All homes built before 1978 share a common problem that is often unavoidable, and that is lead based paint. A dangerous substance, especially when deteriorating and then ingested, the threat of lead based paint wasn’t fully realized until after it was used in a majority of buildings due to its long life. The expansive amount of homes and commercial buildings that contain lead based paint have led us to better understand the extent of the danger the paint can cause.
Lead based paint has been known to be an unhealthy and dangerous substance, especially for children. It has been proven to cause nervous system and brain damage and cause significant problems in development. It is beyond recommendation that if your home was built before 1978 that you have it inspected for lead based paint and have it contained.
All contractors are required by a recently passed law to be certified in the handling of lead based paint. Be sure to inform any contractors working on your home of the age of the home. When having a contractor work on the home, it is important to verify that they are certified to work with lead based paint. Robbins Roofing and Construction is one such company certified to service your needs with lead based paint containment and taking care of anything that your home requires.