We use CDPH “California Department of Public Health” certified workers for all lead abatement projects.
Where Lead-Based Paint is Found?
In general, the older your home, the more likely it has lead-based paint. Many homes built before 1978 have lead based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned lead-based paint from housing. Lead can be found in single family homes and apartments, inside and outside the house, in soil around a home, schools and commercial buildings. (Soil can pick up lead from exterior paint, or other sources such as past use of leaded gas in cars).
Lead is most likely to be a hazard in paint chips, which you can see, and lead dust, which you cannot always see. Lead-based paint that is in good condition is usually not a hazard. Peeling, chipping, chalking, or cracking lead-based paint is a hazard and needs immediate attention. Lead-based paint may also be a hazard when found on surfaces that children can chew or that gets a lot of wear and tear, these areas include: windows and window sills, doors and door frames, stairs, railings and banisters, and porches and fences.
Lead Abatement vs Lead RRP …
Abatement and RRP activities may sometimes look similar, but they are not!
Abatement is a specialized activity designed to address lead in the home or building. RRP “Renovation, Repair and Painting” activities (including most home contracting work) disturb paint as a consequence of the activity, but they are often undertaken for reasons unrelated to lead issues.