In 1978 the Environmental Protection Agency outlawed the use of lead paint in residential construction because it was found to cause significant health problems. However, if your home was built before 1978, it may contain lead paint, which presents health risks for you and your family. The older your home is, the more likely it has lead paint. The best way to find out if your home was built with lead paint is to have a lead paint inspection. SFW Painting provides expert lead paint inspections in which we examine all layers of paint on the interior and exterior surfaces, including the main body of the house, the eaves, soffit, trim, and accent areas.
Lead is a toxic heavy metal known to be seriously harmful to humans and animals when ingested. As such, the lead in lead paint can cause lead poisoning that results in a variety of health problems. Lead poisoning in children can cause developmental delays, learning disabilities, and behavioral issues as well as serious digestive organ trauma. Lead poisoning in adults can cause organ damage, impairments in the brain and nervous system functioning, seizures, unconsciousness, and death.