Protect Your Home From Lead Paint 

One of the most important parts of being a homeowner is taking responsibility for the potential hazards that can develop when a house is left unchecked and maintenance falls to the wayside. 

At Ireland’s Finest, we put a special emphasis on the safety and security of our clients, so any of these hazards that we can educate you on and hopefully help you to avoid immediately jump to the top of our priority list. 

If you have any questions or want to know more after reading this blog post, you can give us a call at (303) 512-8777. 

What Is Lead Paint

Lead paint is one of the most widespread sources of lead exposure for young children in the United States – which is why it is so shocking to learn that prior to the 1980s, it was commonly used as a household paint. 

Why You Should Test 

A lead paint test can quickly and easily determine whether or not your home contains any lead-based paints. If the test turns up positive, it can even alert you to the extent. There really isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t test. 

Why This Is Important 

Exposure to lead can cause a lot of health problems – especially in children and pregnant women, who might unknowingly be putting their children at risk of things like developmental delays and behavioral problems. And if personal safety isn’t enough of a reason, removing lead paint also preserves your home’s value. If there is an issue and you address it proactively, you can avoid headaches down the line in the event of a potential sale or change of ownership. 

So, what next? 

You’ll need to schedule a certified lead paint inspection. This will include various tests and analysis. If the inspector detects any lead-based paint, you will need to consult with professionals who have the capacity to deal with removal – but the process doesn’t stop there. 

Even after you have addressed the issue in your home, you’ll need to be serious about maintenance. Pay special attention to any peeling or deteriorating paint, and do all you can to prevent any unnecessary dust accumulation around your home. 

When you’re ready to repaint, leave it to the professionals. We’ll do all we can to help you make your family’s homes safer. 


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