Lead Testing and Inspection in Denver, CO

Why Should You Test for Lead?

Exposure to lead can have an adverse effect on almost every organ and system in your body. It can cause abdominal pain, neurologic changes, and irritability. 

Exposure to high levels of lead can be fatal.

Children under 6 years of age are at the greatest risk because they are more frequently exposed to lead dust on the ground, on toys, or on any surface they can reach.

A lead inspection easily tells you if you and your family are exposed to lead from lead-based paint.

Where is Lead Found?

If your home or office was built before 1978, there is a high probability it has lead-based paint. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one the leading causes of lead poisoning.

Lead paint is found in many homes, usually hidden under newer layers of paint. Deteriorating paint is a health hazard and should be tested right away.

You can find lead in your drinking water and household plumbing. Lead can leach into your water as it flows through the plumbing system. You can even find lead in hobby materials like stained glass or glazed pottery.

Possible Sources of Lead Include:

  • Paint
  • Pipes
  • Toys
  • Gasoline
  • Batteries
  • Cosmetics
  • Ammunition
  • Cement
  • Solder
  • Furniture

Types of Lead Testing

Testing for lead is performed using non-intrusive machines, paint chip samples, dust wipes, and water sampling.

Lead testing can only be performed accurately by a Certified Lead Testing Professional. Teton Environmental uses a high-powered Viken Pb200i XRF, the most advanced lead paint analyzer in the lead-testing industry.

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1. How much is a lead test?

A whole house lead test starts at $425. Price can go up based on total square feet, bed/baths, components of house, and exterior buildings. 

If getting windows, siding, or door replaced, test starts at $160.

2. What do you use for lead test?

We use a non-destructive XRF machine that analyzes multiple layers of paint in seconds.

3. What are symptoms of lead poisoning?

Symptoms of lead poisoning include developmental delays, abdominal pain, neurologic changes, and irritability. At very high levels it can be fatal.

Other people may experience constipation, vomiting, fatigue, pain in abdomen or joints, headache, and memory loss.

4. How do you get rid of lead-based paint?

To mitigate lead paint you strip all the layers of paint off. Or paint multiple layers over existing paint to seal it and ensure it is non friable.

5. Why is lead harmful in drinking water?

Exposure to lead, a toxic metal, can result in severe health consequences, particularly in pregnant women and children, including developmental delays, lowered IQ, and nervous system damage. It is essential to identify and address any lead contamination to ensure the safety of your drinking water. One way to identify the presence of lead in your drinking water is by conducting a lead water test, which involves analyzing the quantity of lead present in the water.

6. Do you use lead stick test?

Stick tests are inaccurate and should not be used. 

Larry Welty
Larry Welty
September 18, 2023.
Fast and easy inspection before home improvements.
Sarah Quirke
Sarah Quirke
September 17, 2023.
Kyle was so helpful and professional. His communication was clear and we were able to get scheduled asap. Report was clear and thorough. Would definitely recommend Teton to friends!
Linda Asmussen
Linda Asmussen
September 14, 2023.
Mike is amazing.
Missy Schreiner
Missy Schreiner
September 13, 2023.
The testing process itself was simple, and the team arranging the logistics made the whole thing easy.
George Rick
George Rick
September 11, 2023.
Mike is great, explains the purpose of his inspection, very friendly, easy to talk to. If you are going to do a remodel, and your not sure weather your tearing out asbestos, lead based paint etc. Then give Them a call. Kudos.
Ashley Seeger
Ashley Seeger
September 11, 2023.
Very professional technician and the results came quickly. He was able to help find areas of concern. Highly recommend!!
Justin Petaccio
Justin Petaccio
September 9, 2023.
I definitely hesitate to write bad reviews but I really feel inclined to share my experience with Teton. I requested lead and asbestos testing, which was quickly scheduled and done. The asbestos testing report was returned promptly, as expected. No issues at all. The lead testing was a whole different story. While the person who came to test (I believe to be the owner of the company, but I could be wrong) was nothing but friendly and kind, his ability to do the basic function of lead testing is wildly questionable. After the testing, we didn't get a report for a week. After multiple attempts at following up, I got him on the phone and he said "oh it's not you, it was definitely me, I don't know how to use our system." I still didn't get the report for weeks longer, and followed up again and again. Eventually I received the report, and it states that lead was in the one wall that he didn't test, and that there was no lead in the walls he did test (even though he verbally said there WAS lead in those walls). Literally the worst possible outcome to claim something tests negative when its the exact opposite. Had we not been with him when he tested, this kind of stuff could be wildly detrimental. I've requested a revised report - shockingly, with no response! The real kicker here - I was talking about this with a neighbor and he literally stopped me and finished my story for me. He had the same exact experience, with the same exact company. Nice guy comes, tests, and then does not return report after repeated attempts, and then claims "technical difficulties." My neighbor never even got the report. Everyone is nice, and maybe it's just the lead guy who is not capable of his job, but what a bad industry to be in if you can't do the basics right.
Paul Lein
Paul Lein
September 8, 2023.
On time and quick. Thank you!
Sandi Raitz
Sandi Raitz
September 5, 2023.
Very polite, knowledgeable and efficient.
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