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Typically, Lead Paint NOV’s are issued when a contractor fails to clean up after repairs or if a tenant complains, additionally peeling and chipping paint is also an area that will produce lead dust. If a child under seven years of age has a blood lead level test done by a doctor that shows elevated lead levels, the building owner will receive a Notice of Lead-based Paint Violation. This is required by law. We are also required by law to report all results to the California Department of Health.
Lead paint dust can cause mental retardation, especially in children.
Fact: Lead-based paint covers most of the walls, interior, and exterior, in San Francisco.
Lead-paint dust is created when there is friction of painted surfaces. So, when someone opens a door painted with lead-based paint, lead-containing dust, in small amounts, falls on the ground.
Children crawl through lead dust; then put their hands in their mouths.
American Air Testing holds all the lead credentials to quickly, completely and thoroughly resolve a Lead Paint NOV’s on your behalf. We can perform the initial testing and give clean up guidance to your chosen lead abatement contractor. After the cleanup testing is usually required; which we can provide. We like to do an initial lead test to confirm the NOV is valid; from time to time we find no lead present and that satisfies the NOV.
NOVs are similar to parking tickets – it’s a small amount to pay it now, but if you ignore it, you can receive a boot on your car – or in this case – a lien on your building.