PROTECT YOUR FAMILY
LEAD-BASED PAINT TESTING
PROFESSIONAL LEAD TESTING SERVICES IN COBB COUNTY & SMYRNA
Lead has been a leading health issue for hundreds of years. Lead is a heady metal that causes many neurological disorders. It is especially harmful to young children with developing brains and bodies – and can have long-lasting health effects.
If you are buying a home built in the 70’s and earlier, then your chances of having lead in your home is much larger. Lead paint was not allowed to be manufactured after 1978, but was still allowed to be used in certain cases for many years afterward. Homes all the way into the 90’d have been found to have lead paint. This is especially true of homes with aluminum siding, as it was exempt from the lead laws in many cases.
We offer professional lead testing services to keep you and your family safe – especially young children. Schedule a professional lead test online with us today.
LEAD SAFETY INFORMATION FROM THE EPA WEBSITE
Lead paint is still present in millions of homes, sometimes under layers of newer paint. If the paint is in good shape, the lead paint is usually not a problem. Deteriorating lead-based paint (peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking, damaged, or damp) is a hazard and needs immediate attention.
Lead-based paint may also be a hazard when found on surfaces that children can chew or that get a lot of wear-and-tear, such as:
- Windows and window sills;
- Doors and door frames; and
- Stairs, railings, banisters, and porches.
A few tips to reduce sources of lead exposure in older homes and buildings:
- Inspect and keep all painted surfaces in excellent shape and clean up dust frequently with a wet cloth or paper towel. Read about simple steps to protect your family from lead hazards (PDF).
- Consult a certified lead professional before beginning renovation, repair or painting projects. Renovation, repair or painting activities can create toxic lead dust when painted surfaces are disturbed or demolished. Learn more about hiring lead-safe certified contractors.
- Avoid tracking lead dust into the home by wiping and removing shoes before entering the home and placing dust mats both inside and outside of entryways. Read more about lead dust.
- Learn if you have a lead service line. Contact your water utility or a licensed plumber to determine if the pipe that connects your home to the water main (called a service line) is made from lead. Read more about lead in drinking water.