LEAD REMOVAL & STABILIZATION SERVICES
If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it may have lead-based paint somewhere on the premises. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning. Children younger than 6 years old are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. Lead exposure can affect practically every system in the human body and can include abdominal and joint pain, gastrointestinal upset, and learning and many developmental disabilities. Lead paint stabilization is a method for interim control. Unlike lead paint removal, stabilization is meant to temporarily reduce exposure to hazards. Common methods of stabilization include: Repairing physical defects that cause paint deterioration, removing loose paint and other material from surfaces containing lead paint, applying new paint or protective coatings. Stabilization may be favored over permanent removal when the lead paint-containing surfaces are intact and the building is structurally sound. Stabilization is also commonly used when permanent removal is not financially possible.
TAC can perform lead stabilization services on small projects, and we can remove materials that contain lead-based paint. We can also take samples and have them tested at an accredited laboratory.
If your home was built before 1978, get your home tested for lead by a qualified professional and learn about potential lead hazards and remove any hazards that you may have.