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Landlords: Maryland

Maryland landlords can complete two separate types of inspections for lead-based paint. LeadProbe always starts by conducting a small survey of the property to determine which inspection is most appropriate for the home or apartment. 

Lead Free Lead Paint Inspection

This inspection uses an XRF tool to shoot an X-ray at the walls and see if there is lead-based paint present. If there is not any lead-based paint detected, we will issue a Lead Free certificate, and you have satisfied your legal obligations. 

Full Risk Reduction Inspection

This inspection is also known as a dust swipe inspection or lead safe inspection. This inspection is a visual inspection, and we will look for any defective paint inside of the property, on the exterior and in the basement. We will also complete dust swipes to ensure that no lead-containing dust is present. After passing this inspection, you will be issued a certificate that is valid only for the current tenant. Each tenant change requires a new inspection. 

What to Expect

First, you can expect an email listing out everything that needs to be done to the property. Once the property passes inspection, you will receive a digital certificate by email and a hard copy by mail. Every inspection we conduct includes a follow-up inspection, so if anything fails, we will inspect the property again without a labor charge.

Multi-Unit Buildings

Depending on the regulations in your area, we might not need to inspect each apartment in your complex. Units are required to be selected using a random number generator, and if the inspected units are free of lead-based paint, the whole building will be considered lead free. 

In multi-unit buildings, common areas are grouped in with the exterior, so if lead paint is present, you will be eligible for a Limited Lead Free certificate instead of a Lead Free certificate. 

Landlords: Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. landlords have three separate types of lead-based paint inspections, depending on the presence or absence of lead paint. All of our inspections always begin with a brief survey of the property with an XRF gun to determine which of the three inspections is most appropriate. 

Lead Free Lead Paint Inspection

This inspection uses an XRF gun to shoot an X-ray at the walls and see if there is lead-based paint present. If there is not any lead-based paint detected, we will issue a Lead Free certificate, and you have satisfied your legal obligations. 

Full Risk Reduction Inspection

This inspection is also known as a dust swipe inspection or lead safe inspection. The Full Risk Reduction inspection is a visual inspection, and we will check for any defective paint inside of the property, on the exterior and in the basement. We also complete dust swipes to ensure that no lead-containing dust is present. After passing this inspection, you will be issued a certificate. Each tenant change requires a new inspection and certificate.

Clearance Sampling Inspection

A Clearance Sampling inspection is completed after a lead abatement project to see whether or not lead-based paint or lead dust is still present on the property. A visual inspection will check for any defective paint, and dust swipes will be taken and tested for the presence of lead dust.

What to Expect

First, you can expect an email from LeadProbe listing everything that needs to be done to the property. Once the property passes inspection, you will receive a certificate by email and a hard copy by mail. Every inspection we conduct includes a follow-up inspection, so if anything fails, we will inspect the property again without a labor charge. 

Multi-Unit Buildings (10+ Units)

LeadProbe may not need to inspect each apartment or unit in your complex. Units are required to be selected using a random number generator. If the inspected units are free of lead-based paint, the whole building will be considered lead free. 

In multi-unit buildings, common areas are grouped in with the exterior, so if lead paint is present, you will be eligible for a Limited Lead Free certificate instead of a Lead Free certificate. 

Homeowners & Buyers

Are you an individual or real estate investor looking to purchase a Maryland or District of Columbia home built before 1978? Investing in a lead-based paint inspection for your peace of mind, or to satisfy local requirements, is a good idea.

Inspection Types

There are two types of inspections available for Maryland and Washington, D.C. homebuyers:

  1. XRF Lead Inspection: This inspection utilizes an XRF gun and X-rays to determine if the paint on the walls contains lead. We provide you with results on-site and follow up with a written report via email. This inspection is relatively brief, and a report can be created to give to a contractor to fulfill the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting requirements. 
  2. Dust Swipe Inspection: Dust swipe inspections check for the presence of lead dust in a property. Samples will be taken and tested for lead levels higher than what HUD, MDE, EPA and DDOE recommend for residential properties.
Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP)

The EPA requires all residential properties constructed before 1978 to have renovations completed by an RRP-certified contractor or have painted areas of the home tested for the presence of lead. Painted areas of the house that will be disturbed need to be free from lead-based paint, or the contractor must use lead-safe work practices. This inspection utilizes an XRF tool that checks walls for the presence of lead-based paint. We give verbal results as we inspect and follow up with a written report via email. 

Risk Reduction

Lead-based paint is not dangerous unless it is chipping, cracking or flaking and creating lead dust that could be inhaled or ingested. Risk reduction is essential if you are purchasing a property with lead-based paint present on the interior or exterior of the home.

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Baltimore City Rental Inspections

A new law went into effect January 1, 2019, dictating that all rental properties are required to be licensed by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). All Pre-1978 rental properties also need a valid lead paint certificate. 

Baltimore County Rental Inspections

Baltimore County landlords must have rental inspections completed to keep property registration current. All properties built before 1978 must have an additional lead inspection conducted. 

Pricing

*could be higher based on size of house
Landlord/HomeownerBaltimore AreaOther Areas (Washington, D.C.)
 Book Your Inspection NowBook Your Inspection Now
Lead Free XRF Inspection$295*
(call for multi unit pricing)
$345*
Base Cost for Dust Swipe Inspection$65$75
Per-Swipe Cost$13$15
Baltimore City/County Rental Inspection
$150 for the first inspection,
$95 for each additional inspection
at the same time
(call for multi unit pricing)

Landlord/
Homeowner
Baltimore
Area
Other Areas
(Washington, D.C.)
 
Book Your Inspection Now


Book Your Inspection Now

Lead Free XRF Inspection$295$345
Base Cost for Dust Swipe Inspection$65$75
Per-Swipe Cost$13$15

 

Landlord/
Homeowner
Baltimore
Area
Other AreasFF
(Washington, D.C.)
 
Book Your Inspection Now


Book Your Inspection Now

Lead Free XRF Inspection$295$345
Base Cost for Dust Swipe Inspection$65$75
Per-Swipe Cost$13$15