It’s important that if your home was built before 1978 you have the paint tested anywhere it will be disturbed. At STOP we use 1980 as our guideline because of the possibility that lead based paint could have been on a retail shelf for quite a while after production was discontinued. Here’s a chart from the EPA showing the likelihood of lead presence in homes based on the year they were built.
Graph showing older homes are more likely to contain lead-based paint

Lead is extremely hazardous, especially for children and can cause permanent neurological damage if they are exposed to lead paint or the dust that is often generated during reconstruction projects.

We are a North Carolina Lead Certified Firm and have been trained on the dangers of lead exposure as well as the containment and cleaning methods that are required to keep your family safe during reconstruction.