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Residential Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessments

The Residential Lead Based Paint Risk Assessment is a service offered to home owners and rental property owners of single family detached units. The purpose of a risk assessment is to identify possible lead-based paint hazards.  The risk assessment will include a visual examination of the exterior and interior of the property, owner/property manager interview, lead-dust and soil sample collections.  A Risk Assessment Report will be provided with results of visual assessment and samples collected. The report will also include lead hazard control options.

Lead-based paint risk assessments are particularly helpful in determining sources of current exposure and in designing possible solutions. Below are other suggestions for having a lead-based paint risk assessment.

 

  • You live in a home built before 1978 where small children are or will be living.

 

  • You are about to remodel or do anything that will disturb lead-based paint or generate lead-based paint dust and chips that can harm you and your family.

 

  • You are renting or buying a home. When buying a home, federal law allows the purchaser the opportunity to conduct testing to determine whether lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards are present. This is especially important if you have (or plan to have) young children in the home. Learn your rights before buying a home.

 

  • You are concerned about possible lead exposure to you, your family and pets, or visitors.

 

  • You are purchasing or selling a residential property that is owned by a federal agency, other than HUD.

 

The cost of the Risk Assessment is $350. If interested in contracting PEACH for a Risk Assessment call 919-682-1300 or email info@peachdurham.org for more information.


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