Lead Testing

Healthy Home Environmental Services LLC provides lead inspections, lead testing, and lead clearance testing to the Central Florida area. Any buildings built before 1978 where you are disturbing 6 square feet or more of paint must be tested for lead before renovations.

The inspection and sampling are just the beginning of Healthy Home Environmental Services' services. Once the inspection is complete and we receive the results back from the laboratory we will thoroughly analyze them before issuing the inspection report.​

We are always here to answer any questions along the way or to review the results with you. If a lead is found, we can also help you navigate the best course of action and your options on how to proceed.

Why Is Lead Testing Important?

Lead can affect almost every organ and system in the body. Children under the age of 6 are at the highest risk levels. The most important step a parent can take is to prevent lead exposure before it happens. In 2012 the CDC lowered the blood lead level of concern in children in the hopes that it would trigger parents and doctors to take action earlier.



Healthy Home Environmental Services uses paint chip samples to test for lead.  This method requires us to take a 2x2-inch paint chip sample from the area(s) in question. We will take the samples in areas that are as unobtrusive as possible. We are not responsible for the repairs to the wall after the collection of samples.

Lead can be tested in paint chip samples, dust wipes, and water sampling.  One or all of these methods may be used depending on the concerns. Turnaround time for results is typically 48 hours.

The lab analysis will show whether a lead is present or not and the levels present in the specific source.

Lead in Water

Lead can enter drinking water (we water test as well) through the corrosion of pipes, especially when the water has high acidity or low mineral content.  Spaces built before 1986 are likelier to have lead pipes, fixtures, and solder. However, even new, legally "lead-free" plumbing may contain up to 8% lead. Healthy Home Environmental Services will take multiple samples from each water source in the space and have it analyzed to determine if the lead is present and, if so, in what quantities.

Lead in Dust

Studies have shown that dust lead levels are the strongest predictor of children's blood lead levels compared with several other variables. The most common place to find lead-based paint is dust on window sills and in window troughs, floors, doors, or baseboards.  It can also be found on and near stairs, railings, fire escapes, and porches.

Healthy Home Environmental Services will take dust wipe samples of any areas where dust is collecting or where deteriorating paint is detected.

Call us today at 407-395-4549 to schedule your lead testing

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