Lead in Water: Causes, Effects, and How to Test | JSE Labs

Lead in Water: Causes, Effects, and How to Test | JSE Labs

  Lead is a chemical element that is used in the construction of a number of materials that we are exposed to every day. This includes a number of manufactured products such as pencils, batteries, ceramic tiles, and much more. But while lead (symbolized on the...
JSE Labs: The Only AIHA ELLAP Accredited Lab in Oregon

JSE Labs: The Only AIHA ELLAP Accredited Lab in Oregon

As of December 2021, JSE Labs is officially accredited for lead (Pb) paint analysis under AIHA’s Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP) and is the only lab in the entire state of Oregon to receive this accreditation. Lily Godon, the lab...
What To Do If You Find Lead Paint In Your Home

What To Do If You Find Lead Paint In Your Home

Finding lead paint in your home is pretty common, especially if it was built before the 1980s. That’s because, before lead paint was banned from residential use nationwide in 1978, it was extremely popular for its affordability and appearance. Unfortunately, lead...
4 Reasons to Get a Lead Inspection Before Remodeling

4 Reasons to Get a Lead Inspection Before Remodeling

  Especially if you have an older home, it’s a good idea to get a lead inspection before you take on a remodeling project. Maybe you’re planning a large-scale, whole-home remodel that involves knocking down walls. Maybe you’re just repainting a bathroom and...
5 Essential Dos and Don’ts of Painting Over Lead Paint

5 Essential Dos and Don’ts of Painting Over Lead Paint

Does your home contain lead paint? Are you not sure if it does or doesn’t? Painting over existing lead paint is a proven remediation technique. When you follow all the necessary steps and safety precautions, painting over it is a great way to seal in lead-containing...