The presence of lead based paint presents a serious health risk.
Lead has show strong indications to cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and under are most at risk.
Lead based paint is primarily found in homes built before 1978. In addition, lead was extensively used in commercial and industrial processes.
It is critical that properties be property tested for lead paint, and, if lead paint is found, that it be properly abated. Lead paint can contaminate the soil and other unseen areas of a property. The legal liability can be tremendous if not handled properly. Federal regulators, such as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are administering fines and severe penalties for failed compliance.
At Michigan Realty Solutions, we are a certified "lead safe" company and also certified "lead paint abatement" contractor. This means we are certified to perform all necessary lead paint testing procedures and then immediately address any lead paint situation to remove the lead hazard.
We always work "lead safe" at our job sites and take pride in helping reduce this hazard from the environment and living areas at every opportunity.