Do I need to be concerned about lead paint?
If your home was built before 1978, this should be a very real concern for you. Until 1978, lead was commonly used in the manufacture of interior and exterior coatings. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that about 38 million homes in the U.S. still contain lead paint. As the paint deteriorates or in the course of renovation and remodeling activities, the lead can emerge and cause lead poisoning. People working in the area must take all necessary precautions to avoid coming in contact with the paint, all furniture and furnishings must be protected, and all debris generated must be thoroughly contained to avoid contamination.
Pelican Painting is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Contractor as enacted by the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, and all of our employees are trained in lead-safe work practices. The RRP Rule requires that all firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by the EPA, use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers, and follow lead-safe work practices.