Handheld X-ray fluorescent
(Read below for more info)
Lead Based Paint testing services
Based Paint Risk Assessments
-spot" Lead Paint Analysis
Lead Paint Testing
Paint Chips Sampling
* Soil Testing
Wipe Tests * 3rd Party Exams
"if you want to know about
hazards in your home.....this is the place to call!"
EPA Risk Assessor
License # NY-R_13541-1
EPA Lead Inspector
License # LBP-l-l151836-1
Certified Firm License # NY-14855-7
Clearance / 3rd Party Dust Wipe Testing
Typical 3rd Party Clearance
test consists of (8) dust wipe samples
per unit ( single family home or
apartment) = $185
(multiple unit discounts available)
Results usually within 5 business
(results can be quicker for upcharge)
= If any of the samples fail, the area must be re-cleaned & retested
retest fee = $60 + $10 per sample
Please read below before scheduling a
Before an interior clearance test can be performed,
the City requires 3rd Party companies
to perform a COMPLETE visual inspection of the interior - to identify any
Basement – wood partitions,
Basement – support
Basement - stairs &
Interior - all baseboards, door/window casings,
door jambs, any friction /rubbing
surfaces (bare wood),
stringers, handrails, all interior doors (chips, cracks, etc)
& Ceilings = any deteriorated surfaces (peeling, cracks)
all same apply – including stairs, stairway walls, & windows
windows = sashes on both sides, jambs, window sills,
any wood stops (particularly between storm & sashes),
window wells (the recessed pocket at bottom where window closes)
Vinyl windows – exterior stop molding (especially if storm is still on)
Closets (inside) – walls & moldings,
inside cabinets, particularly sink base
Enclosed porches – all same apply
This is not a complete list, but basically,
no interior deteriorated surfaces ANYWHERE!
* If any deteriorated paint
we cannot do the test
Any windows designed to be opened
MUST be able to be opened
( not painted shut, not screwed
** have open a few inches at dust wipe test
examples of common defects found at visual inspection
If any of these types of conditions exist,
interior clearance test can be performed.
To save you time, please conduct your own visual inspection
** failed visual inspections may be subject to trip charges **
schedule an appt, please call -or- text
Joe @ 585-626-2627
Jim @ 585-721-7770
We also perform
lead paint testing
with a HUD approved XRF gun.
Just hold it against a surface,
pull the trigger, and in seconds a digital reading tells if it's lead paint or not!
In-home testing.....starting at just $250
where the lead paint is......before you remodel
In Rochester, NY rental properties requiring C of O's ,built before 1978......
are now subject to a visual deteriorated paint inspection and/or dust wipe test
to determine presence of lead based paint hazards. This is in response to the new Lead
enacted by the City of Rochester in July, 2006 requiring lead test.
Read the complete text of the ordinance (click here)
Homeowners, do you know
about the EPA Rule?
Protect yourself, your families.....
EPA Lead Paint RULE
"Renovation, Remodeling, and Painting Rule"
The EPA’s Renovation, Repair & Painting regulation
requires any persons distubing potential lead based paint in target housing (pre-78) to become RRP Certified Renovators,
by taking a new one-day course about using "Lead Safe Work Practices" on the job. Contractors/Property
Mgrs/ Landlords who violate the RRP regulations may face fines in excess of $32K per violation per day.
Government Funds are available for home
Resources for funding to help make your property lead based paint safe:(click link below)
Remodeling an older home?
If you are remodeling a structure built prior to 1978, you may want to consider a 3rd Party lead
dust wipe clearance examination after
the work is completed. Or better yet, have the paint XRF tested professionally prior to beginning work. This is an EPA lead testing procedure
which can help verify the interior was cleaned up properly, and there is no trace of residual lead based paint dust. This
is particularly important if there are children in the home are 6 yrs old or younger, or if a child has an elevated blood
lead level, or if anyone is pregnant. Lead is a neurotoxin to young children, and is proven to cause
permanent brain damage.
Be sure to discuss lead based paint testing /concerns with your contractor PRIOR to signing the contract,
and possibly withholding some of the final payment until the home has achieved a 3rd party lead clearance exam
through a dust wipe lead test by us, an EPA Certified firm.
Lead Poisoning Info - Parents,teachers, Day
Parents & Grandparents
When your children or grandchildren
come to your home, are you sure is it lead safe? Lead dust from 40-50-60 years of remodeling can remain in the home, and is virtually invisible to
the naked eye.
Have you looked for deteriorated paint? Or possibly,
if there is lead dust residue in the house from previous work performed over the many years?
A simple lead test / dust wipe testing, xrf testing
or risk assessment can help you find out. The samples
are sent to a laboratory for analysis.
Basement walls, posts, attics, windows, radiators, closets, old play sets in the yard, garages, old
clothes poles, or an old fence can all be sources of lead paint poisoning.
We can provide you with a Lead Hazard Home Evaluation, including dust wipe analysis, for as little as $200
Have a dispute with a contractor ??
Call the Better Contractors Bureau (BCB) @ 585-338-3600
RADON GAS ...
There is no "safe" radon level
EPA's recommendations to homeowners:
- If your radon level is 4 pCi/L or higher, fix your home.
- If your radon level is 2 pCi/L
or higher, consider fixing your home.
Odorless and invisible, Radon gas permeates through concrete
floors and basement walls,
and is the #2 cause of lung cancer ....behind cigarette smoking.
Call us today at ... 585-721-7770
Lead paint testing * Clearance exams * Home
Inspection * Radon Testing
RRP Rule *
RRP Rule * Renovation Rule *
Training * Renovation Rule *
Lead paint law for Contractors * Remodelers
New painting law for Contractors and Remodelers
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Clearance Exams * Lead paint Risk Assessment * Home Inspection * Radon
New Home Buyers...considering a REAL home inspection?
With a NYS Licensed Home Inspector
So,,,,,, what kinds of
an inspector find
a home inspection??
nothing severe, and other times.......even I am surprised!!
Let's just say, it's YOUR
money. We won't tell you to buy
it, or not buy it.
But we will give you a detailed analysis of the condition of the property!!
The inspection is ours, but the ultimate decision is yours.........
Know the facts!
Know what you're investing your money in!!
The EPA RRP Rule * Renovation Rule * The EPA RRP Rule *
based paint testing services
Home inspection * Radon
Rochester, New York
Lead paint law for Contractors * Remodelers
painting law for Contractors and Remodelers
We are certified NYS Home Inspection Firm License # 16000002892
Phone: (585) 721-7770
Lead based Paint Testing * XRF Testing * Lead Paint Clearance Exams * Home Inspections
* XRF Testing * 3rd Party Dust Wipe Testing
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Contractors and Remodelers
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