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We are home inspectors in Marriottsville, Maryland.

In addition, we work with the real estate agents also in the surrounding counties to help home sellers and buyers.

Utilize Our Expertise to Take the Stress out of Buying a Home With a Complete Home Inspection

Buying a home is probably the largest investment you’ll ever make.

How can you know exactly what you’re buying?

A home inspection, from a trusted home inspector, could save you thousands of dollars by uncovering potential issues with the home — before they become your problem.

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9 Common Myths About the Danger of Lead Paint

Myth #1: Lead paint is not used anymore. Lead paint is also used for hundreds of industrial applications often on metal surfaces and are sometimes found on imported products in the U.S.

Myth #2: The U.S. has regulations in place banning the use of lead paint. Very few countries have completely banned all uses of lead paint is still in use in the U.S. for industrial applications.

Myth #3: Lead paint in homes and schools is not a big problem as you can easily remove it. However, if the work is not performed by certified contractors then the removal of lead paint can create a more hazardous environment and result in higher exposures to building occupants.

Myth #4: Lead paint is only a problem when it is damaged or deteriorated. Although deteriorated lead paint is a problem, even normal weathering of lead paints on exterior surfaces contributes to lead contamination of soil, exterior dust, water, and air.

Myth #5: Only residential paint is a problem, as children don’t get exposed to industrial paints. Both children and adults are exposed to lead paint through industrial applications used on roads, highways, steel structures, industrial buildings, automobiles, and other vehicles, and farm equipment. Exposures result when these paints deteriorate and contribute to dust and soil contamination, or when the paint is removed during routine maintenance.

Myth #6: Lead paint only impacts children’s health. Adults can be overexposed to lead during the course of applying, disturbing, and removing lead paint. These exposures can be very significant, and dozens of studies have documented the increase in workers’ blood lead levels from these sources.

Myth #7: Lead paint is not used anymore. Lead paint is also used for hundreds of industrial applications often on metal surfaces and are sometimes found on imported products in the U.S.

Myth #8: The U.S. has regulations in place banning the use of lead paint. Very few countries have completely banned all uses of lead paint is still in use in the U.S. for industrial applications.

Myth #9: Lead paint in homes and schools is not a big problem as you can easily remove it. However, if the work is not performed by certified contractors then the removal of lead paint can create a more hazardous environment and result in higher exposures to building occupants.

What Baltimore Homebuyers Need to know About Lead Paint

Baltimore banned lead paint in new housing in 1950 and the State of Maryland banned lead paint in 1978. That doesn’t mean that lead paint is no longer a problem and properties built before the ban still have to pass dust sample tests, showing that the levels of lead in the dust are below federal standards. The property may still have lead paint; the paint was just not chipping or peeling when the inspector was there. The paint could chip or peel later and have lead hazards.

Gain peace of mind with your investment and ease the process of buying your new home. Schedule an inspection or get in touch with us at (410) 236-3027.