lead-paintLong before now people painted their home with different types of paint as long as the colorand texture marched what they wanted.  Paint manufacturers freely used lead in the manufacturing of paints. However, in the second half of the last century.  It became known that lead was poisonous and manufacturers started excluding lead in the production of paint.

Why has lead paint been banned?

To further protect the people, the government banned the inclusion of lead in paint.  Many assume that the dangers are gone since this ban have lasted for over 30 tears.  But that may not be well behind us.  How old is the shelve in your store all in your home?  Or the walls in the hospital, or that, in factory?

If they are above 40 years, they may be elements of lead in them or in their lining.

Some older homes especially those in the poorer environment may likely still have some lead paint somewhat on their walls.  In addition, lead-based paint are commonly found in buildings that have not been renovated for very long time, especially buildings that have been listed and neglected.  Large and old companies, schools and hospitals may need to be inspected to be sure that these paint have been dealt with.

Many assume that the dangers are gone since this ban have lasted for over 30 tears.  But that may not be well behind us.  How old is the shelve in your store all in your home?  Or the walls in the hospital, or that, in factory?  If they are above 40 years, they may be elements of lead in them or in their lining.

Some older homes especially those in the poorer environment may likely still have some lead paint somewhat on their walls.  In addition, lead-based paint are commonly found in buildings that have not been renovated for very long time, especially buildings that have been listed and neglected.  Large and old companies, schools and hospitals may need to be inspected to be sure that these paint have been dealt with.

What are the Health Dangers of Lead Paint

The presence of lead poses danger to your family.  It have been proven that lead causes developmental delay in children.  That is something you don’t want for your children.  Lead poisoning is even more dangerous and may lead to a lot of medical conditions which may be fatal.

Therefore, there is an urgent need to ensure that your home, store and others are rid of this harmful paint.  Schools, hospitals and factories need to do the same as well.

What to do if my house has lead paint?

You don’t have to get to concern over his issue.  Probably your home is new or you are sure you don’t have that problem.  However, if you are not sure, then acts now.  It could be a small portion of your wall, or perhaps,a part of your house is lined with the paint.  Read on to learn how to find out if you have lead based paint around you.

Get lead paint survey

lead paint signsLead paint survey is very important for houses involved in renovation or refurbishment.  This is often the case in listed buildings that have not been given attention for a long time.  To investigate the presence of lead in paint requires that you hire an expert inspector who will come and inspect the building and determine if there are any concerns.

Dealing with lead paint

The logical response to finding lead in the paint of the wall of your home will be to remove it totally.  However, doing that can cause some harm, as lead toxins are released into the airspace and can cause lead poisoning. This will certainly oppose the very essence of removal of lead in the first place.

There are a couple of approaches to resolving the issue of lead based paint.  If they are on your wall you may not need to remove them.  Especially if the wall and paint is in good condition.  You may consider covering the entire area with paneling, wallpaper or plaster.

Overlapping the wall with additional paint may not be the best solution.  This will cause unnecessary thickening of the wall.  If the paint is on an object such as banister, you may consider removing the whole object and replace it with a new one. Instances where lead paint are found in large areas such as walls of schools factories and others would require the services of a professional.

Nevertheless, you can get adequate information on what to do on the removal or covering of lead paint as you speak with a professional.  Whether your approach will be “do it yourself” or require an expert, getting some professional advice will be very helpful.

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