Lead Paint Removal


Residential Lead Paint RemovalAnnapolis Painting Services professionals stand ready and prepared to deal with all your lead removal needs. Our lead paint experts are certified and licensed to safely remove lead paint. Whether you are a Tenant, Rental Owner, home owner or property manager, we are here to help.

Maryland’s Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing law requires owners of rental properties built before 1978 to register their units with Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), distribute specific educational materials, and meet specific lead paint risk reduction standards at certain triggering events.

Lead is one of the most significant and widespread environmental hazards for children in Maryland. Children are at greatest risk from birth to age six while their neurological systems are developing. Sustained exposure to lead can cause long lasting neurological damage or death. Effects of sustained exposure include learning disabilities, shortened attention span, irritability, and lowered IQ.

The major source of exposure for children is lead paint dust from deteriorated lead paint or from home renovation. Most childhood exposure occurs through children’s normal hand-to-mouth activity after contact with a source of leaded dust. The most effective prevention of childhood lead poisoning is to reduce or eliminate exposure.

Lead paint is a topic to take seriously. We are here to help answer any questions you have and discuss how our services can help.

  • Get your young children tested for lead, even if they seem healthy.
  • Wash children’s hands, bottles, pacifiers, and toys often.
  • Make sure children eat healthy, low-fat foods.
  • Get your home checked for lead hazards.
  • Regularly clean floors, window sills, and other surfaces.
  • Wipe soil off shoes before entering house.
  • Talk to your landlord about fixing surfaces with peeling or chipping paint.
  • Take precautions to avoid exposure to lead dust when remodeling or renovating(call 1-800-424-LEAD for guidelines).
  • Don’t use a belt-sander, propane torch, high temperature heat gun, scraper, orsandpaper on painted surfaces that may contain lead.
  • Don’t try to remove lead-based paint yourself.

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