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Lead Paint Testing

Lead Paint Testing

Lead Paint Testing - Home Inspection Marietta GAIf your home was built before 1978, chances are it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint. While some states banned it earlier, some paint containing lead was around after 1978. Lead from paint is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning. 

Since you cannot determine the presence of lead by simply looking at it, you should be on the lookout for signs. Ever notice paint being scaly and cracked and looking like alligator skin? That’s a sign. It’s called alligatoring wherein the paint deteriorates, creating a scaly pattern. Finding these cracks is a good indication of lead. However, homeowners don’t see these patterns on walls, they’re mostly seen on the baseboards, window sashes, and door and window frames.

Deteriorating lead-based paint (peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking, damaged, or damp), however, is a hazard and needs immediate attention. Dust and flakes can accumulate in the following areas:

  • Window sills
  • Countertops
  • Floors
  • Children’s toys
  • Clothes
  • Beddings
  • Doors and door frames; and
  • Stairs, railings, fences, and porches


Health problems include anemia, seizures, and, worse, death, especially to children and highly sensitive individuals. The last thing you would want inside your home is this sneaky health perpetrator.

Keep all paint in excellent shape and frequently clean up the dust. Lead-contaminated dust results from indoor sources such as deteriorating lead-based paint.

We scrape a sample of paint from an inconspicuous area, such as inside a closet. Samples extracted from your home will then be tested on-site, collected, and sent to the laboratory. The report that follows the inspection will point out any areas affected by lead. Results are provided within two to three days.

So, if your house was built before 1980, chances are it has lead-based paint. Contact us today so our team of professionals can provide you with an informed inspection. 

If you plan to buy an older house, please know what you’re buying, and if it’s more than what you are willing to undertake, walking away from it might be a good idea. The existence of lead paint can make that dream house of yours go from hero to zero really quick. That is why a home inspection is both crucial and essential in the real estate transaction. In the end, it will always be your final decision whether to continue with the purchase or not. You need to know everything there is about the home so you can make your most informed buying decision.


Great professionals at great pricing for a great future. FYC Inspections is the home inspection firm for you. Call Us Today at (404) 260-4436 OR Schedule Online 24/7 Right From Our Website!


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Known as The City in a Forest, Marietta, GA makes a great home for over 510,000 residents. With its recent rate of occupancy, a large percentage of homes in Marietta, GA are owned. 

If you are looking for a great place to settle in and enjoy the dense forests and multicultural communities in Marietta, GA, FYC Inspections will be your home buying or selling advocate. Our team of qualified and experienced home inspectors will perform with attention to detail and within established Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. A detailed computerized report will be provided the same day.

Lead home inspector and owner of FYC Inspections, Maya Ray, together with her team of pro home inspectors, are committed to client care and satisfaction. We make sure your prized investment gives you the peace of mind and joy you deserve.

Great professionals at great pricing for a great future.
FYC Inspections is the home inspection firm for you.
Call Us Today at (404) 260-4436 OR Schedule Online 24/7 Right From Our Website!

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