Lead Paint Inspection & Removal Service
If you think your home may have been constructed with lead paint, it’s a good idea to have it inspected. SFW Painting performs lead paint inspections by examining all layers of paint on the interior and exterior of your home, including the main body, trim, soffit, eves, and accent areas. Our Issaquah lead paint removal process utilizes only environmentally sustainable methods, including lead paint encapsulation, UV scraping, electric paint shaving, and hand scraping. We never use harmful chemicals and utilize advanced technologies to ensure your home and property are 100% lead-free.
Having Lead Paint in Your Home is Risky Business
In 1978 the Environmental Protection Agency banned the use of lead paint in residential painting after finding that it caused developmental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems in children. However, lead paint can also cause lead poisoning in adults, with adverse reactions such as internal organ damage, seizures, anemia, brain, and nervous system impairments and, in high doses, death. For these reasons, it’s a great idea to make sure your home does not contain lead and, if it does, to have it removed.
How Lead Ingestion From Lead Paint Occurs
Lead ingestion occurs when aging paint peels, chips, and falls to the floor—where it can be easily ingested by children and animals—or onto other household surfaces, where anyone can inadvertently ingest it. Through repeated opening and closing, windows and doors with lead paint will emit fine dust particulates into the air, where they are unknowingly breathed in. Any of these modes of lead paint ingestion can lead to lead poisoning and sickness.