Paint Testing

Protect yourself and others in your space with paint testing in the San Jose and San Fransisco areas by Benchmark Environmental Engineering. Whether you are concerned about office employees, daycare clients, or your family at home, we can help. We test for harmful paint residues that can cause long-term health problems. Let us uncover any hidden dangers or rule them out so you can put your mind at ease.

Lead Paint, Silent But Deadly

Before the late 1970’s most paints contained lead. This chemical made colors more vibrant, spreadable, and durable. Today, lead is still a threat to health. It can be lurking beneath layers of newer paint, under wallpaper, and, most commonly, in the dust around your home. When old, lead-containing paint begins to degrade and flake off, it can be found in dust. This dust can even be tracked into your home from lead paint on the exterior of your house or office that has made its way into the soil.

Toxic Chemicals Found In Paint

Even though newer homes may be safer from lead, they are still at risk from VOC’s (volatile organic chemicals) that enter your air while the paint is drying. If your home or place of business was built before 1978, or you are painting an area that will be used by young children, paint testing is vital. Renovations, repairs, and paint removal projects are safest when a lead paint screening has been performed beforehand by one of our knowledgeable technicians. We know where to look to obtain the most accurate results. Just some of the hazardous chemicals commonly found in paint include:

  • Lead
  • Toluene
  • Copper
  • Xylene
  • Glycol
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Arsenic Disulphide
  • Methylene Chloride

How Paint Chemicals Can Affect You

At the minimum, these harmful chemicals can cause irritation or allergic reactions in your employees or family members which can affect short-term health and productivity. Even more concerning are long term dangers including developmental and behavioral problems in young children who breathe in or consume lead paint dust. Severe cases can cause death and may even link the chemicals in paints to cancer with long-term exposure. Taking the time to schedule a lead paint assessment protects your health and saves lives.

Be Sure With Professional Paint Testing

For fast, professional paint testing in San Jose, California, count on Benchmark Environmental Engineering. We look forward to conducting the lead paint chemical testing service you need quickly and efficiently. If you have recently had lead paint removal and want to be sure your home or place of business is in the clear, we can also perform clearance testing. Be sure. Schedule your inspection service today.

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