Apartment Lead Paint Inspections

LeadSafe provides thorough testing and timely documentation for apartment owners and tenants.

Lead Testing in Apartments: Comprehensive and Meticulous

A lead paint inspection in an apartment building is very similar to inspections conducted in single-family homes. The same meticulous and comprehensive testing is conducted on all painted building components, paint condition is recorded and violations are noted on a detailed report. Finally a determination is made whether the apartment unit is in compliance with state regulations.

A Good Inspector Considers All Related Areas

Common areas come into play with an inspection in an apartment building. Associated hallways, staircases, porches and basement laundry areas generally need to be inspected along with the unit interior. In other words, to properly inspect a second floor apartment, the halls and stairs leading to that apartment would have to be included in the inspection, but not necessarily the stairs and halls on the third floor.

The entire exterior of the residential building would be tested and assessed on all levels, so loose lead paint on the top floor would be a violation for all units including a first floor apartment. In cases where several apartment buildings are located on one parcel, generally only the building housing the subject unit would need inspecting; however, common clubhouses would be included in the inspection.

Timely Reports, Documentation and Help

When testing an apartment unit, the state requires that both the owner and tenant receive the report and various notifications. You can rest assured that LeadSafe Environmental Services has your needs as a top priority. Our policies for excellence in reporting:

  • We always provide the owner and tenants with the information in a prompt manner.
  • We find compliance solutions for our clients.
  • We provide the necessary documentation for rental assistance programs
    assist property owners with their notification and disclosure requirements.