Buying a Home that was built before 1978? It probably contains lead

Posted on October 13, 2017 in Blog

Buying a Home that was built before 1978? It probably contains leadAre you thinking about purchasing a home that was built before 1978? Then you should definitely be aware that it most likely contains lead. Before 1978, there were no regulations that governed the use of lead in homes or any other buildings in the US. In the 1970s, multiple scientific studies concluded that lead is a toxic metal that can cause or contribute to the development of serious health problems, particularly in children. The most common source of lead exposure is in paint, but there are plenty of other parts of the house that may contain it – furniture, gasoline, toys, soil, porcelain, drinking water (from lead-contaminated pipes), and even food stored in certain types of containers.

What you should do before you buy

Before you extend an offer on any home built before 1978, you should request to have the home evaluated for lead and other contaminants. You don’t want to risk your and your family’s well-being. A thorough evaluation from a reputable environmental testing company will give you so much peace of mind.

H2 Environmental Consulting Services is here for all your environmental testing needs throughout Southern California. We invite you to give us a call at (800) 524-3578, and we’ll gladly set up your environmental evaluation at a date and time that’s most convenient for your busy schedule. We have the most advanced technological machinery and other tools to check every molecule of the air, soil, water, and physical structure of your property. After our evaluation is complete, we’ll provide you with a complete report of any contaminants we find (if any).

Decontamination experts

If lead or any other hazardous material is found on your property, you can also count on us for complete remediation services. We have the manpower, tools, and dedication to handle your job perfectly. Our mission is to make Southern California a safer, healthier place to be, one property at a time, and we’d be honored to make sure your home is totally contaminant-free. You and your loved ones will be able to breathe easy once H2 Environmental Consulting Services signs off on your property.

We specialize in remediation for the following contaminants:

  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Mold
  • Fungus

We also specialize in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). If you purchase this home, you’re going to spend many hours inside it – both awake and asleep. Make sure the air you breathe every day is clean and contaminant-free with a little help from H2 Environmental Consulting Services.

Don’t sign anything!

Call H2 Environmental Consulting Services at (800) 524-3578 before you make an offer or sign any paperwork related to the home you’re considering buying. If contamination is found, you may be able to get the current owner to pay remediation costs so you won’t have to worry about that. But the only way to know for sure whether any home built before 1978 is contaminant-free is by scheduling an environmental evaluation from H2 Environmental Consulting Services today. Give us a call – we’ll be happy to help you make a wise buying decision for your new home.