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Lead Water

& Paint Survey

Most lead comes from pipes, faucets, and fixtures which become corroded and begin to release lead into the water. Lead is a toxic metal that is persistent in the environment and can accumulate in the body over time. It can be harmful to human health even at low exposure levels. EPA has set the maximum contaminant level for lead in drinking water. 

According to the Safe Drinking Water Act(1986), it prohibited the use of pipes, solder or flux that were not “lead-free” in public water systems or plumbing in facilities providing water for human consumption. While homes built before 1986, they are the most likely to have lead plumbing. It is not safer for even the newer one built after 1986. They still have older plumbing systems as well. 

Lead-Based Paint use was banned in 1978 and regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Lead could be everywhere in the dust from peeling and damaged paint chips. It is harmful to your body if you are ingested or inhaled. This also could cause lead poisoning.

Our service provides all required materials to properly collect and submit a sample for certified laboratory testing. Once we receive the lab results, we will provide a thorough report.

What is lead?

Lead can enter drinking water through corrosion of plumbing materials, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures, and solder. However, new homes and buildings are also at risk: even legally “lead-free” plumbing may contain up to eight percent lead.

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