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What Should You Do About Peeling Lead-based Paint?

It might be feasible to continue staying in a residence which contains lead-based paint. Relying on the problem of the lead paint, you might be able to just repaint over it to include it behind a physical obstacle. You can use specific types of paint or primer to secure the lead paint. nevertheless, you are required to be careful regarding paint over the surface area because you do not intend to knock the paint loose.

What Should You Do About Peeling Lead-based Paint?

It is best to work with an expert painter who has been lead-safe accredited by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If you do it on your own you take the chance of missing a step and not completely having the lead-based paint.


However, sometimes having lead paint is not the best choice. In some cases, you are required to obtain the lead paint out of your home. In this manner, you can stop future exposure to lead-based paint in your residence.


Nonetheless, you ought to only allow experts to remove lead paint. Experts who have been accredited in lead paint removal can guarantee all of it gets gotten rid of and the dust is included during this procedure. You do not desire the dust to resolve somewhere else in your house where it might possibly be consumed by you or your children. Experts understand the correct steps to take previously and after the removal of the paint to secure you and your family.


Several of the steps that may be required to be taken consist of:

  • Sealing the location with plastic sheets

  • Detaching home heating and cooling air ducts to the area

  • Getting rid of furniture, carpets, and anything else in the area

  • Utilizing a special vacuum cleaner when cleaning up the area to guarantee all the dirt is gathered


You can have certified specialists assess your scenario to identify the best alternative for handling lead-based paint.

Maxwell Home Inspection

The Author Kevin Maxwell is the owner and operator of Maxwell Home Inspection Services, LLC. Kevin Maxwell is a certified Home Inspector in Albany, NY, who has performed over 6000 Inspections.

Phone: 1-800-598-4754


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