COVID-19 and Lead Inspections: Our inspectors have chosen to get fully vaccinated and are able to wear masks when needed. We expect social distancing protocols to be followed by tenants, property owners, and our inspectors during our on-site work.  Thank you and be well ~ CLS


 Here are some typical reasons to hire a lead-based paint inspector or lead risk assessor: 

  • Lead-safe Report (City of Hartford Rental Licensing Program) 
  • Pre-purchase Lead Paint Inspection (may be required by the lender or asked for by the buyer)
  • Pre-renovation Lead Paint Inspection (occupant protection or OSHA compliance)
  • Receiving a Lead-safe Certificate (insurance requirement for rental properties)
  • Satisfy Daycare Licensing Requirements (CT DPH and OEC)
  • Investigate Child Lead Poisoning Case 
  • Post-renovation Lead Dust Clearance Testing 

      At CLS, we are happy to help with all of your lead paint inspection needs!


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Lead Inspections in Connecticut

Lead Paint Inspection

A lead inspection, by definition, is a surface-by-surface investigation to determine the presence of lead-based paint and the provision of a report explaining the results. A lead inspection can range from all accessible surfaces to only those in the path of a renovation. A lead inspection is particularly helpful in helping determine whether lead-based paint is present prior to purchasing or renovating. CT DPH regulations can come into play if a child under the age of 6 lives in a residence being tested.


Lead dust wipe being taken as part of a Risk Assessment in Connecticut

Risk Assessment

A risk assessment, by definition, is an on-site investigation to determine the presence, type, severity, and location of lead-based paint hazards, and provides suggested ways to control them. Lead-based paint hazards include defective lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint on friction surfaces, and elevated levels of lead in dust or soil (water testing may be added too). Risk assessments are particularly helpful in determining sources of current exposure and in designing possible solutions.

Comprehensive lead inspection includes testing for lead paint, lead in soil, lead in dust, and lead in water

Comprehensive Lead Test

A comprehensive lead inspection combines a lead paint inspection with a risk assessment. Includes testing for lead paint in each room plus lead dust wipes and lead soil sampling. CT-DPH regulation requires a comprehensive lead inspection when investigating the source of a child’s elevated blood-lead level. The most common reason for us to perform a comprehensive lead test is to satisfy Connecticut daycare licensing requirements.

Final clearance lead dust testing after lead abatement work

Lead-safe Report

The City of Hartford’s Rental Licensing Program requires a lead-safe report be submitted by the applicant for buildings constructed before 1978. This is for units that are rented, or may be rented in the future, where at least one occupant is a young child (six or younger). For purposes of Hartford’s program, the report required is for a lead-safe assessment. It must be done by a CT-DPH certified lead risk assessor. Insurance companies can have similar lead-safe certificate requirements.


To schedule an appointment or to ask questions:

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