According to the Public Citizens for Children and Youth, 80 percent of all homes in Delaware County, Pennsylvania were built before 1978. Homes built before 1978 likely have lead paint. The older paint can chip. The dust can poison the soil and interiors. Small children crawling on the ground and placing their hands in their mouths are at great danger for lead poisoning. Delaware County has one of the greatest rates of lead screening for small children in the state of Pennsylvania, but that rate of screening is only around 20 percent.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, children exposed to even moderate levels of lead can have stunted growth, lower IQ, neurological impairment, and learning disorders. At higher levels of exposure, children can go into convulsions or die. Lead exposure can even impact fetuses in the womb. For these reasons, lead paint inspections and lead screening for young children are essential in a county with such a large percentage of homes that could have lead-based paint. Lead screenings of young children are advised for children under the age of six and are usually covered under one’s health insurance plan and by Medicare. Vox reported that 10 percent of all children in Pennsylvania who have been tested for lead exposure have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood.
Lead paint inspections are also critical. Lead paint testing is performed by specially trained contractors . Lead inspection contractors are equipped with special devices that make lead paint inspections quick and thorough. Bayhill Environmental is a licensed contractor that provides lead paint testing services in the Delaware County area and the greater Philadelphia area. We also provide certified lead testing in South Jersey. We provide lead certification services, such as Lead-Free and Lead-Safe certifications.. We can provide a quote right over the phone. Please fill out our online contact form. You will find we often provide same-day or next-day service. We serve home buyers, real estate investors, landlords, property management firms, and remodeling contractors.