Lead Safe Renovation Firm
SFW Painting is a certified Lead Safe Renovation Firm that has conducted professional lead paint inspection and lead paint removal in Snoqualmie and throughout the Northwest for over a decade. We can help you find out if your older or historic home contains lead paint and if so, formulate an effective and affordable strategy to remove it. Our lead paint inspection involves examining all layers of paint in the interior and exterior of your home. When lead paint is found, our Snoqualmie lead paint removal entails state-of-the-art techniques, including UV scraping, electric paint shaving, and lead paint encapsulation. Because lead paint is so toxic, removing it from your home is best accomplished by trained experts with experience in lead paint removal.
Yes, Lead Paint is Very Bad for You!
In 1978 the Environmental Protection Agency banned the use of lead paint in residential construction because it was found to cause developmental disorders, learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children. Lead paint also causes anemia, seizures, internal organ damage, and brain and nervous system impairments in adults. According to the World Health Organization, in 2017 a million people died from lead poisoning and over 24 million suffered serious health problems from exposure to lead paint. But this is a problem that can be avoided!
How Lead Paint in Your Home is Ingested
Lead is a known and toxic heavy metal entirely unfit for human ingestion. Lead paint is ingested by children and animals when paint peels and chips fall to the floor. It can also be inadvertently ingested when lead paint dust particulates settle on household surfaces. However, lead paint is most commonly ingested via breathing when dust particulates are emitted into the air through the use of windows and doors painted with lead paint.