Home Buyer Inspection
Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases a person can make and it is important to be sure the property you're are buying, not only fits your needs, but is structurally secure and safe to inhabit. It is important to hire a Certified Home Inspector and Licensed Lead Inspector to ensure that you know exactly what you are buying.
Many people underestimate the importance of a Lead Inspection. As a homebuyer, purchasing a home built prior to 1978, you should assume, and it should be disclosed, that there may be lead based paint in the home. It is important to do a Lead Assessment of the property by a licensed Lead Inspector who can identify lead based painted surfaces and their potential hazards. Lead repair and abatement is extremely costly, so if there are major lead hazards, you may want to address those issue with the seller.
If you are planning to start a family, you want to make sure the lead based surfaces are in tact and free to peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking and binding surfaces. All these conditions create a lead hazard to any child that may be residing in this home.
Lead paint can be extremely dangerous to young children or pregnant adults if it is not kept in safe condition. It can cause serious birth defects, brain damage and organ failure if not detected in the blood.
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At All Phase Lead Inspections, we provide many levels of lead assessments, education of lead and its effects, along with expert advice on how to keep your home lead safe. We will show you how to determine what is safe and unsafe, which surfaces contain lead based paint and what steps you should take to keep the painted surface safe and intact. We will also advise you of the rules and regulation regarding the removal and renovation of these lead based surfaces.
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