Finding Lead in Your Home

Most of us are aware of the dangers surrounding products in our homes which may contain lead.  If your home was built prior to 1978, the chances of there being lead-based paint is high, and the older the house, the higher the chance.  Should your house have been built or renovated before 1978, you are urged to have your painted surfaces thoroughly inspected and given a risk assessment.  Some important items to consider if your home falls into this category;

  • be cautious of peeling paint
  • surfaces which are often touched or scraped will generate harmful lead dust particles
  • it may also be worth testing your pipes and drinking water

Nowadays, the Environmental Protection Agency has installed regulations for professionals who may be renovating or repairing homes which contain lead.  In addition to being certified, professionals involved in such work must notify the EPA at least 5 business days prior to the commencement of the project.  

Erickson Construction Co., Inc. of Hudson, New Hampshire is proud to be a Lead-Safe Certified Organization.  Please contact Erickson Construction should you have any projects in mind which may involve the evaluating and eliminating of lead based paint in your home.  Visit www.erickson.co to have a look at all of our services, and call today to schedule your free in-home consultation and receive a free estimate.

For more information, you are also encouraged to visit the EPA's website