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Why Is Lead Based Paint In Older Homes?

Why Is Lead Based Paint In Older Homes?

M3 and lead based paint

At M3 Environmental Consulting in Monterey, CA, we understand that lead-based paint in older homes is a serious health concern for many people. If you’re wondering why lead paint is often found in older homes, the reasoning is simple. Before the ramifications of using lead paint were well known, it was commonly used in construction projects. Our experts in lead paint testing and inspections can ensure that you and your family are safe in your home.

Is Your Home Safe?

Lead paint was used regularly through 1978, with some applications still happening a few years beyond that. When the dangers of this substance were discovered, many homeowners and builders simply covered it up, rather than removing it from buildings. This is not an adequate measure, however, because many things can expose old lead paint including renovations, pet damage, or normal wear and tear. The only way to be sure your older home is free of lead paint is to have a lead paint inspection.

Symptoms Of Lead Exposure

Lead paint exposure can lead to many harmful side effects and conditions. Lead exposure builds up in the body over time until serious issues develop. Even exposures to low levels of lead can cause health problems. Children, especially infants, are very susceptible to lead poisoning. Just some of the primary symptoms of lead exposure in children and infants include:

  • Developmental Delays
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Irritability
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Weight Loss

Children are the most at-risk for lead poisoning, but adults are also affected and experience health problems from lead paint. Lead exposure in adults may include the following symptoms:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Joint & Muscle Pain
  • Memory Or Concentration Problems
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal Pain

Schedule A Lead Paint Inspection In Monterey

Lead-based paint testing is one of the services we are proud to provide in the Monterey, CA area. The health and the safety of you and your loved ones is important. Protect yourselves. Contact us today to schedule lead paint testing and inspection service. If lead paint is found and you have it removed, we can even come back and make sure no lead remains. Give yourself the gift of peace of mind.