Lead-based paint has been a source of concern for years, which is why older homes need to be inspected to ensure that they do not have walls still painted with lead.
Lead based paint can be very harmful to health, which is why it needs to be removed from the home if it is present.
When is Lead-Based Paint Testing Needed?
All older homes should be inspected before they are bought for possible lead paint on the walls.
Lead paint should also be inspected for when paint on the walls begins to chip, crack and flake off of the wals. This is because lead that is in the paint and is able to be exposed to the air by the cracks can be breathed in and ingested, which can cause cancer and can be fatal.
Once the home has been inspected for lead paint, the inspector will take samples of the paint and test it for lead contaminants.
Where is Lead Paint Found Most Often?
Lead-based paints were banned for use in residential buildings in the year 1978.
Now, lead-based paint is most commonly found underneath layers of new paint, outdoors, on buildings, and in school buildings.
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