Brooklyn Lead - Luke Gray
Recommendation: Lead AssessmentJust wanted to shout out Luke Gray of Brooklyn Lead. We had a kind of a nightmare lead scenario in our home, and after a really horrific work from both an EPA certified abatement contractor and the NYC DOHMH, Luke came to our place and helped us figure out what the problem was, how to clean up appropriately (the contractor had contaminated our house by not cleaning after their their contracted abatement work, and DOH cleared the work). with Luke's help, we were able to get our house safe again, and both my kids now have blood levels within normal limits. He mostly works with homeowners that are looking to make sure their homes are safe, often after a routine test on a child comes back positive - but he was responsive, helpful and really able to walk us through what was a tough situation. I don't have any financial interest in his business or a personal relationship - just a really satisfied customer. I know I felt really overwhelmed and frightened when I got back my son's lead results, and would recommend Luke to anyone looking to get an independent assessment of their space. I only wish we had found him earlier!
Lead TestingI can also highly recommend Luke! He came over shortly after we closed and did a full assessment. He was also able to patch and paint some of the "problem areas" and I found his pricing to be very reasonable. He was very thorough and provided a lot of information.
Lead TestingHe did an assessment for us and found the danger zones and was caring and thorough. I cannot recommend him enough.
Lead abatement / encapsulationI would recommend consulting with Luke Gray of Brooklyn Lead, http://www.brooklynlead.com, 646 258-2362. He may be able to help you directly.
Lead testingLuke is great, I would hire him for a dust test (there are also kits to do it yourself).
Lead testingWe used Luke Gray for lead testing, per a rec off PSP, and he was great.
Lead assessment for new homeI also second Luke Gray - we had him test our house. Unfortunately our toddler had some exposure to lead and he was able to identify the source and help us understand how to remediate it. It was mainly chipped paint on windowsills AND the soil in our backyard. I had no idea that the dirt in Brooklyn houses are FULL of lead. Of course our toddler loves putting dirt in his mouth. I was unaware so having Luke do a full assessment was really great. And yes, the best is to repaint areas that are chipping . Anytime we see a chip we paint paint paint.
Lead assessment for new homeYou could probably get a more detailed sense of which rooms or spaces or doors to paint or address with an inspection and some targeted testing. Then you would know if there were areas not worth dealing with. Luke Gray, brooklynlead.com, has done variations on that for us in two apartments, one rented playgroup space, and a sponsor unit renovated for sale in our building. He's very good and very busy.
Re: Lead ContaminationI highly recommend Luke Gray
Re: Lead inspector recommendationWe had a good experience with Luke, of Brooklyn Lead, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who we found on the PSP website. He took dust samples from our walls, baseboards, window sills, radiators, carpets etc. and gave us a detailed assessment that was sufficient to convince our landlord to cover the costs of the abatement.
Re: What to do about lead ???I used Brooklyn Lead as a lead consultant a few years ago. Luke went through our whole house, making suggestions and taking samples. He was very knowledgeable and nice - check him out. Good luck!
RecommendationWe recently went through a bad scare, where my daughter tested for elevated lead levels. (Thanks to PSP we quickly found a great lead inspector -- Luke Gray of Brooklyn Lead -- who found the causes in the apartment, and we got our landlord to do the necessary abatement last week.)
(no subject)I second Luke grays recommendation! (May 2012)
(no subject)Luke Gray. Local, a parent, and he's great. Info@brooklynlead.com (May 2012)
from 2005A local dad , Luke Gray, came to our house and tested for a small fee. He was very nice and I would recommend him.
(no subject)I got a number of recommendations for Luke Gray, who we ended up using and he was great. (june 2010)
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