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Does Your Home Contain Lead Paint?

The Older Your Home, The Higher The Chance

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The Older Your Home, The Higher The Chance

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To Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home

Yes, nearly 90% of homes built before 1940 contain some level of lead paint.

Lead paint can permeate soil and water, leading to illness and even death.

Exterior lead concentrations can be higher than interior paint, posing risks to children playing around the house and contaminating soil.

You can use a lead test kit from a home center or hire an EPA-licensed painter to test before repainting.

Lead is more common in glossy-painted areas like trim, windowsills, and doorframes. Ensure proper containment during painting to prevent lead dust contamination.

Yes, hiring an EPA-certified pro is recommended for dealing with lead-based paint on historic homes.

Removing lead-based paint can be challenging. Health guidelines recommend minimizing lead surfaces, but this may impact architectural features in historic properties.

White exterior paint before 1955 often contained high lead concentrations. Be cautious and consider alternative siding options.

Lead does not biodegrade and can persist in soil for thousands of years.

Follow lead-safe practices during repainting and avoid letting lead dust get into the soil in the first place.

We follow EPA lead regulations and assume lead paint on homes built before 1978. Read the Renovate Right Brochure

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