The United States Environmental Protection Agency implemented the removal from lead paint in homes that were built before 1978. The dangers of lead paint in children are lower IQ, behavior and learning problems,hearing problems and anemia. In pregnant women it can result in serious effects to the mother and to the development of the child. In adults, cardiovascular effects, reproductive problems and a decreased kidney function can have negative effects to adults. Keeping this in mind, it is best to contract a professional to get rid of lead paint in a home because there is an abundance of incorrect advice to eliminate lead paint. A survery conducted by Angie’s List resulted that nearly 20 percent of contractors and hardware stores gave “poor advice” when it comes to removing lead paint. Secret shoppers also asked several contractors and hardware stores advice in getting rid of lead paint around the country and 47 percent gave dangerous advice. Many said that it is only harmful if you eat it and others said that you wear a mask and close the door. Very alarming and dangerous advice.
All personnel that are performing either renovations projects or will be part of the removal process must be properly trained and certified. Those who are certified know how to work safely and use the correct precautions and the right equipment. We always recommend hiring a certified contractor who have gone through the required training and have years of experience removing lead paint.If you will like to get some tips for hiring a lead safe contractor visit our blog post on this subject where we talk about these tips in detailed. If you need assistance in removing lead paint in your environment contact us and we can help you set up an appointment. Alliance Environmental is a certified lead-removal contractor. They follow strict procedures to minimize, control and contain the lead dust created by the removal process.