The Dangers of Lead Paint
Lead paint was banned for use in 1978 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because lead was recognized as one of the most toxic and potentially harmful substances in the man-made environment. Ingestion of lead paint can lead to lead toxicity, also known as lead poisoning, and has especially detrimental consequences in children – including learning disabilities, behavioral problems, impaired nervous system and brain functions and anemia.
You probably wonder how lead can be ingested if it is located in the paint on your house. The problem is that over time paint breaks down, chips, peels, and is ground into dust with the opening and closing of doors and windows. So it can be inadvertently ingested via breathing of fine particulates or through chips being eaten by small children.
When the EPA recognized lead paint as the “number one environmental threat to the health of children in the United States,” the problem became more widely acknowledged. Unfortunately, even small amounts of lead exposure can cause significant health problems, so it is best to remove this toxic substance from your home altogether.
The Lead Paint Removal Process
Removing lead paint from your Newberg home is a complex process that requires addressing all areas and layers of paint on and in your home. Any surface that has paint should be inspected for a thorough evaluation to be conducted.
The lead paint removal process entails environmentally safe and chemical-free methods like electric paint shaving, lead paint encapsulation, and UV Scraping – combined with a little elbow grease and good old-fashioned hand scraping, our approach results in a fully refurbished paint job free of lead.
We also strive to make our Newberg lead paint removal as affordable ad possible. Call today to speak with a friendly customer service representative about how to best safeguard your home and protect your family from lead!
The Advantage of SFW Painting Lead Removal
We are the lead paint removal specialist in Portland Oregon. Having provided lead paint removal as well as conventional painting services throughout Oregon for many years, SFW Painting is recognized as a premier full-service painting company. We embrace a customer-focused work ethic and always collaborate with clients to schedule a lead paint removal strategy that works best for your schedule and bank account. SFW Construction LLC, our parent company, is a general contractor, so if we encounter any structural issues with your home during the paint removal process, such as dry rot or siding repair needs, we can handle this at an affordable cost.
If you suspect your home might have lead paint, why wait for problems? Contact us today to speak with a friendly representative who can answer all your questions and schedule a lead paint inspection of your Portland home.
Newberg Paint Contractor with Deep Roots in the Construction Industry
SFW Painting is a division of SFW Construction, LLC. We handle all the painting needs and if you need any repairs–like siding, dry rot, or anything else construction-related, SFW Construction steps in seamlessly to keep the project on schedule.