These are one of the very few lead-checking swabs that are EPA RRP-approved!
Don't risk EPA fines by using non-approved lead checking devices - these are the swabs you have been looking for and we have them in-stock, ready to ship. Buy in bulk to save $$$.
LeadCheck Testing Swabs
Your Reliable Source For Lead Detection
LeadCheck® Swabs was the first commercially available product to help you instantly determine if lead-safe practices are needed. Save time and money to get the job done RIGHT. LeadCheck® Swabs currently ship within one day of your order!
To Test or Not to Test?
At the start of a project on a pre-1978 home or child-occupied facility, contractors have a choice to make: should I test for lead or just assume lead is present? As the saying goes, "knowledge is power." Use the following key benefits of testing to your advantage - both in the field and when trying to secure new work.
Win the Job
Savvy contractors use their knowledge of the RRP Rule as a marketing tool when bidding on a project. You should too.
Test for lead at the time of the estimate to determine if the cost should include or exclude lead-safe work practices.
If there is lead present, seize the opportunity to sell the homeowner on the dangers of lead exposure and the importance of protecting their family. Explain that while non-compliant contractors may be cheaper, their family will be at an extremely high risk of exposure to highly ingestible lead dust.
Build Trust with the Homeowner
Most homeowners are completely ignorant of the RRP Rule. It is an opportunity to educate them.
By informing the homeowner or landlord of the RRP Rule and what it entails, you are showing that you are both knowledgeable and responsible when it comes to work practices and industry standards.
By assuming lead, you must comply with all of the complicated rules and a compliance officer will hold you to meeting all of the demands of RRP - EVEN IF THERE IS NO LEAD PRESENT. If you're out of compliance, you essentially pay a huge fine that a simple test might have helped you avoid.
Don't make a costly mistake - Find out up front if there is no lead and eliminate the threat of fines; even if you choose to use lead-safe work practices.
Lower Job Costs
The cost of lead-safe work practices can raise job costs by 30-40%.
If you test and yield a negative result, the job costs can go down because you and your Client do not have to pay the additional labor costs or purchase the equipment needed to contain and clean the lead dust.
Speak With a Lead Expert
If you still have questions about lead testing or would like to place an order over the phone, feel free to contact us at 1-800-355-1751.
What is LeadCheck?
LeadCheck Swabs are self-contained lead testing units that provide and easy to use test for lead on any surface.
Are these approved by EPA?
Absolutely! If you are currently trying to comply with EPA's new RRP (Renovation, Repair, and Painting) Program, then this is the product required to be used on ANY qualifying project. Buy in bulk to save - these will be required for every single pre-1978 housing job and they NEVER expire!
How does LeadCheck work?
LeadCheck Lead Swabs are based on how lead reacts with certain compounds that turn into strong colors when the two come into contact. When LeadCheck Swabs come into contact with even a minuscule amount of lead, they turn a pink or red hue within just 30 seconds and the color stays for hours.
How much lead needs to trigger a positive result?
In laboratory tests, LeadCheck Swabs have shown detection levels of as little as 2 micrograms of lead. In multiple independent studies, these lead testing kits have shown accuracy to to detect just .5% lead in paint with virtually 100% accuracy. In other words, these things work!
Do these older homes really still have lead paint in them?
YES! The U.S Government banned lead paint in homes in 1978, but up to that point it was extremely common for lead paint to be used in residences due to the fact that it was so readily available and cost effective to implement. Any buildings built before that time are very likely to contain lead paint, which even in small amounts can have horrible affects on your health and well-being; especially for children. Levels of lead exceeding 1 milligram per square centimeter are considered to be hazardous by the federal government.
How do these swabs work?
You first must identify a surface to check for, preferably in an inconspicuous area like a baseboard or lower door frame. From there you need to cut a small chisel-shaped incision into the surface. When you complete this step it is important to be sure that you get down to the surface and through all layers of paint, otherwise you may get inaccurate results.
Next, squeeze the swab until you feel a light crack and the detection liquid will begin to flow to the tip of the swab. To view the full instructions, click here.
Is this just for contractors and renovators?
No! If you are a homeowner and are concerned that there may be hazardous substances in the paint on your walls, either inside or outside of your home, you can use this product to check and be sure that you and your family are safe. These simple to use devices make the process of checking paint for hazardous content a breeze.
How long do LeadCheck swabs last?
The great thing about this product is that they never expire! You can stock up now and save money by buying in bulk – feel confidence in knowing that they will never go bad, even 5, 10, or 15 years from now. Protect yourself, your Clients, and your family by using LeadCheck on any project you think may have unsafe paint substances.
Why buy LeadCheck from Green Education Services?
In addition to being the cheapest available on the web, we are an EPA-approved education provider and have taught thousands of students on the benefits of following the RRP standards. We provide full support on every product we sell, so if at anytime you have any specific questions on these swabs just give us a call and we will be glad to help!