Lead poisoning- how safe is your home?

Any house built prior to 1978, possibly up to 38 million, probably had lead-based paint used in them. The largest area of concern are doors and windows– anywhere there is a sliding or abraiding, the continual rubbing will deteriorate the paint and produce dangerous lead levels in household dust.

You can test to see if your home is in danger. There are over-the-counter lead paint test kits available at “big box stores”, and many hardware stores.

If you find lead dust in your home, you will need to have it removed.
You will want to have a certified contractor to encapsulate or remove it; by sanding or torching, will create lead-containing dust and fumes. Special precautions need to be taken when removing lead paint.

Aging in Place

capsCertified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS),

with annual education requirements and an obligation to uphold the CAPS Codes of Ethics.

Cardea Construction has a participant in numerous Senior Awareness Housing Weeks in the Ann Arbor area.
Our home design and remodeling can fit the lifestyle options required for seniors.

If you want to stay in your home, but have it more senior-friendly, talk to us. We are specialists in making your ideas and solutions a reality.

Learn more about Cardea Construction building and remodeling at www.cardeaconstruction.com