With all of the great deals on Atlanta real estate, you may be thinking that it’s time to sell your home and upgrade to a new location. If you’ve decided that it’s time to spruce up your pre-1978 home to give it a bit more life before putting it on the market, you may want to stop and think before starting the remodeling project on your own. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recommends that you hire a Lead-Safe-Certified professional to help you with your project.
Lead was a common ingredient in paint before it was banned in 1978, and may still by present in your older home. Ingesting lead may lead to many health problems. However, using EPA Lead-Safe Certified Renovators are trained to use lead test kits, educate consumers about the dangers of lead and use prescribed lead-safe practices that will keep your family safe from lead exposure during your home remodeling projects.
If you’re still unsure of what to do about your remodeling project, there are tons of resources available to help you. Visit the NAHB website for advice on lead safety. Remember, when you’re family’s safety is at risk, it’s better to be safe than sorry.