead in Jacksonville FL

 

Federal Law Requirements for Home Sales

  • An EPA approved pamphlet on how to identify and control lead based paint hazards.
  • Any known information concerning the presence of lead based paint or similar hazards in the home.
  • An attachment to the contract, or language inserted in the contract, that includes a “Lead Warning Statement” and confirms that the seller has complied with all notification requirements – View Example.
 

Additional Lead Testing Resources

EPA – Lead Poisoning Home Checklist

This checklist will help you determine if your family is at risk for lead poisoning.

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Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home

Includes information from the EPA about identifying and controlling lead based paint hazards.

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HomePro Inspections is located in Jacksonville, FL, and serves St. Augustine and the surrounding areas. In addition to lead based paint testing, our environmental services include testing mold, indoor air quality, water, asbestos, radon, meth labs, and Chinese drywall. Get started with a quote by calling one of our knowledgeable team members at (904) 268-8211.

Note: These services include collecting the samples according to lab protocol, shipping those to the accredited lab, the lab processing, and the final lab analysis report. Site location(s) are chosen by customer (we recommend areas of deteriorated paint or areas that could be easily accessed by a child).