The Toxicity of Lead Paint in Happy Valley
Lead paint is dangerous because when ingested it can cause a host of physical problems, including damage to the organs and brain, learning disabilities, memory problems, and seizures. Small children are at the highest risk of ingesting lead paint by putting paint chips or peels into their mouths; however, lead paint dust can also be breathed from doors and windows that repeatedly open and shut.
In 1978, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlawed the use of lead paint, and by 1991 they stated lead paint was the “number one environmental threat to the health of children in the United States.” However, lead paint is also very hazardous to adults as well because there is no safe level of lead exposure or blood lead concentration.
Lead paint contains lead, a metal that is known to be very toxic to humans and animals. When lead is ingested it can cause lead poisoning, which may result in a number of health problems, including internal organ and brain damage, seizures, unconsciousness, and, in high doses, death. Lead poisoning via lead paint is most well-known for its impacts upon children who are known to have suffered from learning disabilities and severe behavioral problems following lead exposure.
When paint gets old it begins to crack and chip, then fall to the floor surfaces of your home where children and animals may be prone to ingesting it. In the case of lead paint, this can result in lead poisoning. Lead paint is also inadvertently inhaled in the form of paint dust when old lead paint in doorways or window frames is disrupted through normal household use. For these reasons it’s a good idea to have your home checked for lead paint so that you can take precautions to safeguard your health and that of your family.
Lead Paint Inspection
Homes that were built after 1978 are not likely to have lead paint, but if your home was built before the EPA banned lead paint it’s a good idea to have your home inspected. SFW Painting provides expert Happy Valley lead paint removal services in which we evaluate all painted surfaces in your home – including the body, eves, accents, trim, and soffit – to ensure a comprehensive inspection. We examine the interior and exterior of your home as well as all layers of accumulated paint.
Affordable Lead Paint Removal Strategy
Comprehensive lead paint removal can be a timely and costly procedure that poses challenges to your everyday life. With this in mind, we do everything we can to make the process as easy and cost-effective as possible. We meet with you and develop a lead paint removal strategy that aligns with your schedule and your budget. In the end, we just want to make your home a healthier place for you and your family – so figuring out how to make this work is well worth the effort.