23 Oct For New Mexico Homes Built Before 1978…￼
You want to have your home checked for lead if it was built before then.
According to the EPA:
If your home was built before 1978 and you suspect it contains lead-based paint, have your home tested for lead and learn about potential lead hazards. There are a few options available to test your home for lead-based paint:
– A lead-based paint inspection — Tells you if your home has lead-based paint and where it is located. It will not tell you whether your home currently has lead hazards or how to deal with it. This is most helpful when buying a home or signing a lease, before renovating.
– A lead-based paint risk assessment — Tells you if your home currently has any lead hazards from lead in paint, dust or soil and what actions to take to address these hazards. This is most helpful if your home is known or suspected to contain lead-based paint.
– A combination inspection and risk assessment – Tells you if your home has any lead-based paint and if your home has any lead hazards, and where both are located.
This is especially important for Albuquerque and nearby New Mexico homes and offices where you plan to do some remodeling. Disturbing old lead paint can be extremely toxic. Before you take on any construction projects in or outside of your home, be sure to have it tested.
Safe At Home Environmental Services provides the surrounding Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas areas and beyond with home and office testing. Call us to schedule an appointment.