Lead Testing and Abatement
LEAD TESTING | Lead Abatement – clean-up | Boise, Idaho
When was your building built? Was it before 1978?
About half of homes and buildings built before 1978 have lead-based paint. The likelihood of finding lead-based paint increases with the age of the building.
- Two out of three of homes and buildings built between 1940 and 1960 have lead-based paint.
- Nine out of ten homes and buildings built before 1940 have lead-based paint.
Lead-based paint may be found on any surface in the home or building–inside or outside.
When lead-based paint is disturbed during renovation, repair or painting activities, dangerous amounts of lead dust can be created. Jobs such as demolition, window replacement, opening up walls, etc., can also release accumulated lead dust into the environment. Even after typical renovation cleanup, dangerous levels of lead dust can remain.