Lead Paint Testing & Remediation
Lead-based paint was used from the 1940s to the late 1970s for interior and exterior residential surfaces, toys, and furniture. It was banned in 1978 by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
About 38 million homes or 40% of the nation's housing contains lead-paint. It is an invisible threat for children and others. Remodeling dust can be poisonous. In 2006, the EPA proposed new regulations. These new rules apply to all renovations, including paint removal, demolition, window replacement, and heating ductwork repairs. Be sure that any contractor is certified to perform renovations that include lead-based paint.
Homes containing deteriorating lead-based paint are a health threat, especially to children under five. When lead-based paint on surfaces is sanded or scraped, it breaks into tiny, sometimes invisible pieces that children can swallow or inhale. Individuals can ingest dust and soil contaminated with lead from paint that flakes or chalks as it ages. Lead dust can settle on floors, walls, and furniture.
If you are concerned about lead paint in your home, you should have it tested. Envirotex offers lead paint testing services to determine the extent of your problem.
If you suspect lead-based paint in your home or office, Envirotex offers:
- Proper containment and removal
- Thorough site decontamination
- Lawful disposal
- If lead-based paint needs to be tested, we will use a certified lab