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June 23 - Seattle, Washington
Lead Testing & Inspection

Hello. I am considering purchasing a home in Bellevue. Can you tell me how much it would cost to do a lead inspection? The home is 1,660 sq ft, if that makes a difference. It was recently renovated. Thank you.

September 28 - Seattle, Washington
Lead Testing & Inspection

I am considering buying a home and I would like it inspected for lead paint. Thank you, Peter

July 18 - Seattle, Washington
Lead Testing & Inspection

Need someone to come to house to check for lead in interior and exterior prior to a room addition and possible window replacement.

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Environix Seattle

12303 8th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Environix Certified Provider

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Our principles have always remained the same:  Provide the absolute best consulting and remediation services for indoor environmental issues.  For information on our asbestos services, check out our new site. For other services visit our parent site at

Recent Mold Inspection & Remediation Clients Include:

  • US Coast Guard
  • UW Medicine
  • McChord Air Force Base
  • Port of Seattle
  • University of Puget Sound

NVL Laboratories, Inc.

4708 Aurora Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County

Lead poisoning and children:keeping your kids safe at home

Lead and children’s health

Young children are most at risk from this dangerous poison when lead is accidentally inhaled or ingested. Over 6,000 children in King County may have above-average blood lead levels.

Lead has no known purpose in our body. Effects of lead on developing children can include learning disabilities resulting in decreased intelligence, behavior issues, decreased physical growth, and other health and wellness issues. Extremely high levels of lead can cause death. 


Lead is found frequently in our environment, most commonly in houses built before 1978. Dust from deteriorating lead-based paint and lead-contaminated soils can build up inside homes to unsafe levels. Lead dust gets onto children’s hands and then into their mouths after touching things contaminated with lead.

Other ways that children can be exposed to lead are from candies made with chili and tamarind, drinking water, soil, and imported pottery.

Beacon Hill, Georgetown, South Park

Young children in the communities of Beacon Hill, Georgetown and South Park are at increased risk of becoming lead poisoned. Approximately two out of every three homes in these communities are likely to have lead-based paint. These communities have more than 2,400 children under the age of four who are the most vulnerable to the health effects of lead. Dust is the main problem. What can you do?

• Contact the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program project coordinator, Nicole Thomsen, at 206-263-8516 or by e-mail at to learn more.

• Discuss issues with fellow residents and get informed.

• Control dust in your house by damp dusting and moping, use a HEPA vacuum, wash your child’s favorite toys, establish a no-shoes policy in your house, and wash your hands.

• Doing a renovation, remodeling or painting job yourself? Learn steps toworking safely with lead. Read

• If hiring a contractor to do work on your house, learn about the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) and how it protects yourfamily’s health at

• View the Public Health web page at

Year surveyed: 1992
Chemical: Lead Compounds
Category: Fugitive or non-point air emissions
Quantity: 336 lbs
Carcinogen: N

Ceradyne Viox Inc

6701 Sixth Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

Year surveyed: 1996
Chemical: Lead Compounds
Category: Fugitive or non-point air emissions
Quantity: 1376 lbs
Carcinogen: N

Fabricated Prods. Inc. (Dba Seafab Metals Co.)

2700 16Th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98134

Year surveyed: 1987
Chemical: Lead
Category: Fugitive or non-point air emissions
Quantity: 250 lbs
Carcinogen: Y

Ingersoll-Rand Co. Beebe Material Handling

2724 6Th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98124

Year surveyed: 2006
Chemical: Lead Compounds
Category: Stack or Point air emissions
Quantity: 220 lbs
Carcinogen: N

Lafarge Na

5400 W Marginal Way Sw
Seattle, WA 98106

Year surveyed: 1998
Chemical: Lead
Category: Stack or Point air emissions
Quantity: 250 lbs
Carcinogen: Y

Non-Ferrous Metals Inc

230 S Chicago St
Seattle, WA 98108

Year surveyed: 1992
Chemical: Lead Compounds
Category: Stack or Point air emissions
Quantity: 4700 lbs
Carcinogen: N

Nucor Steel Seattle Inc

2424 Sw Andover
Seattle, WA 98106

Year surveyed: 1989
Chemical: Lead
Category: Fugitive or non-point air emissions
Quantity: 1900 lbs
Carcinogen: Y

Seattle Steel Inc.

2414 S.W. Andover Suite D-100
Seattle, WA 98106

Looking for our lead testing division?

What kind of lead testing is available in Seattle?

What materials and surfaces are tested for lead?

Lead testing companies in Seattle test a wide variety of surfaces and materials.  However, the bulk of testing is performed on the following materials.

  • Windows
  • Cabinets
  • Siding
  • Trim
  • Fences
  • Handrails
  • Swing sets
  • Chair rails
  • Baseboards

What is a lead risk assessment?

Lead risk assessments differ from lead based paint inspections in both scope and detail.  While a lead paint inspection looks solely for the presence of lead based paint, a risk assessment investigates all potential areas of exposure, including soil, building foundation, water and household dust.  Lead inspectors in Seattle typically focus on areas with the most potential exposure to children.  This includes painted materials in a bedroom, playroom, etc.  

What about lead home test kits?

"EPA does not recommend home test kits to detect lead in paint, dust, or soil.  Studies show that these kits are not reliable enough to tell the difference between high and low levels of lead.  At this time, the kits are not recommended for testing performed by either homeowners or certified lead based paint professionals."  -- Testing Your Home For Lead In Paint, Dust and Soil.

What methods do certified lead inspectors in Seattle use to test for lead?

The EPA recognizes 2 methods for testing paint.  

  • Y-Ray Flourescence (XRF).  This technique benefits from instant results, but requires expensive equipment.  Many lead inspection companies in Seattle do not carry XRF equipment.
  • Paint chip laboratory sampling.  Samples must be removed from the home and sent to a local lab.  This provides the most accurate, and least expensive testing, but typically requires a 1-3 day turnaround.

Is lead a real problem in Seattle?

According to the CDC lead poisoning is the number one environmental health risk facing children.  Over 1 in 6 children in the United States have toxic levels of lead in their blood.  

Tacoma has a unique lead problem.  Read more info here.

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