A lot of houses and commercial spaces still have lead-painted surfaces, seeing as the hazardous material hadn’t been outlawed until 1978. If found, the removal of lead-based paint is one method to ensure the safety of your building’s occupants. However, when considering abatement, it’s important to understand the approaches to lead paint removal and whether sandblasting or pressure washing is a more effective technique. [Read more…] about Lead Paint Removal: Is Sandblasting or Pressure Washing More Effective?
When you hire an asbestos abatement team, you’re asking them to remove or encapsulate your property’s asbestos. But what happens when they discover another hazardous material such as lead in the process? One must recognize that where there is asbestos, there is likely lead, which is why it’s important that the abatement company understands the link between asbestos and lead RRP. [Read more…] about The Link Between Asbestos Abatement and Lead RRP
A legacy of old homes, businesses, and institutions, lead paint poses a health risk in deteriorating buildings, during renovations and demolitions, and with children present. If you find yourself in any of these situations, before any work for renovation – especially repainting interiors – you should (and may be required to) inspect and test for lead paint. Learn what a lead paint inspection entails and why it goes hand-in-hand with the Lead RRP process.
Today we still have the legacy of lead paint in homes and businesses across the United States, even though the risks and bans have been long known. When we discover that commonly used construction materials are toxic, it is a very gradual process to enact state and federal bans against it and begin recovery. The risks of lead from lead paint had been well known for decades if not centuries, but the slow march of government, intensive lobbying, and dragging lawsuits took a long time to enact change. Let’s look at why lead paint is still present in so many buildings, using an example that is close to home. [Read more…] about Why is Lead Paint Still Present in Homes and Housing?
The process of selling (or buying) a home is a long and potentially nerve-wracking process. Not only is there the inevitable packing and cleaning, but the process of vetting and potentially remedying defects of a home can draw out the sale and put sellers in hot water if they fail to disclose. It’s important for sellers to understand what requirements they have to identify and disclose hazardous materials like asbestos, lead, and mold when selling a home, as well as what to expect from potential buyers. [Read more…] about Selling a Home with Hazardous Materials
Many older homes have hidden secrets that can endanger the health and wellness of its family and those who work on it, such as during renovation. One of the most common hazardous materials is lead paint. Before the ban of the late 1970s, lead paint was commonly used in buildings – from households and schools to businesses and industry. Now, it’s important that with any older home from the position of the homeowner to homebuyer to do your due diligence for homes and lead paint. [Read more…] about The Age of Homes and Lead Paint