November 2, 2022
Lead removal is a topic to be taken seriously. If you’re working on a home built before 1978, it’s possible lead based paint was used in painting it. Removing lead based paint presents challenges due to the health risks associated with lead poisoning. SMART Environmental Services has a team of professionals that is well acquainted with the challenges of this type of work to handle the task for you.
Lead-based paint may be found either inside or outside the home and is most common in kitchens or bathrooms and in high gloss paint on trim, such as on window sills, door frames, and railings. This makes lead removal something you should be prepared to take into consideration for any home built before 1978. Additionally, the older the home, the greater the likelihood that lead is present in the paint and accumulated dust.
There are many rules set in place by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Lead Safe Housing Rule as well as other rules established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Because lead particles in dust are the main danger in working with lead paint, SMART Environmental Services has years of experience working in compliance with the necessary rules for lead removal and will handle the project following all guidelines to keep your family safe and healthy. Under a federal disclosure law, when a pre-1978 home is sold or leased, the seller/landlord must provide information to the buyer/tenant about any known lead based paint. If you have this information and want to renovate, it’s safest to trust professionals to handle the task.
If you don’t have this information, and your house was built before 1978, SMART Environmental Services has working relationships with impartial testing agencies that can determine if lead is present as part of our lead removal services. If the home was built before 1978 and there is no information available about the paint, renovators must presume that lead-based paint is present and use lead safe work practices. Knowing this, when we complete our on-site inspection, we create a lead abatement plan, and provide you with the necessary information to make informed decisions. Our recommendations are based on your specific situation.
If you are considering renovating a house built before 1978, you should contact SMART Environmental Services first for professional lead abatement and removal. You can call us at (913) 355-5303 or click here to contact us online. We offer healthy environment solutions to the entire Kansas City Area.