How do I know where the lead problems are in my home?
A. Statistics show that from 25% to 86% of pre-1978 homes, depending on when they were built, contain lead-based coatings. In Wisconsin we currently need to use EPA recognized test kits, an XRF (x-ray fluorescence instruments), or paint chip sampling and laboratory testing to determine and prove exactly which surfaces do or do not have lead coatings. Otherwise, on pre-1978 houses, we must assume that lead coatings are present and work as if they are.
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Visit tomorrow’s Blog Post to read another FAQ on Lead-Safe Renovation.
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