Lead Paint Removal Seattle

Protecting Families From The Health Hazards Caused By Lead-Based Paint

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SFW Painting Specializes in Lead Paint Removal

Lead paint removal is a complex procedure that must be accomplished by trained technicians who know how to do the job correctly. SFW Painting is accredited and licensed as a Lead-Safe Renovation Firm and is fully equipped and experienced in conducting lead paint removal projects of any kind and size. Seattle lead paint removal requires a high level of skill because lead paint is a destructive substance that must be removed thoroughly, leaving your home more habitable and safe.

Our extensively experienced team of lead paint removal specialists uses only top-of-the-line equipment featuring the most advanced technologies to extract the lead paint from your home. The Festool HEPA Power Shaver and Sander both suction lead paint particulates from your walls and floor into a Dust Extractor system, ensuring complete removal of lead paint particulates from your home atmosphere. Using a closed system to extract lead paint prevents paint dust from floating in the air or settling upon home surfaces. In this way, we ensure a thoroughly safe and worry-free living environment for you and your family.

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If you are living in a historical home or one that was built before 1980 there is a good possibility your home has lead paint in the interior, exterior or both—all of which are problematic. Up until the late 1970s, when lead paint was being used professionally in residential homes, little was known about its harmful and toxic impacts upon health. As it became apparent that lead paint can cause significant health problems, including brain injuries, it was officially banned and replaced with non-lead paint. However, by that point, thousands of homes had been built and were being lived in—many of which still are.

If lead paint is found in your home there is no reason for panic or to move out or tear down your home. There are highly effective and established means to remove or encapsulate the lead paint so that it can never harm you. Getting rid of lead paint today makes your home a safer and more valuable place to live. At SFW Painting we specialize in cutting edge lead paint removal strategies that preserve your home and safeguard you and your family from the harmful effects of lead paint.

Evaluate Your Home for Lead Paint

If your home was built before 1978 it could have lead paint. The only way to know for sure whether you are living with this toxic substance is to have your home inspected by a licensed Seattle lead paint removal specialist such as SFW Painting. Inspecting your home for paint must entail a comprehensive evaluation of all painted surfaces, including the body, trim, eaves, soffit, and accents areas of your home. Both the exterior and interior of your home must be evaluated for lead paint, as well as all the layers of paint that have been applied to every area of your home, not only the surface coat.

Seattle Washington Lead Paint Removal
Seattle Washington Lead Paint Removal

Lead Paint Removal Techniques

SFW Painting employs reliable and secure lead paint removal techniques, with emphasis on environmentally sensitive methods such as electric paint shaving, UV Scraping, and lead paint encapsulation. We incorporate these techniques with good old-fashioned hand scraping strategies to provide an environmentally sustainable and fully effective lead paint removal process that uses no harmful chemicals.

Our Technique

Our lead paint removal techniques go hand-in-hand with the highest caliber technological equipment we use to do the job. Our Festool Dust Extractor systems are HEPA-rated. They contain high-efficiency particulate absorbing filters that meet United States Department of Energy efficiency standards by removing no less than 99.97% of all airborne particles down to 0.3 micrometers in diameter. A micrometer is one-millionth of a meter—which means it is infinitesimally small!

Lead containment during lead paint removal also applies to removing lead paint on the exterior of your home. We follow strict guidelines set by the EPA to contain and dispose of exterior lead paint in a way that safeguards your exterior home, including your yard, landscaping, and outer structures. Children and pets often play in these areas, so it is so drastically essential for us to create a lead-free zone with our removal process. Rest assured, we are 1000% committed to removing the lead paint from your home safely and effectively to transform your home into a healthier place for you and your family.

The Dangers of Lead Paint

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the use of lead paint in 1978 as it was recognized to be a severely hazardous substance. It is especially problematic with children – for whom even low levels of ingestion can lead to learning disabilities and associated behavioral problems, while high levels of intake can cause poisoning, resulting in an impaired nervous system and brain functions and anemia. Ingestion of lead paint typically happens when the paint is chipping or flaking, crushed, or broken into dust and inhaled.

In 1991 the EPA claimed lead paint was the “number one environmental threat to children’s health in the United States.” It’s a high stake risk to live in a home where you don’t know if your child is safe. No level of lead exposure or blood lead concentration is said to be safe for children, so it’s really for the best to have your home inspected for this potential danger.

Children under age 6 are at the highest risk of lead paint poisoning because they tend to play on the floor and put things into their mouths, which they can easily do with lead paint chips. Lead poisoning is more detrimental to young children because they are at earlier stages of development and more vulnerable to damage. It can also impact unborn babies if consumed by their mothers. So if you have a family or are thinking about starting one, it is in your best interest to have your home inspected for lead paint.

Seattle Washington Lead Paint Removal
Seattle Washington Lead Paint Removal

Developing an Effective Lead Paint Removal Strategy

The benefits of lead paint removal are centered around getting rid of a highly toxic and hazardous substance that can cause serious debilitating health problems, especially for children. This benefit is the main reason for hiring a lead paint removal service such as SFW Painting. However, the other benefit is having your home freshly painted by a professional painting company with a great reputation for high-quality work.

We understand that a comprehensive lead paint inspection and removal process can be costly, so we do everything we can to work with your budget and devise a plan that works for you. Our main concern is helping you find peace of mind in a home that is guaranteed to be lead-free. Even if it takes some time to accomplish, it’s always worth it in the end.

More than having a spectacular reputation for the work we do, SFW Painting is known for our outstanding customer service. At every stage of the work, we treat you and your home with the utmost of consideration and respect. A certified lead paint removal specialist is standing by to provide you with a free lead paint removal consultation. Call SFW Painting for your complimentary consultation today!

Repairs and Restoration

During our lead paint removal process, we may discover some unexpected repairs or restoration projects that need attending to. Intensive lead paint removal entails getting into structural areas of your home in which problems such as dry rot or dilapidated siding may be found. While many painting companies aren’t equipped to handle such issues, SFW Painting is a licensed general contractor and a subsidiary of SFW Construction, who specializes in siding repair and structural restoration work. Having one company do all the work saves you time, money, and hassle.

Great experience, from initial contact through to final invoice payment. Painters (Wendy & Max) were careful, considerate, thorough, and professional. The estimate and work in progress accounting was fair, transparent, and responsive. Highly recommended.

L. Frederiksen

SFW from start to finish on my two decks were exemplary. Alex and Bryan supervised their team and were kind, professional and kept me in the loop every step. They were also very clean and timely. I highly recommend this company for any of your construction needs.

J. Daniels

Greg and team did a great job of managing the project. Work was done in a timely and efficient manner and communications were clear and professional. Any follow up items were quickly addressed and I am very pleased with the paint work that was done.

A. White