Are you expecting a baby in Rancho Cucamonga? Are you interested in having your grandkids over to visit frequently? Do you plan on babysitting the neighborhood kids in your home?
If so, you should make removing lead from your home in Rancho Cucamonga a top priority. If you live in Rancho Cucamonga or anywhere else in Southern California, the best choice for a fully licensed company for this is AQHI, Inc.
We follow all California rules and regulations about lead removal and safe disposal precisely, making sure further contamination never occurs and that your home becomes 100% lead-free.
Sources of lead in American homes
Many homes in the United States contain lead. The most common place where lead can be found is in old paint. Until the late 1970s, lead was used in homes throughout the US. When lead paint chips and dust fall off your walls, small children who are crawling around get it on their hands and eventually put it in their mouths.
Other sources of lead contamination are:
- Contaminated soil
- Water that flows through old, damaged lead pipes are faucets
- Food stored in bowls glazed with lead paint
- Canned food imported from countries that use lead to seal cans
- Some toys, jewelry, hobby, and sports objects
- Some folk remedies
Why does lead exposure matter?
Lead poisoning is a serious condition that occurs when children ingest too much lead from paint or other sources of lead contamination. Each year, 310,000 children who are between one and five years old are diagnosed with unsafe levels of lead in their blood, according to KidsHealth.org. Effects of lead poisoning include:
- Stomach pain
- Behavioral problems
- Brain development issues
- Decreased bone and muscle growth
- Poor muscle coordination
- Damage to the nervous system, kidneys, and/or hearing
- Speech and language problems
- Developmental delay
- Seizures and unconsciousness
Lead removal should be a #1 priority
Clearly, lead exposure should be avoided at all costs to keep kids safe, so if any kids will be in your home, especially if they’re younger than 5 years old, it’s essential that you get your home tested for lead and removed of all contamination.
Contact AQHI, Inc today
Just call 800-481-8080 or email Sj@aqhiinc.com to schedule an in-home evaluation of your home. We can handle all lead removal projects in Rancho Cucamonga and throughout Southern California, and also test for other harmful substances in your home, such as asbestos, mold, and fungus. Keep your kids safe and healthy by contacting AQHI, Inc for environmental testing in Rancho Cucamonga today.