Lead Paint Home Inspection
SFW Painting is comprised of trained and skilled lead paint removal technicians who employ environmentally safe and highly effective lead paint removal methods. We use industry-wide and sustainable best practices in our work, featuring UV scraping, lead paint encapsulation, and electric paint shaving. Our Tigard lead paint removal process also employs lots of good old-fashioned hand scraping, but we never use chemicals as our goal is to remove toxins from your home, making it more safe and habitable.
For a reliable and top-notch Tigard lead paint removal specialist, look no further than SFW Painting! Our comprehensive approach entails a thorough inspection for lead paint in all painted areas of your home – the body, accents, trim, eves, and soffit – as well as all exterior and interior painted surfaces and all layers of paint on your home. If you have lead paint in your home, we’ll find it!
Hazards of Lead Paint
Unfortunately, lead paint was not recognized as a health hazard until the late 1970s – up until that point it was used routinely in domestic and commercial painting. As a volatile and toxic substance, we now realize that using lead as an ingredient in such a common environmental substance as the paint is not such a wise idea. While lead paint is most dangerous to children, it is hazardous to anyone who ingests it. It is most commonly inadvertently ingested when the paint has chipped or flaked, or been crushed into dust and inhaled – as with a window that is opened and closed repeatedly.
When ingested, lead from lead paint can cause a variety of problems, ranging from learning disabilities and impaired nervous system to anemia. As such, lead poisoning, also known as lead toxicity, is a very serious concern.