If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning. Lead exposure can affect practically every system in the human body and can include abdominal and joint pain, gastrointestinal upset, and learning and developmental disabilities.
If your home was built before 1978, have your home tested for lead by a qualified professional and learn about potential lead hazards. Fix any hazards that you may have.
RSG Abatement & Demolition is qualified to take samples and have them tested at an accredited laboratory and we also can perform lead stabilization work on small projects. Lead paint stabilization is meant to temporarily reduce exposure to hazards. Common methods of stabilization include: Repairing physical defects that cause paint deterioration. Removing loose paint and other material from surfaces containing lead paint. Applying new paint or protective coatings. Stabilization is generally favored over permanent abatement when the lead paint-containing surfaces are intact, and the building is structurally sound. Stabilization is also commonly used when permanent abatement is not financially possible.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule your project.