Lead Testing: Contractors

Lead Based Paint Testing Services

Services for testing lead based paint

BATTA is pleased to offer Lead Based Paint testing services to contractors in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. BATTA conducts the following services:

  • Lead-based Paint Chip Analysis
  • Lead in Soil Analysis
  • Lead Dust Wipe Samples Analysis

Our chemistry division specializes in Lead Analysis as well as RCRA Heavy Metals Analysis. We are an AIHA-accredited environmental laboratory which is capable and certified to perform lead analyses in air, soil, bulk matrices. Using Graphite Furnace and Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, we analyze paint chip, dust, soil, and TCLP samples and is able to provide fast, accurate turn-around times while also keeping costs low.

Our Laboratories are accredited for Lead in surface coatings such bas Toys etc for CPSC method through the National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP) and is a successful participant in the AIHA Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP).

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Why is lead paint dangerous?
    • A: When lead paint deteriorates or is disturbed, it can release lead dust or lead-contaminated particles. Ingesting or inhaling lead can lead to serious health problems, especially in young children and pregnant women.
  • Q: How often should I test my home for lead paint?
    • A: If your home was built before 1978 and you haven’t had it tested before, it is recommended to have a lead paint test conducted. If the test comes back negative, you may not need to test again unless you plan on renovating or disturbing painted surfaces.
  • Q: How long does lead paint testing take?
    • A: The duration of lead paint testing depends on the size of the area being tested and the method used. On average, it can take a few hours to a few days to complete the testing process.
  • Q: Is it safe to live in a home with lead paint?
    • A: Living in a home with lead paint can be safe as long as the paint is in good condition and not deteriorating. However, it is recommended to take precautions to prevent ingestion or inhalation of lead dust, especially for children and pregnant women.
  • Q: Does Batta provide lead-based paint testing services? 
    • A: Yes, Batta provides both testing services and sample analysis.
  • Q: How does Batta receive samples?
    • A: Shipping and drop-off options
  • Q: What should I do if the lead test comes back positive?
    • A: it is important to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of lead exposure. This may include encapsulating or enclosing the lead paint, or completely removing it by a certified professional. It is crucial to follow recommended safety procedures and consult with experts to ensure the proper handling and remediation of the lead-based paint.

Helpful Videos, Tips, and Guidelines

EPA Lead-Based Paint Inspection Video

EPA: Lead Based Paint Disclosure Rules

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