Ensure your home renovations or workplace modifications are completed safely.
HazSure Consultants are professionals in lead paint identification and testing. Our testing and assessments are in accordance with the Australian Standard- AS4361, where each sample is analysed for it lead content and weight.
There are over 3.5 million homes and workplaces built prior to 1970 most of which contain high lead paint levels. In homes built 40 years ago or more, some of the inner paint layers may still contain high levels of lead.
Lead in paint becomes a problem when it is damaged or disturbed. It can be hazardous if it is in areas where it can be easily damaged or chipped. Lead is toxic to humans, even in small amounts, and can be absorbed from ingesting contaminated products or from breathing air containing lead dust. Pregnant women and children with developing bodies are especially vulnerable because smaller, growing bodies are more susceptible to absorbing and retaining lead.
Lead paint most likely to be found on surfaces where enamel paints are generally used, including:
- window frames
- skirting boards
- exterior walls
- metal surfaces
Home renovators can create lead hazards without realising it. If old paint is not handled properly, lead dust and paint chips can remain in the home or on the garden years after the work is completed. Paint removal by blasting, burning, dry scraping, dry sanding and using power tools creates the most serious dangers because the particles are small enough to be inhaled or deposited in furnishings or carpet, making complete removal extremely difficult.
Do not risk you or the health of others when renovating. Call us today for an assessment now!