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Lead Inspections & Testing

Indoor Environmental Concepts, LLC., provides Lead Inspections & Testing in homes and commercial buildings.  In addition, we also provide air monitoring of lead.  A detailed report with the findings is given to our client at the completion of the project.

Finding Lead in Your Home


Unfortunately, lead can be present just about anywhere - your home, your business, your drinking water and in consumer products. This list will give you a good idea of how and where lead exposure can occur. If you suspect you or your family is being exposed to lead, contact us today for an inspection.



In general, the older the home, the more likely it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned the use of paint containing the toxic metal. Unfortunately, many homes built before 1978 still have lead-based paint. If paint is cracking, chalking, peeling or in bad condition, it is especially important to have your home tested, as this can cause increased lead exposure.

Soil and Dust

Lead dust forms when lead-based paint is sanded, heated or in poor condition. Soil often acquires lead from exterior paint, lead dust and other sources, including leaded gas residue from past use in cars. Children playing outside can ingest or inhale lead dust or soil containing the hazardous material, causing lead exposure and health problems.

Plumbing and Water

If your home's plumbing contains lead or lead solder, your water could be contaminated. Lead cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, and boiling the water will not rid it of lead.

Job Sites

If your work involves lead or products that contain lead, you may be bringing it home on your hands or clothes. To remedy this, shower and change clothes before returning home. When you wash your work clothes, keep them separate from the rest of your family's laundry.


Other Places Lead Is Found

Painted toys and furniture, especially antiquesLead crystal or lead-glazed pottery or porcelain, and the foods and liquids stored inside these containersSome folk remedies


Health Effects of Lead Exposure


Childhood lead exposure remains a major health problem in the U.S. While lead poisoning is hazardous to both children and adults, lead is more dangerous to children because their growing bodies absorb it more readily and their nervous systems are more sensitive to lead's damaging effects.


The earlier the presence of lead is detected, the better.


Effects of childhood lead exposure can include:

  • Headaches

  • Slowed growth

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system

  • Behavioral and learning problems

  • Hearing problems


Lead exposure is also hazardous to adults, who can suffer from:

  • Reproductive problems

  • Memory and concentration problems

  • High blood pressure and hypertension

  • Damage to the nervous system

  • Muscle and joint pain

Lead Paint Chips
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