Lead-based paint is poisonous! It was commonly used on the interiors as well as the exteriors surfaces and many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint in them. Lead has also been used for many years in products found in and around our homes. What makes Lead-based paint so dangerous?
The smallest lead dust particles cannot be seen but they can get into the body. The dust and chips from lead-based paint are dangerous when swallowed or inhaled, especially to small children and pregnant women. Lead can affect children’s developing nervous systems, causing reduced IQ and learning disabilities. In adults, high lead levels can cause high blood pressure, headaches, digestive problems, memory and concentration problems, kidney damage,
mood changes, nerve disorders, sleep disturbances, and muscle or joint pain. A single, very high exposure to
lead can cause lead poisoning. Lead can also affect the ability of both women and men to have healthy children.
Beware, all home repairs can create even a small amount of lead dust which is enough to poison your child and put your family at risk. For more information, read EPA’s guide that describes why you should hire a lead-safe renovator.
Common renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint (like sanding, cutting, replacing windows, etc.) can create hazardous lead dust and chips which can be harmful to you and your family. As contractors renovating residential homes, The Cleary Company Remodel-Design-Build in Columbus Ohio plays a critical role in helping to prevent lead exposure. Our Team of experienced professionals can test for the presence of lead and if found will prep a jobsite and follow all lead-safe work practices. These steps can prevent lead hazards in our clients’ homes.
Our Team is committed to education and certification for this important safety requirement in our industry. The Lead-Safe Renovation certification is required for contractors remodeling structures built before 1978 by the US EPA and Ohio Revised Code.
Team members who have completed training and hold US EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm credentials:
- Jonathan Neely, CLC
- Pete Mossman, CLC
- Thomas King
- Ian Dyer
- Joseph Hamlett
- John Hamlett
- Luis Martinez
Check out all of the industry certifications and affiliations for The Cleary Company Remodel Design Build Columbus OH by clicking here.