Simply stated, lead paint is dangerous because it contains lead – and the lead is widely recognized as one of the most harmful substances in the environment today. Exposure to lead paint can cause lead toxicity which may result in low-level symptoms such as irritability and abdominal pain, but can also cause developmental delays, neurologic changes, and have detrimental effects on brain functioning. Before lead was recognized as such a toxic substance it was used routinely in household paint. If your home was built before 1978 it may have lead paint – it wasn’t until then that the EPA recognized the dangers of lead paint officially and banned its use.
SFW Painting is a licensed Lake Oswego lead paint removal specialist that will provide a comprehensive inspection of your home for lead paint. The process entails evaluating all painted areas of your home: the body, trim, soffit, accents, and eves. It requires examining both exterior and interior painted surfaces as well as all layers of paint on your home.