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Lead Removal

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

Lead paint chipping away on steps. Lead removal takes proper requirements that SERVPRO is certified to do.

According to EPA requirements (40 CFR Part 745) contractors must use lead-safe work practices and follow these three simple procedures:

  • Contain the work area.
  • Minimize dust.
  • Clean up thoroughly.

The Environmental Protection Agency requires that businesses performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care and schools be certified by the EPA.

Does Your Property Contain Lead?

Older homes and buildings are more likely to contain lead-based paint. Homes built before 1940 have a much higher chance of containing lead paint.

What You Can Do To Protect Your Family From Lead In Pre-1978 Homes

  • If you rent, notify your landlord of peeling or chipping paint.
  • Clean up paint chips immediately.
  • Regularly clean floors, window sills, and other surfaces.
  • Rinse sponges and mop heads after cleaning dirty or dusty areas.
  • Wash children's hands, and toys often.
  • Clean or remove shoes before entering your home to avoid tracking in lead from soil. 

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