Do you live on Overbrook? This Philadelphia neighborhood is full of some great large homes and some really nice apartment buildings. Many of these structures are fairly old. The neighborhood was originally developed between 1900 and 1960. Unfortunately, which these older homes look great, their age does mean that they were built during a time when using lead-based paint was the norm. That means many do present a danger to you and your family.
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The Dangers of Lead Paint in Overbrook
Lead paint is very toxic to people. Unfortunately, this wasn’t known before 1978, which means many older homes contain lead-based paint that can still be a danger today. Even if it’s covered with layers of newer, safe paint, it’s still possible that lead dust can escape and contaminate your home. If you have young children, they are at risk of developmental damage from lead. It can damage a number of different organs, including the brain. This can lead to permanent brain damage and learning disabilities.
Laws Regarding Lead Testing and Certification
In 2011, the city code of Philadelphia was updated to include laws regarding lead paint testing. These regulations are included in the amended Chapter 6-800 and PM-102.0. They apply to any property built before March of 1978 that is being rented to families who have at least one child age six or younger. The regulations require the landlord to have a lead inspection done, and the property must be certified lead-safe or lead-free. To learn the difference between Lead-Free and Lead-Safe Certification, CLICK HERE.
Contact Bayhill Environmental for Lead Testing Services in Overbrook
If you’re in need of lead testing services, our team is here to assist you. Bayhill Environmental makes use of the latest technology to determine if lead is present in the paint used in your home, even if it’s buried under layers of new paint. If it is, we will then test for active lead dust.
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