Lead Based Paint Testing & Removal

Sunbelt Environmental Services offers lead based paint testing and removal services to areas of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and other states. Learn more about our lead based paint testing and removal services below.

Lead is a naturally occurring element that people have used for centuries. A soft metal bluish-gray in color, lead has no characteristic taste or smell. Lead is also a highly toxic heavy metal poison. There is no use for lead in the human body. Lead exposure affects the brain and vital organs and is especially harmful to children. Human activities have spread lead throughout the environment, most notably in leaded gasoline and leaded paint, both of which have been restricted in the U.S.

Title X of the Housing and Community Act of 1992, also known as the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (Title X) was enacted to develop a national strategy to build an infrastructure necessary to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in housing and to establish a workable framework for lead-based paint hazard and reduction.

Lead abatement is a specialized activity designed to address lead in the home. Lead-based paint activities include lead-based paint inspections, risk assessments, and abatement (lead-based paint removal).

marking lead areas

In 2008, EPA enacted the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule aimed to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation, repair and painting activities in target housing and buildings (pre-1978). RRP activities, including most home contracting work, disturb lead-based paint as a consequence of the activity, but they are often undertaken for reasons unrelated to lead issues.Sunbelt Environmental Services is a Missouri licensed lead abatement contractor employing licensed professionals for lead-based paint inspections, lead hazard risk assessments, lead-based paint abatements. In addition, our workers are trained and certified in the use of lead-safe work practices required by the RRP rule.

testing for lead paint
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