Lead is a toxic metal that was widely used for home building paint products before 1978, and government research has shown that over 75% of homes built prior to 1978 have some lead-based paint. While lead-based paint was banned from residential home use in 1978, this is a serious issue for all homeowners looking to renovate a home from the era that lead-based paint was utilized.
Home improvement projects, like replacing windows, can disturb lead-based paint, and lead-contaminated dust and debris created from these projects can poison children and adults. As a Lead-Safe Certified Company, 1-800-HANSONS takes this issue very seriously, following proper work safety practices and guidelines for all projects in homes built pre-1978. We strongly encourage you to review the Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Click here for the Renovate Right EPA brochure.