Lead Paint Removal Services in Ireland & UK
Qualified & Fully Insured for Lead Paint Removal from Buildings & Sheds
Lead paint or lead-based paint is paint containing lead. Lead paint has been generally phased out of use due to the toxic nature of lead. Certain lead compounds were added to paint to create bright, vivid colors like white, yellow and red. And since lead is richly pigmented, lead paint could go a long way when covering large areas. Lead also makes paint resistant to moisture and helps it dry faster. Lead-based paints were banned for residential use in 1978. Homes built before 1978 are likely to have some lead-based paint.
Lead compounds are found in paints and in certain types of glass and ceramics. Up until 1991, one of its most important uses was as an anti-knock additive in gasoline. Lead-based paint is still present in millions of homes, normally under layers of newer paint.
Lead-based paint may also be a hazard when found on surfaces that children can chew or that get a lot of wear-and-tear. Children who accidentally ate lead paint chips or inhaled lead paint dust started experiencing physical and neurological issues that lined up with the symptoms of lead poisoning.
Removing lead-based paint from a building can cause harm to both the person doing the job and the people in the building. Young children who may swallow lead flakes are especially at risk. Unborn children can also be affected when the mother has lead poisoning and the lead is passed to the baby across the placenta.
WDL provide professional service to lead paint removal with more than 15 years of expertise. Residential and commercial lead paint abatement and lead removal services. Call Waterford Demolition Ireland at +353 (0)87 648 0648 or send us an email to schedule our lead paint removal services.