Lead is a heavy metal substance that is highly toxic to the health of humans and animals. In 1978 the Environmental Protection Agency banned the use of lead paint in household applications due to health hazards. Lead paint leading to lead poisoning in children has been found to cause learning and developmental disabilities as well as behavioral problems. In adults, lead poisoning can cause seizures, anemia, brain and nervous system impairments, internal organ damage, and death. If your home was built before 1978 contact SFW for lead paint removal in Gig Harbor, Washington.
As homes get older, the paint cracks, peels, and crumbles to the floor and other household surfaces where it can be inadvertently ingested, especially by young children and pets. Through repeated us, the lead paint on doors and windows is emitted into the air as fine dust particulates and ingested via breathing. Having lead paint in your Gig Harbor home means you are exposing yourself, your family and your friends to a potential health hazard that can be avoided through professional lead paint removal.