NO CHIPPING or FLAKING PAINT on the OUTSIDE or INSIDE of the property. This is a FAIL!!!
TheMaryland Lead Risk Reduction in Housing Law (“Law”) requires inspections to be conducted at various times. A rental dwelling unit, which was constructed prior to 1978, mustmeet any applicable inspection standards. 2015 The Maryland Department of the Environment maintains lists of accredited lead paint inspection contractors. Only accredited inspectors are qualified to provide these inspection services. The Lawalso requires registration, fee payment and distribution of educational materials in addition to the inspection requirements.
Lead Paint Inspections
We are Licensed to issue MDE inspection certificates, conduct visual inspections, perform lead dust sampling, and perform lead free inspections (Multi-Family Only).
The Visual Lead Inspection
The Inspector will examine the property to insure that the paint is intact and shows no sign of failing. There can be NO signs of chipping, flaking or peeling paint in the interior and on or around the exterior of the property. This includes any outbuildings such as a garage or shed. (The property must pass the visual inspection first before any dust samples can be collected.)
Dust Sample Collection
After the Visual inspection exterior and interior (is concluded and pass then and only then) will the inspector collect dust samples from each room of the home.
* Properties with replacement windows require ONE sample per room from a window sill or window well.
* Properties with non-replacement windows (windows with painted surfaces) require TWO samples per room. One from a window sill or well and a second from either the floor or another window sill or window well.
* Rooms without windows require ONE sample from the floor.
Lab Testing for Lead
The samples are then sent to an accredited lab for testing. The federal government and the state of Maryland have set guidelines for lead content in paint.
The MDE Lead Certificate
When the lab results show that (all samples taken meet the required standards) a Full Risk Reduction Certificate will be issued to the property owner. The MDE also receives a copy and if you rent a copy is also provided for the tenant.