The most common causes of lead poisoning are deteriorating paint on older houses and properties, and renovations that disturb old paint. Lead was commonly used in interior and exterior paint on houses and properties built before 1978. Peeling or chipped, or flaking paint causes lead dust, which is a hazard, especially for young children who often put their hands in their mouths. Renovations, paint preparation work, and repairs can create large amounts of lead dust if precautions aren’t taken to use containment and work methods that minimize the dust.
Lead paint is extremely dangerous to adults, children and pets. Sydney Painting & Maintenance has a team of experts who follow strict safety guidelines when removing lead paint from any surfaces