It may be tempting to save money and hassles by removing lead-based paint yourself, but it not a wise option. You can endanger you and your family more by taking from the walls and turning it into a deadly airborne dust. Below are a few of the reasons you should use a skilled and licensed San Bernardino County lead paint removal service.
Community Safety Issues
Homes with lead-based paint have to be inspected, and the removal process monitored for the safety of the public. It is easy for the escape of lead dust from these projects to end up in the homes of other residents, which spreads the problem, rather than fixing it. You need to work closely with San Bernardino County lead abatement inspectors to get the job done safely.
Creating an Airborne Hazard
Not having the area properly sealed off, failure to wear protective clothing, and use the right equipment can cause lead dust to become airborne. This dust can spread to other members of San Bernardino County when you head out to a restaurant for lunch, or stop in for a soda at the local quick-shop store. The dust can be transferred to other people, counters, and food items.
Seeping Into the Water Supply
There are sanders you can purchase or rent that use water and minimize dust. The problem here is that it gives you a false sense of security. There is at least a minimal amount of dust escaping and the water used is contaminated. Pouring this down a drain is allowing it into the San Bernardino County public water system.
It takes training and skill to completely remove all lead-based paint. Professional San Bernardino County lead paint removal services have ways to monitor and test as they go. You can feel confident that your home and property are completely free of this unhealthy material.
Personal Lung Contamination
Using a sanding system that does not have proper HEPA filtration, ventilation mask, and protective gear are placing your life at risk. You will end up breathing in inordinate amounts of lead dust within a short amount of time. You can become extremely ill from lead poisoning. This is a job you need to leave to trained experts.