FAQ's about Lead
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in the pre-1978 properties, child care facilities and schools be certified by the EPA.
FACTS ABOUT LEAD
- Lead based paint was used in more than 38 million properties until it was banned for residential use in 1978.
- Lead can affect children's brains and developing nervous systems, causing reduced IQ, learning disabilities and behavioral problems.
- Lead is also harmful to adults and the elderly.
- In most cases, lead-based paint that is in good condition is not a hazard.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF?
- Clean up paint chips immediately.
- Regularly clean floors, window sills and other surfaces.
- Thoroughly rinse sponges and mop heads after cleaning dirty or dusty areas.
- Clean or remove shoes before entering your home to avoid tacking in lead from soil.
SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are aware of the guidelines involving lead paint and will take the necessary precautions according to current laws. Your local SERVPRO has been trained and certified to follow lead-safe work practices while performing renovation and repair projects in your area. Call us today if you have any concerns regarding Lead exposure. Our team is here for you, and ready to help! (607) 722-2262