What is Lead-Based Paint?
Lead paint or lead-based paint is paint containing lead.
If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but some states banned it even earlier. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning.
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. However, deteriorating lead-based paint (peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking, damaged, or damp) is a hazard and needs immediate attention.
Why Choose Preemptive Strike?
We are US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified to provide Lead-Based Paint (LBP) inspections and Risk Assessments.