COVID-19 UPDATE Lead Inspections: We are available for lead-paint inspections. Our inspectors are fully vaccinated and are able to wear masks and gloves as needed for both their protection and yours. We expect social distancing protocols to be followed by tenants, property owners, and our inspectors during our on-site work. Though we understand it's not always possible, we'd appreciate having units vacated during the interior portion of our visit.  Thank you and be well ~ CLS


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

  • Pre-purchase (may be required by the lender or asked for by the buyer) 
  • Pre-renovation (occupant protection or OSHA compliance or waste characterization)
  • Owning Rental Properties (insurance company or HUD compliance)
  • Day Care Licensing (Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH))
  • Child Lead Poisoning Case (CT DPH requirement)
  • Lead Clearance Testing (CT DPH or HUD requirement)

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


To schedule an appointment or to ask questions:

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Phone - (888) 440-1288

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 Test

A comprehensive lead inspection combines a lead-based paint inspection with a risk assessment. Includes the testing for lead paint in each room plus interior lead dust wipe samples and exterior soil sampling (water can be a requirement too). Under Connecticut regulation a comprehensive lead inspection becomes required if a lead inspection confirms the presence of defective lead-based paint in a home where a child under the age of 6 lives. 

Final clearance lead dust testing after lead abatement work

Clearance Testing

A required visual examination and collection of environmental samples. The samples are often dust wipes where the wipes are then analyzed for lead-in-dust. Clearances follow a lead abatement project or interim controls. They also can be included into any maintenance job that disturbs lead-based paint. The clearance exam is performed to ensure that remaining lead-in-dust levels do not exceed Federal or CT DPH standards.


To schedule an appointment or to ask questions:

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Toll Free Phone - (888) 440-1288