You have found the perfect home for your family. It is the right size, right neighborhood, and filled with potential. Unfortunately, in speaking with your realtor they disclose that there may be a history of lead paint being used in the home.
It is important to note that most homes built before 1940 used lead paint on their walls. While the use of lead paint greatly decreased after this time it was still in use through 1980. For this reason, the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act, Title X, requires realtors, sellers, and landlords to disclose any existence of lead-based paint in homes that were built before 1978. We are confident in the realtors that we work with to provide this information to you and protect you as their client.
Kelting Home Inspections offers lead-paint testing in which we take samples of every painted surface in your potential home and send the samples to a lab for testing. Once these samples are returned, you will receive a report directly from the lab that your inspector will go over with you as needed. A risk assessment will be provided to inform you of any specific areas to take note of as well recommendations for action steps to address these hazards. If you are looking at a home that you love but have been informed that lead paint may be present, don’t give up yet. The process of remediation can begin under the guidance of your realtor.
At Kelting Home Inspections, we care that your family has the peace of mind that they are moving into a safe and stable home. Our goal in these inspections is to give you the knowledge you need to make a confident decision as you purchase your dream home. For more information about our lead-paint inspections contact us at 941-655-8888.
The inspectors at Kelting Home Inspections are trained to provide a thorough inspection of your home. We want to ensure you know the true condition of the home you are purchasing or selling. We also include several warranties with our inspections, at no additional cost to the clients.