Are you preparing to repaint or renovate your Bay Area home? Be aware that certain building materials may contain lead or lead-based paint. ERI’s Diamond Certified lead removal technicians will rid your home of the harmful toxins found in lead based paints and other lead containing products. By following a thorough abatement process, our technicians efficiently and effectively remove lead from your home, making it a safe and healthy environment for your family.
Where can lead be found?
Lead can be found in numerous building materials, however it is primarily found in paint. Between 83% and 86% of all homes built in the United States before 1978 contain lead paint. At that time, lead was used in paint because of its:
- Pigmentation – made colors more vibrant
- Preservation – made the paint weather resistant
- Resistance – against mold and mildew
- Prevention – against corrosion
Is lead harmful to my health?
Lead exposure generally occurs through ingestion or inhalation. Once lead based paint begins to deteriorate, peel or chip,the dust can settle on surfaces where it can enter the body through hand to mouth contact. It can also spread through the air during everyday cleaning activities, such as vacuuming or dusting, where it can enter the body through inhalation.
Exposure to lead based paint can have extremely negative effects, sometimes causing:
- In Children:
- Developmental problems in the nervous, blood and cardiovascular systems
- Kidney problems
- Hearing problems
- Problems with learning and behavior
- Slowed growth
- In Adults:
- Nerve Disorders
- Digestive Problems
- Concentration Problems and Memory Loss
- High Blood Pressure
- Reproductive & Pregnancy Problems for Women
- Joint and Muscle Pain
How do I remove lead from my home safely?
Removing lead based paint can be a serious matter. If disturbed and handled improperly, it can be dangerous to you and your family’s health. We value family – yours and ours – and are committed to protecting Bay Area families from lead exposure. Don’t trust your family’s health to just any lead removal company. For professional lead abatement in your Bay Area home, contact the highly trained, licensed professionals at ERI today, at (925) 461-3285 email@example.com.