Lead Paint Removal
How do I know there’s lead paint in my home?
If you suspect that your home has lead paint, you need to have it tested by a certified professional to determine the right course of action. Some home owners tend to use some test kits from hardware stores, but these kits don’t always provide the right assessment of the lead in your house. If you plan to renovate your house–especially if it’s built before the lead paint ban–then it’s very important to test for lead paint before getting started with interior finishing.
Is Lead Paint Harmful?
Lead paint is harmful and has some serious lasting effects on human health according to the recent scientific studies which proved the danger of exposure to lead paint. The people most affected by the exposure to lead paint are children and have a higher chance of long term health effects. Lead paint is a poisonous material and that’s why it’s recommended to have your paint tested and treated as soon as possible.
How to Get Rid of Lead Paint
There are some common methods for lead paint removal like dry sanding, power sanding, and dry scraping but they are usually not very effective in lead paint removal. These methods usually create a cloud of lead dust which can spread around your home and cause major health issues to your family.
It’s always advised to get professional help to deal with hazardous materials like lead paint as you shouldn’t compromise on the condition of your property and the health of your family.
Why Hire All Clear Environmental for Lead Paint Removal
All Clear Environmental is a fully certified and insured professional company in lead paint removal for residential and commercial properties. We take the safety of our clients and workers very seriously when removing lead paint from any property and we offer our clients 100% satisfaction guarantee as we get the job done right the first time.
If you have lead paint in your property and require the help of a professional company then go ahead and contact us today by filling out the estimate form or simply give us a call at (519) 577-0013 and one of our certified inspectors will provide you with a fair estimate.
LEAD PAINT REMOVAL FAQS
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Lead Paint Dangerous?
It can be. Lots of homes have lead paint in them and if the paint is in good shape, it’s usually not a problem. However, lead paint that is deteriorating requires immediate attention. If your lead paint is chipping, peeling, cracking, or is damaged in any way, shape, or form it can pose a serious health risk. In extreme cases, lead poisoning can cause severe and permanent damage to the brain and nervous system.
How Much Does Lead Paint Removal Cost?
It depends on the size of the project. The national average for lead paint removal services cost anywhere from $8 - $16 per a square foot. It may seem like a pricey service but ensuring your safety and the safety of your family is worth the investment. Contact us to set up an inspection and to get a quote for our lead paint removal services.
How to Test for Lead Paint?
Although there are several types of DIY Lead Paint Test Kits, it’s recommended that a certified lead paint specialist comes and inspects your home. Working with trained professionals can ensure that you can determine whether or not your lead paint is a current risk to your health or not. Contact our team of lead paint abatement specialists for a free estimate and inspection!
How to Remove Lead Paint?
You can either try to remove it yourself with a chemical paint stripper or hire certified professionals that know what they are doing. Hiring lead paint removal experts will ensure that rigorous safety precautions are exercised and will ensure that the lead paint is removed properly and thoroughly. If you opt for trying to remove lead paint by yourself, we strongly advise not using heat guns or sanders to avoid toxic dust and fumes to be circulated.
Should Lead Paint be Removed or Left Alone?
In some cases, leaving lead paint alone is the safer and better alternative to removing it. If the paint is in good condition and is not chipping, flaking, or peeling, then you can consider leaving it alone. Even if the lead paint is in good condition but is within the reach of children, you should strongly consider getting it professionally removed.
Can I Paint Over Lead Paint?
Yes, you can. However, it’s important to follow specific safety measures and guidelines for painting overtop of lead paint. It’s a cheaper alternative to getting it removed if the lead paint is in good condition. However, if the existing paint is damaged and is releasing airborne particles, you should consult with lead paint removal professionals for guidance.
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