Lead

  • Is lead based paint a problem today?
    • The use of lead based paint in homes was regulated by the EPA in 1978 therefore it is unlikely to find lead based paint in homes built after 1978. Lead based paint can be found in industrial applications still today.
  • When should I test for lead based paint
    • Lead based paint inspections should be performed prior to disturbing painted surfaces through:
      • Renovation
      • Demolition
      • Preparation for repainting such as power washing or scraping loose paint
  • What problems does Lead Based Paint Cause?
    • Lead poisoning is most common in children but can occur in adults
    • Lead poisoning can cause serious health and neurological problems including learning disabilities and behavior problems among children
  • What should I do if there is lead based paint in my home?
    • When paint is in good condition there is little risk of it causing lead poisoning
    • Inspect painted surfaces to verify that the paint is not in disrepair such as chipping or flaking
    • Hire an EPA certified contractor to complete any renovation, demolition or painting projects on lead based painted surfaces.
    • Discuss having a blood lead test performed on you children with your pediatrician.
  • Does White Hat Services LLC do Lead Inspections in my area?
    • White Hat Services LLC serves customers in the greater metro Phoenix area including Phoenix, Sun City, Surprise, Glendale, Peoria, Avondale, Goodyear, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek.

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