23 Sep How Does Lead Get into Homes?
Paint that has a lead base is still found in millions of homes. Most commonly, it is below more recent layers of paint. This usually isn’t a problem as long as the top layers of paint are in good condition, therefore preventing the underneath layers of lead-based paint to be exposed. When old lead-based paint begins to deteriorate by means of chipping, cracking, peeling or getting damp, that is when it is most hazardous and requires immediate attention. If you are planning to do any in-home construction that involves disturbing old paint, you will want to get your home tested beforehand.
Safe at Home Environmental Services provides testing for lead-based paint in the greater Albuquerque area as well as all over New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and Colorado.