Lead Abatement Information

Home buyers play an important role in protecting the health of families purchasing and moving into a home. Homes built before 1978 are much more likely to have lead-based paint. Federal law requires you to provide certain important information about lead paint before a prospective buyer is obligated under a contract to purchase a home. (EPA) This is usually accomplished with a home inspection by a NYS Certified Home Inspector.

What is Lead?

Lead is an ingredient used in paint before 1978. It is known to cause, particularly in the home environment, lead-based paint hazards, causing incidents of lead poisoning
to occupants and young children causing serious health issues and conditions.

Testing for Lead

Edgeco Environmental is a Federal Certified Lead Abatement contractor and will take samples of paint, dust, and soil samples to a lab for more thorough testing.

Lead Abatement

An activity to reduce levels of lead, particularly in the home environment, to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards, in order to reduce or eliminate incidents of lead poisoning. It is most common to remove all surfaces that have tested positive for lead paint including wood framed windows, trim wood, doors and frames if needed.

Reconstruction

Edgeco Environmental can assist you in reconstruction efforts after lead has been abated from the property. We have craftspeople with experience in a wide variety of trades including but not limited to carpentry, ventilation, roofing, insulation, window replacement, wood replacement and trim finishing.