How To Remove Lead Paint

March 24, 2022

Lead-based paint was outlawed for use in residential homes in 1978, after the dangers associated with lead — like seizures, organ failure, joint pain, cognitive impairment, and even death — had become apparent.  Homes built before the ban are, however, highly likely to contain lead paint. A shocking 87 percent of homes constructed prior to 1940 will feature lead paint in the United States. Even after health concerns were raised, lead paint was still used, and 24 percent of homes built between 1960 and 1978 either still have some lead paint, or used to.  The risk is severe enough that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises homeowners to simply assume that any pre-1978 home contains lead paint, and to contact a professional inspector to carry out a thorough assessment.  How to Identify Lead Paint Are you the type of person who prefers to do things on their own — whether to save money or … Continued

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Follow These 6 Steps to Safely Mitigate Lead Found in Your Home (Part 2)

December 17, 2021

Not only does lead pose a health risk to you and your family, but it can also significantly decrease the value of your Phoenix property. If you do have lead in your home, you will want to take steps to safely prevent it from becoming loose and being inhaled by members of your family. The team at Zona Restoration has been assisting families since 2012 with our lead removal services. Taking these steps will keep your family, and your home, safe from the dangers of lead. 

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Follow These 6 Steps to Safely Mitigate Lead Found in Your Home (Part 1)

December 3, 2021

Finding lead in your Phoenix home may not be as uncommon as you think, especially if it was built in the 1970s or earlier. Lead-based paint was very popular for painting homes before it was banned in 1978. Left undisturbed, lead paint will not cause any harm to you or your family. If you do find lead paint that is chipped, cracked, or peeling off, that is definitely a cause for concern. At Zona Restoration, we recommend following these first three steps to safely mitigate any potential hazards caused by lead in your Chandler home. Our next blog post will cover the other three steps.1. Do Not DisturbThe first thing you need to do if you find lead-based paint in your home is to leave it alone. Try your best not to disturb it. If needed, place a sign on the wall or structure that contains the lead-based paint as … Continued

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What Types of Roof Damage Can a Restoration Contractor Repair?

August 17, 2021

When most of us think of roof damage, we think of torn or missing shingles, cracks or holes in the roof, broken gutters, and the like. If you happen to own an older home in the Mesa, AZ, area, it is probable that there could be other, more dangerous, materials lurking in your roof, such as mold, asbestos, or lead. In cases like this, you need a professional restoration company, like Zona Restoration, that has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to safely and effectively remove these hazardous elements from your Mesa home.

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How Dangerous Is Lead to Your Health?

March 22, 2021

Although lead is a naturally occurring element that was used in homes constructed before 1978, studies have shown that it can cause many physical and mental health effects in both children and adults. At Zona Restoration, we want to educate our customers on the severity of this dangerous substance. According to the CDC, those with prolonged exposure to lead are at an increased risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and other illnesses. Keep reading to learn more about the high-risk effects of lead.

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Our Safe and Effective 4-Step Lead Removal Process

June 19, 2020

Lead is a dangerous substance that can be found in older homes throughout Gilbert and its nearby communities. When exposed to toxic levels of lead, children can experience the following: learning disabilities, hearing loss, and impairment of the developing brain and nervous system. It can also cause high blood pressure and kidney damage in adults. If your home was built in the 1970s or earlier, Zona Restoration recommends having your home checked for this hazardous substance, as well as safely removed by our trained lead inspectors applying our four-step process.1. Secure the AreaOur team uses thick plastic sheeting to secure the entire area, including floors, walls, and ceilings, before we begin the lead abatement process. We also use negative pressure machines and air scrubbers to prevent any lead-containing materials from being released outside the contained area.2. Remove Lead MaterialWithin the secured area, our team begins the lead removal process. We … Continued

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4 Types of Home Damage That Can Benefit from Reconstruction Services

April 20, 2020

Reconstruction companies such as Zona Restoration, are general contractors that specialize in correcting building defects caused by fire damage, water intrusion, and other home disasters. This type of in-depth and technical construction requires specialized equipment and highly trained technicians. If you’ve experienced any of the events below, your home can benefit from our build back and reconstruction services.1. Water DamageIf your home is damaged from minor or major water intrusion, reconstruction services are the best solution for your home. We can rebuild any area of your house that has been affected by leaky pipes, burst water heaters, flood damage, or rain damage.2. Fire & Smoke DestructionWhen the kitchen has caught on fire or a defective appliance has caused an electrical outlet to burn, Zona can repair these areas of your home, making them look like new. We can also rid your home of any lingering smoke damage using our ozone … Continued

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