Port Richmond is known as one of the melting pots of Philadelphia. It’s home to German, Polish, Irish, and Italian immigrants. Recently, the neighborhood has even become home to a good-sized Albanian community. Unfortunately, in recent years, Port Richmond has also become known for something else: lead poisoning.
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Lead Based Paint in the Port Richmond Section of Philadelphia
The use of lead-based paint was no banned until March of 1978 and a vast majority of homes in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia were build well before 1978.
The dust which occurs as a result of chipping, flaking the disturbing this aging paint is highly dangerous, especially to young children. Recent laws have helped decrease this danger, but landlords need to be aware of what’s required.
Lead-Safe or Lead-Free Certifications Are Required in Port Richmond
In 2011, the Philadelphia city council recognized the danger that lead paint presents. It can cause health damage to people even when not exposed on a regular basis. Children age six or under are especially in danger. That’s because lead paint can cause damage to their organs and blood. Young children may even develop brain damage and learning disabilities if they’re exposed to lead-based paint.
The new regulations put in place in 2011 require that any landlord who is renting out property built before March of 1978 must have a certified lead inspection done before tenants can move in. This inspection tests all of the painted surfaces in the property and determines if there is the presence of lead-based paint, and if so, if there is any active lead dust.
Bayhill Environmental Is Here for Property Owners and Tenants
Property owners in Port Richmond need to contact a reputable lead testing company. In the Philadelphia area, Bayhill Environmental is that company. We’re here to assist homeowners, landlords, and tenants with all of their lead testing needs. Even if you’re not planning on renting out your home to anyone, you may still want to have the paint tested to ensure your own safety. If your home was built before 1978 and you have children, you want to make certain that they are safe. Don’t risk you or your family’s health when all it takes is one quick phone call to set up an inspection.
Even if you’ve repainted recently, there still may be lead paint lurking deep down within your walls. Call us today to schedule a testing or to get a quote. Often, we can perform the test the same day you contact us. Call 609-238-3012 today or click here to send us a message or ask a question.
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