Article Title: Lead and Radon Testing/Abatement

  • Lead Testing

    Lead testing is available for all structures, including homes, child care facilities, and apartments. Any structure built prior to 1978 may contain lead paint. Penquis has a certified lead inspector that will inspect for lead using lead wipes and or lab testing. A report with the lead test results will be provided along with recommendations for lead remediation. Fees vary according to structure.

    For more information, please call 207-814-0167 or 1-800-215-4942. You may also email


  • Lead Abatement

    Through the Lead Abatement program, Penquis helps families identify lead hazards in the home and assists with making the home lead safe.  The program is open to both homeowners and landlords of rental properties, though certain guidelines apply:

    To qualify for this program:

    • Household must have children ages 6 or younger residing in the home and meet certain income guidelines.
    • A landlord’s eligibility is based on the income levels of their tenants. Tenants must meet certain income guidelines.

    To learn more about the Penquis Lead Abatement program, please call 207-814-0167 or email

    To apply for the Lead Abatement Program, please click on the appropriate application packet & the Authorization to Release Information form.


    Single Family Owner Occupied Lead Grant Application


    Multi Family Rental-Rent to Own Lead Grant Application


    **All application materials, including supporting documentation, must be submitted for the application to be complete (including proof of income)

    **All Tenants over the age of 18 must complete/sign the Relocation Assistance Acknowledgement form

    For more information, please call 207-814-0167.

    For more information on lead-based hazards and prevention, visit the website: Childhood Lead Poisoning.

  • Radon Testing

    Penquis has certified radon inspectors that can test the level of radon in your water or in your home. Maine has high levels of radon occurring naturally. You cannot see radon nor can you smell or taste it. Only by testing your home or water will you know if you are at risk due to high levels of radon. Our inspectors will test your home, give you a report and offer solutions to reduce the level of radon in your home or water.

    Prices vary depending on the testing required. For more information, please call 207-973-3552 or 1-800-215-4942.



  • HEPA Vacuum Rental

    Rentals are available to help families clean up after rehab projects. HEPA Vacs are needed to capture tiny particles of lead dust that would pass right through a regular vacuum. There is a refundable deposit of $25 per day or $50 for three days. For more information, please call 207-973-3665.