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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FAQs

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. Do you use lead stick test?

Stick tests are inaccurate and should not be used. 

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Brian p
November 4, 2022.
Jeremey was super professional, polite and knew his work. Went above and beyond what I expected in his performance. I’ve owned my own hvac/plumbing companies and would definitely hire this man if he was looking for work. Will stay with this company and ask for him every time I need future inspection services.
John Wilder
John Wilder
November 3, 2022.
Extremely professional and responsive- got an inspection less than 24 hours after calling. They even called me back after hours to explain the results of our test and answer all of my questions. 10/10, will exclusively use them for all of our testing in the future!
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Pamela Watts
October 27, 2022.
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Jeanette Alvis
October 27, 2022.
Very professional and very very agreeable person. You are lucky to have him
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Lauren Suzanne
October 25, 2022.
Katie Varnadoe
Katie Varnadoe
October 25, 2022.
Mike and his team did lead paint testing on our home before getting our windows replaced. We had a mix-up on arrival times, but they were in and out very quickly and easy to get a hold of! If we ever need testing again I'll give Teton a call.
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John Gadeken
October 6, 2022.
Very professional, on time and knowledgeable.

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