Lead paint testing

A fresh coat of paint on walls or window frames of an older home may look nice, but you may not know what’s underneath it. Your home may have surfaces covered with lead-based paint. That poses a big health concern, particularly for children.

We offer lead paint tests by a certified inspector as a specialized service at Top Notch Inspections. You can add on the service as part of a complete home inspection or as a stand-alone service at any time.

Top Notch Home Inspections, Lead Testing, Boise, Idaho

Not all home inspectors are qualified to check for lead paint. At Top Notch, our certified inspector has the training and experience to collect samples from surfaces throughout your property. We send the samples to a qualified lab for analysis and provide you with a complete report of the findings.

Why inspect for lead paint

Homes built before 1978 (when lead-based paints were banned) probably contain lead-based paint, according to the Centers for Disease Control. When the paint peels and cracks, it makes lead dust that’s poisonous if swallowed or breathed into the body.

Lead paint hazards are created when lead-based paint peels, flakes, chips, chalks or creates dust. Areas that are vulnerable to damage include places where painted surfaces, such as windows and doors, rub against each other.

The cost to remove lead paint averages about $10,000. Federal laws that protect homebuyers require a waiting period to conduct a paint inspection or risk assessment of lead-based paint hazards. Visit EPA.gov for more information.

Top Notch Home Inspections, Lead Testing, Boise, Idaho

Inspection services for the whole house

Whether you have a historic home or new construction, a condo or townhome, our certified inspector knows what it takes to give you a complete property inspection. We work with buyers, sellers, listing agents, even property managers who want a detailed, unbiased report about a property’s condition.

Our inspections cover your entire structure from top to bottom. Advanced technology, like thermal imaging cameras and drones, helps us assess the condition of all major home systems – structural, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, even built-in appliances.


Our certified inspector has background in home construction and remodeling and understands every component of your property


Services comply with all state requirements and national home inspection standards


Web-based inspection reports and electronic payments allow for easy processing and delivery

Top Notch Property Inspections is certified by InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Our services comply with state requirements and national home inspection standards.

Top Notch Property Inspection Services, Mike Nelson, Montana

Extra services to test the health of your home

For even greater peace of mind, you can add on services that can make a big difference in helping you make decisions about your investment. You can choose extra services – like testing for radon, mold, water quality or lead paint – as a stand-alone service or as part of a general home inspection.

Property inspections the Top Notch way

We provide property inspections throughout Treasure Valley — including Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Caldwell, and Middleton. Our service area extends into five counties in Idaho and Oregon.

Phone: (208) 810-3939

Email: mike@topnotchinspecting.com

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