Ohio Lead Paint Testing, Investigation, and Risk Assessment

Complete lead-based paint inspection for greater Dayton, Ohio businesses and residential

TKEC’s state certified professionals prepare and conduct lead-based paint inspections and risk assessments including sampling and analysis or XRF:

Lead Paint Testing in Dayton Ohio

Full lead paint inspection services in Dayton, Ohio

  • Lead-based paint inspections which determine the lead content on painted surfaces using XRF or Paint chip sampling
  • Lead-based paint risk assessments which identifies Lead hazards and provides mitigation and/or abatement approaches
  • Order to Control Lead Hazards Clearance Examination
  • Lead-based paint abatement oversight and owner’s representation
  • Lead-based paint abatement air monitoring and clearance testing

Our certified professionals provide a written report to document the location, condition, analytical results, and related quantities of lead-based paint hazards evidenced as a result of the lead inspection or risk assessment.


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Why should I get a lead paint inspection or risk assessment?

A lead paint inspection is most commonly conducted prior to remodeling or demolition projects where lead dust could be generated, or if there is significant paint and/or substrate deterioration.

A lead risk assessment identifies all lead hazards and is used in varying scenarios, mostly involving lead exposure to children. If you have a child under the age of six in a home built before 1978 a risk assessment would show what those children are being exposed to. Kids spend a lot of time on the floor and put their hands in their mouths frequently. If lead paint chips or dust are present in the home, it’s very possible they could end up being ingested by children. This scenario is important for both homeowners and property owners, especially if renting to families or businesses that cater to children. A lead clearance test is a government-mandated inspection required to prove that a home has had all lead hazards addressed following an investigation that identified the property as the source of lead poisoning in a child.

How dangerous is lead paint in old houses?

Lead paint is harmful if it is breathed in or swallowed, so it’s most dangerous when it’s flaking or chipping and mixing with dust. The federal government banned the use of lead-based paint, so houses built before 1978 pose a much higher risk of contamination. Anytime that renovation or demolition is planned, even small projects, there is the risk of disturbing the lead paint and sending it into the air to mix with dust or dropping to the ground to mix with soil or simply laying on the floor where it may be accidentally swallowed by children putting their hands or objects into their mouths.

What is the cost of a lead paint inspection?

An Ohio lead paint inspection will cost between $1,500-2,500 depending on turnaround times, square footage, and other factors. A lead risk assessment usually costs between $700-$1,500 depending on size of the property. One variable that can affect lead paint inspection costs is the state of deterioration of the paint or substrate (wood, drywall, plaster, concrete). If the deterioration is significant, paint chip samples are required for each surface in the room, at which point the testing firm would need to rent an XRF (X-ray Fluorescence). This makes for a much more thorough test and could make total costs more in the range of $1,800-2,700.