Lead Paint Testing NYC

Lead Paint Testing NYC

Lead Paint Testing NYC

Lead was once used much more commonly than today in consumer products and building materials such as pipes and paint. Lead paint for consumer use was federally banned in the US in 1978, and in New York City since 1960, but there are still millions of homes and commercial buildings out there with lead-based paint hazards.

Often, new layers of paint were added on top, however that still does not get rid of the lead paint or lead paint hazard. A visual inspection alone doesn’t suffice when there are concerns about lead-based paint. You need a lead paint inspection and testing service from qualified technicians like us.

Lead Paint Testing NYC

Our Lead-Based Paint Testing Services in New York City

AAA Lead Professionals New York is fully certified in the state of NY to conduct lead-based paint tests and inspections. Our experts are highly trained to check the interior and exterior of your property with care and skill. Don’t let an amateur lead you astray. We service all five boroughs of NYC (Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island), as well as surrounding counties (Nassau, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester).

We also offer various other New York services, such as NY asbestos testing, NY asbestos removal, and indoor air quality testing. Of course, if we find lead during your lead-based paint inspection, you can trust AAA Lead Pros to quickly and safely conduct lead removal services.

Common Reasons to Get XRF Lead Paint Testing

At AAA Lead Professionals, some of the common reasons clients reach out to us for an XRF lead paint test in NYC include:

  • HPD requires all apartments to be tested for lead in New York City – as per Local Law 31.
  • Receiving any notice regarding code violations
  • Recently purchased real estate in NYC
  • Being a landlord or property owner in NYC
  • Your tenant has informed you there are or will be young kids living in the space
  • Applying for an HPD exemption

Common Reasons to Get an NYC Lead Paint Inspection

There are millions of residential homes and commercial businesses in the New York City area that should be tested for lead paint. Call AAA Lead Professionals’ EPA-certified inspectors:

  • NYC HPD passed several regulations that require all homes to be tested for lead based paint – Local Law 1 of 2004 and Local Law 31 of 2020
    • Homes with children  under six years of age are required to be tested immediately.
    • All other homes must be tested by August 2025 at the latest.
  • Any apartment turnover must be tested before any new tenants move in.
  • If you’re undergoing a renovation, remodelling, construction or demolition project that may disturb lead-based paint
  • If you recently moved or are looking to buy or sell real estate in NYC
  • If you run a business in New York City and want a report for insurance, legal or financing records
  • If you, family members, or tenants are having health symptoms related to lead exposure and lead poisoning

Why Do We Conduct Lead Paint Inspections in New York City?

Having lead paint when it’s in good condition is not a problem in and of itself. The issue arises when lead-based paint ages and begins to degrade. It will flake, chip, and turn to dust that makes its way around your home and over time, into the body’s system. Lead poisoning and related health problems cause a lot of preventable illnesses each year in the US. The lead residue can get into soil, air, water, and on furniture and clothes (especially for those working with the paint, such as a contractor you may have renovating your home).

Both your interior and exterior walls or other surfaces and objects may have lead paint presence. In a city like New York where there are so many residents, building owners, and construction projects in a space over the years, it’s hard to know whether your building has lead paint or not. Trust our EPA-certified lead experts to conduct a thorough and meticulous lead inspection if your building project or move could involve disturbing lead-based paint.

We make sure all relevant areas of your building are found to be lead-safe. This could include kitchens, bathrooms, living and dining rooms, bedrooms, basements and attics, boiler rooms and electrical closets, pipes and heating appliances, garages, crawlspaces, and storage rooms. We can also check exteriors such as walls, roofing, and siding.

Our Lead Paint Testing NYC Process

Lead-based paint inspections, tests, removal, and remediation are not DIY projects. At AAA Lead Professionals, we strictly adhere to lead-safe work practices. Our skilled specialist technicians are experienced in:

  • Lead-based paint sampling and inspection
  • Analysis of dust and paint chips, other surfaces for lead presence
  • Performing X-ray fluorescence (XRF) lead testing to determine lead levels in sealed or painted surfaces
  • Presenting a comprehensive report, to inform you of your building’s conditions
  • Punctual, polite professionalism: we make the whole experience as smooth as possible.

The AAA Guarantee

We treat every lead paint testing NYC case with the utmost seriousness – that’s what gives us our 5-star reputation. Our lead inspectors undergo specialized field training to meticulously check for lead paint presence, including any that may have spread as dust to or from other nearby properties. This form of lead paint can make it into the surrounding soil, where it can stay and contaminate your property.

We don’t just peek into your home and call it a day! Trust the AAA team to treat your home or business with the highest respect, and take on your problems as if they were our own. Whether you have a question about asbestos, lead, mold, fire and smoke damage, or flood and water damage, AAA Lead Professionals is a leading provider of environmental testing services in the Tri-State area since our founding in 2009.


Why are lead paint testing kits not recommended?

First and foremost, DIY kits are not an acceptable method of testing to be compliant with NYC testing regulations.

It’s possible to acquire DIY testing kits for lead paint. However, their results are not reliable, and the process to take your own samples puts your health at unnecessary risk. The Environmental Protection Agency heavily recommends that anyone who works with lead have qualified training.

If you have concerns that lead-based paint in your residential home or commercial business may have been or will be disturbed, it’s best to leave the risk management to the trained professionals.

What are some potential health effects of lead paint exposure?

Long-term exposure to lead has been shown to have detrimental health effects regardless of the source of exposure. Children in particular are extra susceptible to negative impacts to their development when exposed to lead over time. As science began to understand more about the effects of using lead in consumer products, lead became heavily regulated and eventually banned in many of its original uses.

Potential health impacts on children from lead paint exposure include:

  • Hyperactivity; negative impacts on cognition and brain development
  • Behavioural and learning problems
  • Hearing issues
  • Stunted growth
  • Anemia

Risks to pregnant women from lead poisoning can include: low birth weight, stillbirth, premature delivery, and miscarriage.

Where is lead-based paint usually found in NYC buildings?

Lead-based paint hazards can be almost anywhere in your NYC building. Often, they are in parts of the house that are commonly repainted, such as bedrooms when there is high turnover between residents. That said, any part of the interior or exterior of your home may be susceptible to containing unsafe levels of lead-based paint or lead paint residue.

Where can I find out more about lead paint laws in NYC?

There are now many laws in New York City and the surrounding areas as well as federally about lead. For example, New York Local Law 1 of 2004 requires that landlords assess homes using trained lead inspectors and risk assessors, and remediate following lead-safe work practices and licensed professionals.

All lead-based paint issues need to be repaired, and units must be ensured to be lead-safe between tenants. In August of 2020, NYC Local Law 31 of 2020 came into effect, with new further rules for landlords in New York City on maintaining a lead-safe environment. The most important changes are that all homes must now be tested, not just multiple-dwelling rental units, and the time limits in effect for completing testing.

Give us a call for more details on lead laws in NYC!

How long does it take to get lead paint testing done in NYC and surrounding areas?

While it depends on the size and structure of your building, as well as the state and age of your property, we are able to deliver lead paint testing, often within the same day or a few hours! Contact a AAA Lead Pro team member to learn more.

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If you are concerned that lead may be present in your home or have already gotten a lead violation notice from the New York State Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) or Department of Health (DOH), AAA Lead Professionals is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation or estimate.

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