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Ultra Fast Lead Testing

After doctors on the East Coast of the U.S. discovered an alarmingly high level of lead in a 1-year old girl, warning bells were triggered. City officials sent an inspector to the 85-year old home where he found chipping, toxic lead paint around all the windows.

This was not an example of parental neglect; instead, it highlights a problem that persists in North American buildings built before 1960.

With regular public health scares, such as Flint, Michigan lead poisoning will continue to be a hot-button issue—keeping the testing of lead relevant.

That means you’ll be getting more calls about lead testing; which is where we come in.

Get Lead Tested Today
(Results Emailed Today Too)

You’ve got the samples, now you need them tested (and you need it fast). Having been in the abatement business for 20 years, we know how important turnaround time is for consultants.

For your convenience, we have a number of drop-boxes placed around Toronto. Simply find the nearest box, drop the sample in and call us with your preferred turnaround time.

If you want immediate results, bring the sample right to the lab, and we’ll have it tested in as little as 3 hours.

Or, try our automatic sampling service. You can also sit-tight, and we can come pick-up the samples from you (within a 30 km radius).

Turnaround Times*
3 hours
Same day
24 hours
48 hours
Standard (5 days)

*Call for pricing: 416.635.5025 or 647.410.5025 / Mon. to Fri. 9—5

Who Is Lead Testing For?

Indoor lead paint was banned in Canada in 1960, so if you’re doing renovations inside a house built prior to that year, you’ll need lead testing.

However, until 1990, outdoor lead paint was still legal in Canada, so any renovations to the outside of an older building will require lead testing. This is especially true if you’re working as a sandblaster.

After Lead Testing, Can It Just Be Left Alone?

The answer depends on exposure. If the lead paint is away from children, and not chipping, it may be safer to leave it. Covering it with panelling or wallpaper will provide extra security.

If the paint is chipping or you’re renovating, then the answer is absolutely—yes. It is a significant health risk especially for children, whose bodies are still vulnerable while developing. Exposure can cause irreparable harm to the brain and nervous system.

When To Get Your Building Tested

The most likely time for lead exposure will occur during building renovations. Old paint gets sandblasted off the wall, and the lead dust (mixed with the irritating silica) can be highly toxic when inhaled.

You must get it tested if you’re doing construction in a building that was built before 1960.

Lead Exposure and Toxicity

The most common source of lead exposure is old, lead-based paint (and resulting dust), used in building construction before 1960.

Lead gets into the muscle and bones, devastating the nervous system; it is especially harmful to children because their bodies are still developing.

When Lead Is Found

Lead is a neurotoxin, and exposure is a serious problem. Of course, knowledge is power so once you know, you can take the next step in either management or abatement.

Management usually just means that you monitor the situation, generally by painting over it and testing the area regularly.

If you decide to go the abatement route, we can recommend a certified abatement contractor to get you started.