Steps to Minimize Lead Release during
and After Replacement
A continuum of steps is often discussed for minimizing lead release during and after LSL replacement.
LSL replacement, particularly a partial replacement, creates the potential for continued elevated levels of lead for a period of days to months. However, the need for post-replacement measures is reduced when the entire service line is replaced, especially if there is little remaining leaded components in the home’s plumbing.
The table below analyzes steps to safeguard the health of residents before and after LSL replacement.