Remodeling project safety: How to safely remove lead based paint

Lead Paint Exposure

Are you taking on a remodeling project? Are you concerned about how your remodeling project will affect your indoor air quality (IAQ)?

Then there are things you should know prior to starting your remodeling project, particularly if you are removing lead based paint from your walls.

Lead is a very dangerous pollutant to the environment and a very serious health threat to people. In fact, lead is the number one health risks for children in North America. People are commonly exposed to lead:

  • Indoor air
  • Contaminated drinking water
  • Food contamination
  • Soil contamination

Lead based paint is the most frequent lead exposure people face in homes as homes built before 1960 still have heavy leaded paint exposure.

During home remodeling, many homeowners improperly remove lead based paint by scraping, sanding and burning paint off.

If you are exposed to high levels of lead for an extended period of time, you could suffer from convulsions, kidney problems, and nervous system problems or even go into a coma.

Lead exposure is most severe for children as it lowers IQ, causes behavioral problems, and shortens the attention span of children.

Young children commonly become exposed to lead by accidentally swallowing leaded dust from toys, eating lead based paint chips, and breathing in lead contaminated indoor air.

The best thing you can do during remodeling is section off your home for the remodeling area to keep the air pollution from circulating into your living areas.

Advance Mold Environment can help you with this process by creating barriers and setting up an exhaust ventilation system during your remodeling project.

You can reduce the risk of your family being exposed to lead by allowing our specialists to handle your lead removal.

Here at Advance Mold Environment we are certified and licensed to perform lead removal services. Under no circumstance should you remove lead paint on your own because improper lead paint removal can poison you.

Let us test your home for lead paint and correctly address your lead paint issues/ lead paint removal. You can learn about our lead removal services today.

Advance Mold Environment, a mold remediation and environment restoration company, can inspect your home or commercial business for asbestos, mold /lead exposure, water damage restoration services, and more.

For professional help and questions on mold remediation services, contact Advance Mold Remediation by calling 1-877-411-MOLD or click here today!

Source:

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/hip-lead.html

http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/newborn/lead.shtml

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