Cleaning a Home to Pass a Lead Paint Inspection


Are you looking to start renting out your Baltimore Row Home? If so, your home was probably built before 1978 and lead paint was used during the construction. Lead poisoning can cause health complications and the primary source is from dust that builds from deteriorating lead paint. In this article we will help to simplify the process of cleaning a home with lead paint to pass inspection.


The lead inspection is generally a simple test, where the tester does a dust swipe of certain areas around the home and most commonly around and inside the window well and sill. In other cases, the tester may take an X-Ray instead of the swipe. As lead dust is generally sticky, it is important to use a chemical to break apart the stickiness. In order to pass inspection the window well needs to be spotless. Even the smallest fragment of dust will fail the inspection.