Lead Paint Removal to Avoid Hazard in Your Fort Collins Home
The risk of lead poisoning is not in the paint itself, but the tiny airborne particles formed by its slow deterioration. A Fort Collins home with lead painted surfaces that are in good condition most likely poses no threat to its occupants. But paint that is beginning to crack or peel releases bits of lead dust into the air Fort Collins residents breathe, and if you inhale enough of it, it can result in serious health problems. Symptoms of lead poisoning include headaches, nausea, and fatigue and it can cause damage to nervous, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems. Lead is especially toxic to children and pregnant women in Fort Collins who can pass the effects onto their fetus. These risks are why the removal of the lead paint is recommended Fort Collins homes with a high concentration of lead particles in the air.
Lead Paint Removal Options in Fort Collins
Encapsulation – A simple and cheap way to mitigate the effects of lead paint in your Fort Collins building is just to cover it up. Our technicians go over the paint with a clear coating product that seals in the toxic particles. While a quick and effective remedy, it won’t last forever; encapsulation products also wear over time and will expose the lead paint again, at which time you may need a full lead paint removal.
Enclosure – This is a fairly easy way to keep Fort Collins residents safe from lead paint. It involves putting up drywall to cover the area, essentially hiding it sort of “out of sight out of mind.”
Removal – For a Fort Collins structure with lead-based paint that is not able to be safely remediated, we will do a total removal of the lead paint. This is a rigorous process of sanding, brushing, and stripping to remove the lead paint from your walls so that you can repaint with a safe lacquer. Call today for comprehensive lead paint services!