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What is involved in the Maryland Lead Inspection:

• Schedule the Appointment - 410-916-4108
We are available at your convenience including evenings and weekends. The MDE requires 24 hour notice before we preform the lead inspection.
• The Visual Lead Inspection
The inspector will examine the property to insure that the paint is intact and shows no sign of failing. There can be NO signs of chipping, flaking or peeling paint in the interior and the exterior of the property. This includes any outbuildings such as a garage or shed.
• Dust Sample Collection
After the visual inspection is concluded the inspector will collect dust samples from each room:
  • Properties with replacement windows require ONE sample per room from a window sill
  • Properties with non-replacement windows (windows with painted surfaces) require TWO samples per room. One from a window sill and a second from either the floor or another window sill.
  • Rooms without windows require ONE sample from the floor
• Lab Testing for Lead
The samples are then sent to an accredited lab for testing. The federal government and Maryland have set guidelines for lead content in paint.
• The MDE Lead Certificate
When the lab results show that all samples taken meet the required standards a Full Risk Reduction Certificate will be issued to the property owner. The MDE also receives a copy and if you rent a copy is also provided for the tenants.

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Be prepared for the lead inspection:

These simple steps will save you time and money:
 Make sure that no painted surfaces are chipping or flaking. Painted surfaces should all be intact.
 Remove all construction-related debris from the site.
•  Ensure that the area 24”- 48” surrounding the foundation is clear of paint chips.
  Thoroughly vacuum the interior of each assisted rental unit, ideally with a HEPA (see below) vacuum.
  After vacuuming, clean all surfaces in the unit with standard household detergent, e.g., Palmolive or Simple Green. Change the wash water frequently to reduce the chance of cross-contamination.
  Pay special attention to window sills, door casings, and flooring.
  After wet cleaning, vacuum the entire area again using a HEPA or high quality vacuum cleaner.
  Visually inspect the unit and the soil outside the unit to ensure that all areas are free of debris and dust.
Lead Paint Hazards we look for in a visual inspection:
Lead Inspection - Flaking Paint Peeling Lead Paint Lead Paint Hazzard
Lead Paint Inspection - Peeling Paint Lead Paint Hazzard - Lead Inspection Lead Paint Inspection - Exterior Paint

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