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Getting ready to sell your home? Make sure it’s lead-free first

Posted on April 23, 2016 in Blog

Getting ready to sell your home? Make sure it’s lead-free firstDoes your property have lead paint? Are you thinking about putting it on the market? Then you need to find a trustworthy company that specializes in lead removal.

Why remove lead?

Many potential buyers will deeply care about whether your home contains lead or not, particularly if they have young children. What often happens is that lead paint flakes or chips off the walls onto the floor, where little ones are crawling around. Sooner or later, a small children do, they put their hands into their mouths, and consume the lead paint chips. Lead exposure, even in small amounts, should definitely be avoided whenever possible.

Lead exposure can eventually cause lead poisoning, which can lead to severe developmental problems. Parents are always careful to protect their children from lead exposure, so you’ll definitely have an easier time selling your home if you make sure it’s de-leaded first.

If it’s such a big deal, why do so many properties contain lead?

Lead-based interior and exterior paint was used in almost all properties from 1940s-1978s, when it was finally banned in the US by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Before then, people didn’t realize the danger lead exposure posed, particularly to young children. Now all people who care about the safety and welfare of young children are paying more attention to potential instances of lead exposure and preventing it as much as possible.

AQHI, Inc—Rancho Cucamonga’s de-leading specialist

Rely on AQHI, Inc for all your de-leading needs. AQHI, Inc eliminates lead-based paint hazards with the following 4 methods:

  1. Replacement – removing both the paint and its substrate
  2. Removal – separating the paint from the substrate by scraping, abrasive removal, and chemical stripping
  3. Enclosure – enclosing the painted surface with a durable substance, such as drywall, paneling, or siding
  4. Encapsulation – coating or sealing the paint with a durable liquid

Safety is #1 at AQHI, Inc

We follow all essential safety measures to ensure further contamination of your property never occurs. Technicians isolate the workplace with plastic sheeting, caution flagging, and warning signs so it’s always protected. Personal protective equipment, including a respirator and disposal clothing, is used by everyone involved at all times during the removal process.

Maximum efficiency

We know you probably have a ton of tasks on your To Do list to get your home ready for sale, so we offer prompt, efficient, and effective lead removal services. You’ll be able to put a “for sale” sign in the yard with perfect confidence once AQHI, Inc has cleared your home of all lead contamination.

Potential buyers will be so glad you hired AQHI, Inc to handle all your lead decontamination needs. AQHI, Inc has been a trusted lead decontamination company in Rancho Cucamonga for over 27 years.

Call 800-481-8080 to make an appointment today! Our expert staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule your decontamination service ASAP.