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XRF Lead Testing Is the Best Way to Inspect a Home to Meet EPA’s RRP

A residential remodeling company recently contacted us to complete a HUD-level lead-based paint inspection at a residence in Beaverton, Oregon. The request for this type of inspection came during renovations that the residential remodeling company was making to the home but before they completed an entire home renovation. The purpose of the lead-based paint inspection […]

Lead Testing Detects Contamination After Renovations

  Often, there is the potential for disturbing lead-based paint and other lead-containing materials during home renovation projects. This could result in potentially harmful levels of lead in dust particles in your home. A client of ours, Danielle, contacted us for lead testing with just such a concern after performing multiple renovations in her older […]

Testing Before Home Renovations Ensures Proper Safety Measures Are Taken

If you’re planning a home improvement project, it’s important to test for the presence of lead-based paint and asbestos in the materials that will be affected by the renovations. If testing reveals the presence of lead-based paint or asbestos in areas that will be disturbed, you can ensure that the contractors performing the renovations take […]

Unlicensed Contractor Causes Problems for Homeowners

You could waste a lot of time and money if you don’t make sure the company you hire to remove lead-based paint from your home is certified and licensed by the State of Oregon to do so safely and in compliance with all regulations. Both federal and state authorities certify and license lead-based paint service […]

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Lead Levels and Portland Public Schools

“Is my family safe?” At least 4 million households in the U.S. have children living in them who are being exposed to high levels of lead. Most owners of lead-contaminated homes aren’t aware of it. Lead was recently found in Portland area school buildings and drinking water, proving that lead is a serious problem in […]