If your home was built prior to 1990 there’s a chance you have lead paint somewhere in your house, whether it's inside or on the exterior. We’ve got an easy rule of thumb for determining how likely it is you have a problem with lead paint, and where you might find it.
While these guidelines are helpful, the only way to know for sure if you have a lead paint problem is to test for it. If you do have lead paint in your home, there are several options for dealing with it.
Whichever route you choose to go for removing lead paint from your house, always remember to have a professional come in and do the work. It's important to take all proper precautions for your personal health as well as protecting the rest of the house from being contaminated with lead paint dust. The same can be said for an asbestos testing or removal. If your home was built before 1990 it's essential to also test for asbestos before starting any renovations!
Inhalation of even a very small amount of lead paint dust is harmful to everybody's health. However it's particularly dangerous to the health of young children, pregnant women, and pets. Exposure to lead paint can lead to a wide array of health issues as well as delayed development in children. This is why it's critical to have professionals help you remove any lead paint found in your home.
If you know you have lead paint in your home, and are interested in learning more about your options for removing it, feel free to give us a call. We're always happy to offer advice. We can also come to your house, test it for lead paint (if you haven't already done this), and go through your options for removal.