is the number one health hazard to children. Lead poisoning can damage
the brain, kidneys, nervous system and red blood cells. Houses built prior
to 1980 have the potential of having lead-based paint. The sale of lead-based
house paint was banned in 1978. Dont be fooled by recently painted
homes! Lead can leach through the newer paint and easily become a hazard.
H&J Freile can schedule lead-based paint testing for your home to
occur at the same time as your home inspection. H&J Freile utilizes
NJ licensed lead testing contractors who use state of the art equipment
to detect lead paint through up to 8 layers of paint without damaging
the finished surface. Lead-based solder, commonly used in copper water
lines prior to 1988 and brass plumbing fixtures, still sold today, can
contribute to lead levels found in public and private drinking water.
As water travels and sits in the house water pipes, the water can react
with the metal and lead can leach into the drinking water. H&J Freile
recommends a 1st draw water test to check for the presence of lead in
your drinking water.