Vancouver Lead Paint Removal
Historic homes are wonderful places to live in. The craftsmanship of older homes tends to be imbued with a style and character that is enormously appealing. But if you live in a home that was built before 1978, lead paint could have been used in its construction. And lead paint presents known health hazards to humans and pets.Banned by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in residential homes in 1978, many homes built before that time still contain lead paint.
If you have an older home and are unsure if it has lead paint, you can schedule a lead paint inspection. SFW Painting is a reputable, established painting company that conducts comprehensive Vancouver home lead paint inspections. This process entails examining all layers of paint on the interior and exterior surfaces, including the trim, eaves, soffit, and accents of your home.
Removing the Lead Paint from Your Home
If your home is found to have lead paint, SFW Painting can conduct an environmentally safe Vancouver lead paint removal service, using green strategies such as UV scraping, paint encapsulation, electric paint shaving and hand scraping. As a certified Lead Safe Renovation Firm, we never use dangerous chemicals during our lead paint removal work.
Lead Paint Poisoning
The lead was used in paint up until the late 1970s, at which point it was determined to pose significant health hazards to humans and pets. Lead paint was found to cause serious learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children. As home ages, so does the paint – whereupon it can crack, peel, and crumble in pieces to the floor, where children and pets can ingest it.
Why Lead Paint is Dangerous For Your Vancouver Home
Lead paint has also been found to cause anemia, brain, and nervous system impairments, internal organ damage, seizures, unconsciousness and death in adults. Anyone living in a home with lead paint can ingest it unwittingly through breathing fine dust paint particulates that are emitted into the air as doors and windows are opened and closed.
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.
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.
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.