Lead based paint has been banned since 1978. It is estimated that over 75% of pre-1978 dwellings contain lead paint. The older the home the more likely it is to have lead paint. It has been reported that 9 out of 10 homes in some New Jersey towns contain lead paint.

Lead paint, dust or chips can be especially harmful to children and pregnant mothers. Neurological systems of young ones are more sensitive and vulnerable than adults. Side effects vary widely. Polo & Associates uses a XRF Analyzer gun to locate lead paint, which is the preferred method of testing in New Jersey. This method is the only approved method by the DEP and is the most accurate. You will know if you have lead even if you have 10 coats of paint. This is the latest state of the art equipment that can take hundreds of samples around your entire home. Polo & Associates will give you a report which will tell you how much lead is on which surfaces and we will discuss remedies on site with you. 

I really appreciate the complete inspection performed on the home I just purchased! You highlighted some issues that need to be addressed, yet gave me comfort that the home is largely in good condition. I was also very pleased with your choice of professionals to perform the lead-based paint and oil tank scan tests. All of you were thorough, professional & on time, and you have my sincere thanks!

Sheila K. - Warren

Lead inspectors are licensed by the EPA and results are rendered at the inspection with your written report usually the next day. Give POLO & ASSOCIATES a Call Today at 866-225-7656 and receive a discounted lead paint rate when performed during your home inspection!

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David J. Polo is a fully licensed #24GI00023700, insured and bonded New Jersey Home Inspector. David Polo has been providing professional and personalized service for over 29 years in the Home Inspection and building industry, has trained and mentored over one dozen NJ Home Inspectors, is a member of ASHI #203037, NACHI #03052007, ALPHI, graduate of The Inspection Experts school in Boca Raton, Florida #3015, HUD Housing Specialist #M61915, Licensed Radon Technician #10903, Mold Certified #PLP10683, Certified Swimming Pool Inspector #CPO-457213, and is a State and EPA Certifed Asbestos Building Inspector #45008.

Call Us Today! 866-225-7656

Polo & Associates Home Inspections, LLC
1656 Littleton Rd
Morris Plains, NJ

Phone: (973) 539-0715
Fax: (973) 326-1551

Email: davidpolo@verizon.net

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