TOXIC LEAD may be lurking in your home. Did you know that out of the 22,000+ housing units in Pocatello, over 11,000 homes were built before 1978 and may contain toxic, lead-based paint? If not tested for and removed, lead paint can lead to serious health issues. We can help make repairs to your home to make it lead‐safe for you and your family.
Lead is a naturally occurring element that has been used in a wide variety of products including pipes and plumbing materials, gasoline, and paint. While lead has beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans – especially young children.
Although lead-based paint is no longer used, older homes built before 1978 may have peeling or chipping lead-based paint. Through a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Pocatello operates a Lead Safe & Healthy Homes (LSHH) program. This program is FREE to qualified homeowners and renters aiming to reduce childhood lead poisoning by creating lead-safe housing.