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Asbestos and Lead Paint Testing

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Asbestos Testing

Asbestos tests are used to determine if specific materials contain asbestos. Common items include insulation, ducting tape and ceiling plasters as well some exterior siding which can all yield negative samples when tested by a lab for this hazardous material infection threat against human health!

 

Most asbestos tests require a trained professional to collect the sample and send it to a laboratory for analysis. From the day the sample is submitted to the lab to when the results are received is 3 business days or less.

Some common symptoms of exposure to asbestos include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Fever
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fatigue

If you’re concerned about asbestos in your home, the best thing to do is to have a professional from Oklahome Inspections come inspect your home and test for asbestos.

Lead Paint Testing

Lead-based paint, in good condition, does not present a health hazard. However, paint left in poor repair, chipped, and peeling can be ingested. The presence of lead in people can cause adverse health effects, especially in children. Even low levels of lead can affect learning abilities, behavior, and brain development. Homes and apartments built before 1978 could have paint that contains lead. The International Property Maintenance Code Section 305.7 requires lead based paint greater than .5% must be removed or encapsulated as approved by the code official. Landlords and home sellers are required to disclose known hazards for lead-based paint. When remodeling a home with lead-based paint, it is important to take proper precautions because renovations can release lead from paint into the air.

Sources for Lead

  • Chipped or peeling paint from surfaces painted before 1978
  • Drinking water from lead pipes
  • Old painted toys and furniture
  • Using lead crystal or lead glazed pottery for food or drink
  • Folk remedies that contain lead

A lead paint test is used to determine if paint that has been used in the house is lead based. A small sample of paint is taken and tested with a kit on site. It will be determined on site if the paint tested does contain lead.

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