Concerns of Lead Paint in Your Home

We often speak about the concerns of asbestos in our homes, and we overlook the hazards of lead-based paints in our homes while doing renovations.

Lead-based paint was commonly used in homes built before 1960. Exterior and interior paint produced between 1960 and 1990 may also contain lead in smaller amounts. For more information, we recommend that you check out this link with HealthLinkBC for more in-depth information.

It is important to note that lead-based paint does not present a health hazard as long as the paint is not chipping, flaking, sanded into dust, or crushed. Exposure can lead to a variety of health concerns from learning disabilities to impaired brain and nervous system functions.

Pregnant women, infants, and children are at the highest risk. Small children tend to put things into their mouth or chew on objects.

If you are planning on renovations, and you are uncertain if your walls have lead-based paint, it is recommended that you have testing done to determine if you need to make a plan for the removal of the walls, base, or window panes that have lead-based paint on them.

You can check painted surface for lead by using a home lead test kit you can purchase from your location hardware store, or by having an environmental company come in and test your home for you.

If you do have lead-based paint in your home, the easiest way of handling is to call the professionals at Stutters Disaster Kleenup to come and do the remediation for you. You can call our offices, and one of our Project Managers will come out to assess your home, and provide you with an estimate for remediation, and will walk you through the process.

Call the professionals at Stutters Disaster Kleenup at 1-877-763-1540.  We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve you.

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