As time has progressed, we have become fortunate enough to realize the potential hazardous effects that former commonly used materials can have on our health, and the health of our families. One such material is lead: through deteriorating paint, household dust, bare soil, air, drinking water, food, hair dyes, cosmetics, and ceramic. Though exposure can occur in any number of ways, the most common, and harmful is through lead based paints. Up until 1978 lead based paints were commonly used to paint the interior and exterior of homes, and businesses; making any homes or offices built before that time, potentially dangerous for the families, or workers living/working there.
There is a solution to the potential exposure of lead through lead based paints, and that is through lead abatement.
Exposure to lead can have serious effects on a person’s health whether through short-term, or long-term exposure, and can be especially harmful to children under the age of six. Such instances where exposure is most like to lead to lead contamination is through remodeling or renovations. Side effects for children include: reduced IQ, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, behavioral problems, stunted growth, impaired hearing, and kidney damage. For adults lead exposure can lead to increased blood pressure, and cause fertility problems, nerve disorders, muscle and join pain, irritability, and memory or concentration problems.
By hiring a professional to inspect your home, you’ll be able to access whether your home has any lead based paint, or lead air particles on the spot. With an inspector, they’ll be able to inspect multiple areas of your home, and be able to tell you whether lead based paint is present, and in what concentration.
Once you are aware of your home, or businesses lead levels, you can hire a professional to safely remove contaminates from your home or office; leaving your family or workers safe from lead exposure. By having your home or office inspected and had all the lead sources removed, you’ll be left with piece of mind knowing your loved ones are no longer in danger. RCI Coatings strives to give its clients the very best in services, and lead abatement is no exception; your safety and comfort is our number one concern.