Lead based paint is an environmental hazard that you do not want to trifle with. Lead based paint can be found in older homes and can have serious adverse health effects, especially for women and children. This environmental hazard should be abated immediately, especially if the paint begins chipping and peeling. Thankfully, AQHI, Inc will be there with you every step of the way to abate any lead based paint that you find in your home. We have a variety of strategies to employ, which ensures that we can properly and safely remove the lead based paint in your home no matter the scenario.
Is Your Home at Risk?
From the 1940’s to 1978, lead was used as an additive to exterior and interior paints. In 1978, lead paint was banned as an additive by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If your home was constructed and painted after 1978, you are likely in good condition. Unfortunately, for homes built and painted before 1978, there is a possibility that lead paint exists.
What are the Risks?
If your home has lead based paint, it is important to proceed with caution. Lead paint can chip and start to peel from walls or surfaces, which can contaminate both the interior and exterior of homes. Those exposed to lead paint either through the air, water, food or deteriorating paint can experience adverse health effects. It is also important to be aware that women and children are at a higher risk. Lead paint can lead to delayed development, shorter attention spans and even lower IQ levels in children. If you suspect lead paint in your home, it is crucial that you call in the professionals.
How Do We Remove the Risk?
Each lead based paint situation has its own risks and set of circumstances. At AQHI, Inc we have four different strategies in place so that we can eliminate all lead-based paint hazards no matter the scenario.
Replacement: Both the substrate and paint is removed and replaced.
Removal: The paint is separated from the substrate through chemical stripping and scraping.
Enclosure: The lead paint is enclosed with a durable substance like paneling, drywall or siding.
Encapsulation: The lead based paint is sealed or coated with a durable liquid.
Do You Need the Help Of AQHI, Inc?
If you suspect that there is lead based paint in your home, you need to act quickly, especially if it has begun peeling or you have women and children in the home. Children can have serious adverse health effects and this is something that needs to be taken seriously. If you need lead based paint abated, call us today at 800-481-8080. We will be happy to set up an appointment to remedy the situation as quickly as possible. With hundreds of successful abatements, AQHI, Inc is a name you can trust.