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Lead Paint What You Need To Know About

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

it's the law!

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

SERVPRO's Compliance with Lead Paint Law 

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are aware of the guidelines involving lead paint and will take the necessary precautions according to current law. 

What You Can Do to Protect Your Family from Lead in Pre-1978 Homes

  • If you rent, notify your landlord of peeling  chipping paint. 
  • 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.
  • Wash children's hands  

The facts about Lead

  • Lead-based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978.
  • Lead can affect children's brain and developing nervous system, causing reduce IQ, learning disabilities and behaviour problems. 
  • Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. 

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