Vancouver Island Lead-Based Paint Removal
Renovating or purchasing older property in Victoria, Nanaimo, or on Vancouver Island? Make sure you understand the risks involved before disturbing any surfaces which may have used lead-based paints.
Does your property contain lead-based paints?
Buildings built in and before the 1980’s in Victoria BC and Nanaimo often contain lead-based paint. As lead-based paint ages it begins to chip or crumble to dust: this dust can cause serious health risks.
Because lead-based paints were commonly used in building construction, it’s important to understand where you may encounter this potentially hazardous material during home renovation or demolition projects.
So if your Vancouver Island home, office, or industrial building was built prior 1990, there is a chance that you could encounter lead-based paints. And as the age of the property increases, so does the chance of lead content being found on-site.
Common sources of lead-based paint
- window frames & doors
- skirting boards
- kitchen & bathroom cupboards
- exterior or interior walls
- metal surfaces
- areas with enamel paint
If you require lead-content testing and remediation, contact our experienced crew to arrange an assessment.