• Lead can affect children’s brains and developing nervous systems, which in turn lowers IQ levels, causes learning disabilities, and promotes behavioral problems.
  • Most frequent form of exposure is lead found in dust. Other ways include contact with lead in soil or paint chips. Unfortunately, lead dust can be invisible.
  • Until 1978, more than 38,000,000 homes had lead based paint in them.
  • Lead dust is created by disturbing the lead based paint which can be very hazardous to your health.
  • Adults exposed to lead can get high blood pressure or even hypertension. Even worse is that pregnant women exposed to lead can contaminate their fetus with the hazardous material.
  • The most common ways of lead entering your body is through ingestion or inhalation.

Probability your home has lead

  • If your home was built before 1940, there is an 87% chance there is lead present.
  • Between the years 1940 and 1960, you have a 69% chance.
  • From 1960 to 1978 there is a 24% chance you have lead in your home.

What to do?

  • Contact ServiceMaster Advanced Restorations immediately if you believe you have lead in your home.
  • We are a Lead-Safe Certified Firm under the United States Environment Protection Agency