Lead

30 percent leadWe are experts in lead abatement for residential and commercial structures.

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.