When property owners see painted brick, they may chalk it up to a lost cause, especially for older masonry. However, there’s a way to remove layers of paint and deep-set grime from bricks using an abrasive cleaning method known as sandblasting. It’s a technique that requires an experienced contractor to understand the correlation between sandblasting and the condition of the brick. Therefore, if you’re interested in this service, you should first understand what to expect during the process of sandblasting brick. [Read more…] about What to Expect During the Process of Sandblasting Brick
Despite the ban of lead paint occurring in 1978, this hazardous material still exists in homes several decades later. What’s even more devastating about the toxic substance is that it’s oftentimes indistinguishable from normal paint. Now that we’re well aware of the health risks of lead paint, it’s justifiable to want to remove all traces of it in your house. To discover if you have lead paint in your home, though, it’s best to start at some of the common areas in your home that could be hiding lead. [Read more…] about 3 Areas in Your Home That Could be Hiding Lead
Lead paint is a hazardous material that is toxic at any dose. That’s why if found on your property, it’s crucial you have it removed by a professional. To this day, homes and businesses throughout the United States are still contaminated with the substance, despite its use being banned in 1978. In order to curb exposure to lead, the Commonwealth enacted one of the country’s first lead poisoning prevention laws – commonly known as Massachusetts’ Lead Law. [Read more…] about What is Massachusetts’ Lead Law?
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?
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