|Preparing For Lead Inspection RI
A Licensed Rhode Island Lead Inspector can help landlords successfully
complete the inspection process and meet the requirements of the new
Lead Hazard Mitigation Law. Preparation is the key. Listed below is
a step-by-step process that will ensure a successful inspection.
Take the Course
The first step to a successful Clearance Inspection is for each
landlord, property manager, and realtor to take the three hour
Lead Hazard Awareness Class. Rhode Island Lead Technicians
is a state-certified provider of this course and offers lead
paint safety classes every week.
Property owners should next visually inspect each of their apartments
to determine what (if any) repairs need to be done and decide
whether they can be done by the owner or a licensed Lead Hazard
Contractor will be required to being the property up to compliance.
Use our checklist to guide
you through the process
Some landlords prefer to have an inspector do a site visit to
help. Rhode Island Lead Technicians offers a pre-inspection walk-thru
to assist with this evaluation process and answer any site-specific
questions. To schedule
a Pre-Inspection Walk-Thru, contact us at 401-438-9988.
Make Spot Repairs
Under the new Lead Hazard Mitigation Law, landlords can
do spot removal and repair of lead painted surfaces. The three
hour Lead Mitigation Act course covers how to do this safely and
Talk with Tenants
One important thing to do prior to an inspection is to communicate
with the tenants. Important points should include:
notification that the inspector
apartment takes about 30 minutes
inspection requires us to look in
every room and closet in the
(either tenant or owner) needs to
be home while the inspection is
Each inspection includes the obtaining of
three dust wipes on window sills, floors
or other surfaces in each apartment.
Cleanliness is therefore critical to
passing on the first attempt. Land owners
and tenants should see that all window
sills, window wells, floors and carpets
are wet-cleaned thoroughly before the
inspections. We recommend using a
detergent that includes phosphates like
Cascade or TSP.