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When most people think about exposure to metallic lead, they typically focus on lead-based paint, but lead can be lurking in many other household items, says Dalsing. (Photo courtesy of Testudo LCC)
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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had

I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.

I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.

You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.





That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

Lead Paint Removal reviews in Baltimore


The folks at Lead-Tec are great.
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, the semi-retired engineer did a very thorough job and spent a lot of time discussing my case, risks, and recommended methods of cleaning. They train contractors, and are very knowledgeable about local laws and regulations.
- dan L.

Overall it went quite well. They started one Tuesday and were basically finished by the next Thursday (while working on Saturday as well). This was a pretty large job (19 windows, 2 doors), and it required them to use my garage as a staging area. While I suppose I should have realized that earlier, it would have been helpful to have that explicitly stated to me. Over the course of a week and a half, I needed to get things out of my garage, and it was somewhat challenging. There were some minor hiccoughs along the way, but for the most part I let them inside and left for the day. They are very trustworthy. Also, the work they do is a good value in comparison to what they charge. The only other estimate I got was from someone who wanted to charge 50% more, and I am quite happy with the work at this price.
- Michael D.

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was extremely knowledgeable and willing to answer all of my questions regarding the process. He provided valuable information that helped me feel prepared for the inspection. On the day of the inspection, he was prompt, professional, and thorough. I would highly recommend
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- Stephanie T.

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- Stephanie H.

During my first phone call
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took the time to explain the process and to make sure I had the property ready for inspection. He explained the process and pricing. He further explained how to obtain my tracking number from MDE.
He arrived on time and again explained everything he was going to do. He was very patient in answering my questions. He took about 30 minutes to complete his inspection.
He called me three business days later with the results and mailed them the same day.
- F J C.

This was the second time I used
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was easy to work with from the get-go. He assisted me with all questions and answered questions after the inspection, via email and phone. He was great to work with and very patient. Thanks
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- Daniel B.

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was very professional. Arrived right on time, performed the work quickly and provided the results in a timely manner. Very nice to work with him. Would definitely do so again!
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#1 Above Lead Services LLC

305 Silo Ridge Ct



A#1 Abatement Inc

4420 N Point Blvd
Sparrows Point


3423 Easton Dr

A.D.P. Inspections, Inc.

PO Box 610

Aarons Home Inspections LLC

508 Kenora Dr

Above Excellence LLC

539 47th Street

Accutest Lead Inspections

PO BOX 25670


13 Whitethorn Way
Middle River

Allmaster Builders, Inc.

7609 Energy Parkway
Curtis Bay

American Home Specialists

13221 Mockingbird ln

American Mold & Restoration

3540 Crain Hwy

Annapolis Painting Services

2561 Housley Rd

ARC Construction Service Inc

2025 Inverness Ave

Arc Environmental Inc

1311 Haubert St

B & M Clean LLC

1609 Belair Rd

Baltimore Lead Paint Services LLC

303 S Wolfe St



Bowie Home Improvement Inc


C & K Home Improvement

52 Ridge Ave.

Caswell Testing & Water Systems, LLC

3515 North Furnace Road

CertaPro Painters Frederick LLC

12617 Fingerboard Rd

Chuck's Gutter Cleaning Service

7219 Dockside Ln


PO Box 591

Cooper Restoration & Remodeling. LLC

2017 Bloomingdale Rd.

D.R. Curry Contracting

200 N.Philadelphia Blvd St. C

DAC Construction, Inc

8413 Spruce Hill Dr.


2603 E Northern Pkwy

Designing Renovations

5010 Tulip Ave

Dunne Wright Services Llc

1412 Crain Hwy N
Glen Burnie


Glen Burnie

EMA Contracting, LLC

213 N. Union Ave.
Havre De Grace

Eye See Improvement

4605 Old Court Rd



Green Earth Companies, LLC.

1421 E. Baltimore Street

Hands-On Construction Co., Inc.

515 Dorchester Road

Holleywood Homes, LLC

7438 Rockridge Road

Home Energy Loss Professionals (HELP)

7329 Holabird Avenue


PO BOX 67320

Jenkins Environmental Inc

8600 La Salle Rd

John Krause Construction

11565 Bootstrap Tr.

K & K Environmental Services LLC

11 Old Knife Ct.
Middle River

Kat Construction Services, LLC

2108 Emmorton Park Rd

Kim Proffitt, Realtor

2204 Tall Cedar Ct
Bel Air

Lead Matters LLC

Hallwood Rd

LeadProbe Inc

2905 Thornbrook Rd
Ellicott City

Leadtec Services Inc

8841 Orchard Tree Ln

Leon Builders LLC

2750 North Rosedale Street

Lifeline Environmental, LLC

3 Cree Court


PO Box 1210

Majors Air Quality Consultants

7529 Harford Road


4405 St Thomas Ave

micklos painting & drywall LLc

639 savage st

Mid Atlantic Water Services

14 Hudson St

Miller's Chimney & Hearth Retailer

111 John St

MLM Home Improvement

10400 Rockville Pike

More Enterprises

9314 Howard Ave
Sparrows Point

New World Construction, Inc.

722 Dulaney Valley Rd.

Next Level Lead Inspections

4213 Massachusetts Avenue

NV Care

3605 oakmont Avenue

Old Time Contractors Inc

211 Adam Smith Street



Paul Davis Restoration of Greater Baltimore

10715 Red Run Boulevard
Owings Mills

Paul's Lead Inspections, LLC

526 N. Carrollton Ave. #2

Phoenix Design & Build Group LLC

10505 Cedarville Road, Lot 6-5

PJB Bricklaying

4633 Our Pl

Plumbum Lead Services, LLC

6105 Marquette Rd

Property Restoration Services, LLC

501 W Main St

Renew Home Improvements

4995 Threshfield Ct.
Ellicott City

Rob's Home Improvement Inc

26 Macintosh Ct
Middle River

Sellars Concrete Contractors LLC

6285 Shady Side Road
Shady Side

Sure Shot Pressure Washing

PO Box 905
Oxon Hill


1944 Nelson Mill Road

Tri-Star General Contractors

8306 Bellefonte Lane

Unique Enterprises Inc

5841 Shookstown Rd

Universal Maintenance

65173 Seventh Road

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