Is there lead in your water?

Posted on December 21, 2017 in Blog

Is there lead in your water?

When you fill up a glass of water at your sink, do you ever hesitate before taking a nice, refreshing gulp? If your home was built before the 1980s, it’s possible that your pipes contain lead. That’s a concern because lead has been found to cause detrimental effects even in small amounts.

Lead poisoning is preventable

Did you know that lead poisoning is the most preventable widespread disease in the US? Nearly one million children aged one to five in the US have dangerous lead levels in their blood. Residential and commercial buildings throughout the US contain lead in paint, furniture, gasoline, toys, soil, porcelain, drinking, water, and even food stored in certain types of containers. The good thing is that lead poisoning is preventable by limiting exposure. All you have to do is get your home tested for lead and if it’s found to be contaminated, make sure it’s remediated effectively. You can rely on H2 Environmental Consulting Services for all your lead testing and remediation needs throughout Southern California. Call H2 Environmental Consulting Services at (800) 524-3578 to schedule a thorough environmental evaluation of your property to check for lead, asbestos, mold, fungus, and other contaminants.

Be especially concerned about renovations

Renovating your home can be an especially dangerous time in terms of lead exposure. Even though the Environmental Protection Agency banned the use of lead based paint in 1978, nearly 64 million homes built before that time still contain this harmful contaminant. During renovations, lead can be disturbed, sending wafts of lead and chips dust into the air, where it can be inhaled by unsuspecting bystanders. Children are especially susceptible to lead exposure because they love to play around on the ground, where lead dust and chips fall. Eventually, most kids put their hands in their mouth at some point, and then the lead ends up in their bloodstreams.

Your lead removal experts

If you have any doubt about the presence of lead in your home, whether it be in the water pipes, paint, or anywhere else, call the lead experts at H2 Environmental Consulting Services. We’ll analyze every molecule of your property to determine the presence of lead and if it is there, to eradicate it completely. You won’t have to hesitate before enjoying a big glass of water anymore, and you can invite your grandkids over to play on the floor without any niggling concerns.

Safer and healthier for all

Our mission is to make Southern California a safer, healthier place to live and work every day. We achieve this mission every day by providing environmental testing, management, and remediation services throughout Southern California. Enlist the professional environmental services of H2 Environmental Consulting Services today by calling (800) 524-3578.