Norristown New Lead Ordinance NO. 21-14 of 2021
- The inspector will take approximately 20 random shots throughout the home to see if he or she finds lead paint right away. This service is provided at no charge to the client.
- If the inspector is confident that the home is lead-free, then he or she will proceed with a comprehensive Lead Paint Inspection in order to achieve "Lead Free" status.
- If the home contains only a small amount of lead, then the inspector would notify the client to recommend removing or remediating lead components to achieve the “Lead Free" Certificate.
- If the home contains a large amount of lead, then the inspector would proceed to take required dust samples in their effort to achieve a “Lead Safe" Certificate.
The ETS Advantage Do not assume that just because a home is old, then there is lead-based paint. Older homes have likely been through renovations and updates, thus removing or remediating once leaded components (doors, windows, trim, etc.) from the home. Environmental Testing Services (ETS) works diligently to offer each client "Lead Free" status on every home we inspect, rather than just taking dust samples and issuing the "Lead Safe" certificates. However, it is common for many inspectors to offer "Lead Safe" certifications, because a "Lead Free" status requires specialized equipment and added expertise. The good news is that the cost for "Lead Free" status is affordable, so it is important to measure the true value of your commercial property or residential home investment before you settle for less.