Have Peace of Mind with Paint Testing Services in Middleburg, VA

Paint Testing Services in Middleburg VA

Did you know that right now, as you’re reading these words, there are more than 38 million homes in the United States that still contain lead-based paint? That’s 40% of the nation’s total housing supply. What makes that statistic so surprising is the fact that lead-based paint was banned by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1968. No wonder our paint testing services in Middleburg, VA are in such demand!

If you own a home that was built before 1978, chances are good that you’ve got lead-based paint either in or on your home, or somewhere else on your property (perhaps a barn, shed, or other outbuilding).

Even though sellers are required to inform a buyer if the home they’re selling contains lead-based paint, sellers don’t always know for sure, so you can’t take that as gospel. After all, the person they bought the house from may have painted, wallpapered, or paneled over the original lead-based paint and simply forgotten about it.

Sooner or later, it’s all but certain that you’ll want to do some renovation work on the home, and if there’s lead-based paint lurking beneath the surface, all the sanding and demolition that comes with renovation work will inevitably expose you, your family, and any workmen you hire at risk.

Our paint testing services in Middleburg, VA are invaluable for this reason. Once your property has been tested, then you know for sure. It’s cheap insurance and gives you tremendous peace of mind.

The reason it matters is that lead-based paint is highly toxic, and if ingested, can have serious health consequences, especially for children under the age of five.

If you have lead-based paint somewhere in or on your home or other outbuildings, it can wind up in your system one of three ways.

  • As the paint ages, it tends to flake, especially in areas that see regular use (porch railings, window sills, doorways, and the like). Toddlers are quite likely to pick these toxic paint chips up and eat them.
  • It also tends to get chalky the older the paint gets. This creates dust particles which can be breathed in by anyone who happens to be in your home.
  • Finally, if the lead-based paint is on the exterior of your home, as it flakes or turns to dust, it will wind up in your soil, and you’ll track it into your home on the bottoms of your shoes. Also, if you have a garden and your soil has a high lead content, it will wind up in any food you harvest from your garden, which inevitably means it’ll wind up inside of you.

Anyone of these three would be an excellent reason to avail yourself of our paint testing services in Middleburg, VA, but when you consider them together, it’s almost a must. Your family’s health is just too important to take chances with.

About Envriotex Environmental Services

Established in Fairfax, VA in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.

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