Lead Paint Remediation

Lead Paint Remediation

Lead Paint Removal Abatement Clean upMany homes and schools built before 1978 have some lead-based paint on the interiors and/or exteriors. It can also be found on playground equipment, boats, and bridges. Exposure to lead can cause brain damage, especially in children and pregnant women. The most common cause of exposure is from the dust generated when you sand lead-based paint or when the paint chips or peels with age.

Since lead paint is most deteriorated on the exterior of houses, the chips often find their way into windowsills and the soil surrounding the building. The dust or chips are picked up easily by touch of a hand or any object, especially those that are wet. Thus, a toy wetted by a child’s mouth is capable of picking up contaminated dust, which is then ingested when the child puts the toy back in his or her mouth.

Paint chips are a sign of lead paint problems. If paint is chipping, contact Alternative Technologies for remediation service.

To learn more about the importance of prompt remediation services, contact us at (818) 700-8002.  We are located in Northridge, California and serve all surrounding areas.