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    Important Facts and FAQs about Mold, Radon, Asbestos and Lead in Nashville Tennessee and Middle TN

    Lead FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions regarding Lead

    WHY IS LEAD IN SOME HOMES?

    Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. In general, the older a home, the more likely it has lead-based paint.

    THE MOST COMMON SOURCES OF HOUSEHOLD LEAD ARE:

    • Paint- The federal government banned lead-based paint from housing in 1978, but homes built before this time may have used lead paint.
    • Dust- Household dust can be contaminated with lead from paint, as can the soil around a house whose exterior was painted with lead paint.
    • Drinking water- Your home might have plumbing with lead or lead solder.

    CAN LEAD CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS?

    If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from damage to the brain and nervous system, behavior and learning problems, slowed growth, hearing problems and headaches.

    Lead is also harmful to adults. Adults can suffer from difficulties during pregnancy, high blood pressure, digestive problems, nerve disorders, memory and concentration problems, and muscle and joint pain.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT LEAD?

    You can temporarily reduce lead hazards by taking actions such as repairing damaged painted surfaces and planting grass to cover soil with high lead levels. These actions are not permanent solutions and will need ongoing attention.

    To permanently remove lead hazards, you must hire a certified lead abatement contractor. Abatement methods include removing, sealing, or enclosing lead-based paint with special materials.

    WHO SHOULD DO THE CLEANUP?

    Always hire a person with special training for correcting lead problems — someone who knows how to do this work safely and has the proper equipment to clean up thoroughly. Certified contractors will employ qualified workers and follow strict safety rules set by their state or the federal government. Contact the National Lead Information Center for help with locating certified contractors in your area and to see if financial assistance is available.

    For more information, see the EPA’s Lead Information Resources.

    The above information is provided as a public service by the Environmental Protection Agency for educational purposes.

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    B4 Inspection serves a 200 mile radius from the Nashville TN Metro Area

    Including Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky & Northern Alabama. Includes Franklin TN, Goodlettsville TN, Hendersonville TN, Madison TN, Murfreesboro TN, Brentwood TN, Green Hills TN, Spring Hill TN, Belle Meade TN, Forest Hills TN, Antioch TN, Ashland City TN, Clarksville TN, Crieve Hall TN, Dickson TN, Fairview TN, Hermitage TN, La Vergne TN, Lebanon TN, Mt Juliet TN, Nolensville TN, Oak Hill TN, Old Hickory TN, Pleasant View TN, Percy Priest TN, Portland TN, Smyrna TN, Springfield TN, Thompson’s Station TN, West Meade TN, Spring Hill TN, & Davidson, Williamson, Robertson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Sumner, and Wilson counties.

    B4 Inspections

    B4 Home Group Specializes In Residential And Light Commercial Properties And Come Prepared With The Latest State-Of-The Art Testing Equipment And Testing Procedures Designed For Accurate And Fast Results Within One Business Day in Most Instances. We serve a 200 mile radius from Nashville, TN.

    Areas Serviced

    B4 Inspection serves a 200 mile radius from the Nashville TN Metro Area

    • Including Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky & Northern Alabama

    Clients Comments

    “Geno diagnosed a problem with our house, made a recommendation on how to fix it and then came back to test and make sure the repairs had been done. He really helped us out. I highly recommend Geno!” 

    Billy Kirsch

    Contact

    Telephone: 615-477-5709

    B4 Home Group, LLC
    1410 Michele’s Way
    La Vergne, TN 37086

    If you would like to request Mold Inspection & Testing, Radon Testing, or Indoor Air Quality testing, please use our “Request Inspection form.