There's no question about it: lead is dangerous. Of course, we didn't always know that. Up until the late 70s, people in the US commonly used lead paint in their homes and buildings. The US government outlawed lead paint in 1978, but many of the homes and buildings we see today still have their original lead paint. The EPA recommends that property owners test their properties that were built before 1978. However, even if your property was built a few years after that date, it's a good idea to check, just in case. People don't always follow regulations, after all, and some decorators may have had a few extra cans of lead paint lying around after it was outlawed. Is there a chance that your Wake Village or Texarkana, TX home or building could have lead paint? Let GilRay Restoration Services, Inc. help you find out.



What's so bad about having lead in your home? As it turns out, a lot. No amount of lead is safe for human consumption, and yet an alarming number of humans have some amount of lead in their bloodstreams. Lead can have a serious impact on human health. In the short term, lead poisoning causes weakness and dizziness. In the long term, lead poisoning causes nervous system damage and organ damage. Lead can also cause developmental delays in young children, and because lead paint has a slightly sweet taste, children may be tempted to put the paint chips in their mouths. Lead paint can also cause harm during pregnancy. The bottom line is that if your property has any lead paint, you should know about it so that you can take steps to get rid of it.



Is there a chance that your property has lead paint? It's hard to tell. Lead paint doesn't look different from regular paint. Plus, layers of lead paint may be hidden under newer layers of contemporary paint. That said, the most common colors of lead paint are bright yellow, red, and white. If your house was built before 1978, there's a good chance that it has at least some lead paint inside of it.

Of course, the only way to know for sure is to have your home tested for lead, and that's where we come in. At GilRay Restoration in Wake Village & Texarkana, TX, we offer lead inspection, testing, and removal so that you can keep your property safe.


The possibility of lead paint is a scary one. If you may have a lead paint problem on your hands, then you need an excellent team to help. GilRay Restoration is that team. We know that you want what's best for your family's, employees', or students' health. We're here to help you keep your property safe.


Don't try to tackle a lead paint problem on your own. Like we said above, lead paint is dangerous. If you try to deal with it without the right tools and safety equipment, you'll risk accidentally breathing in paint chips and getting sick as a result.

It's not just the removal that should be left to the professionals, though. Even the testing process requires training and know-how. There are a few home testing kits on the market for lead paint, but those kits are unreliable. Many of them produce false negatives, giving homeowners a misguided sense of security when their health could still be at risk. Furthermore, these tests only measure lead in the surface paint level. If your home's deepest paint levels contain lead, a home test would have no way of detecting it.

The only reliable lead paint tests are the ones that come from professional services. Thankfully, GilRay Restoration has premium reliable tools that detect lead paint with complete accuracy. If our detectors show a negative, you can rest assured that it's a real negative and your property is safe from lead.


You know that you need a professional team for your property's lead testing, but why should you choose GilRay Restoration in Wake Village & Texarkana, TX specifically? Because we're the best team that Texarkana has to offer. Here are a few reasons why this community chooses us for their lead testing needs.

  • Highly trained. Of course, you'll want a highly trained team for any home service you may need, but that goes double for lead testing and inspection. You're dealing with a matter of health and safety, so you want a team that knows what it's doing. In our team, we have all the training that we need to test for lead safely and accurately.
  • Efficient. You don't need any delays during the lead testing process. That's why we work as efficiently as possible to get answers for you.
  • Personalization. All homes and properties are different, so we personalize each service to meet our clients' unique needs.
  • Trustworthy. You want a trustworthy team on your side. At GilRay Restoration, we pride ourselves on the fact that our clients trust us to do the job. We'll never try to sell you products that you don't need. You'll just get the honest answers that you deserve.
  • Respect for our clients. We treat your home or property the way that we would want our own to be treated. Your property deserves care and respect.


The EPA requires certification for lead testing companies. At GilRay, we proudly hold EPA certification for lead testing and removal. Don't hire a team that's not certified. Instead of risking your health, call the team that you know you can trust.


Lead paint is a serious problem. Some property owners ignore that problem, but this approach can lead to devastating consequences. It's time to find out for sure whether your home has lead paint. Once you have some answers, you can take your next steps with confidence. Ready to get started? Then call us today. There's no time to waste, but we're here for you and ready to get to work.