Do you have lead paint in your home? If so, you likely want to figure out how to get rid of it. After all, lead poisoning is a serious problem that puts small children at risk. There are three ways to get rid of lead paint, all of which can be done by a professional so that you do not have to deal with the health risks.
An easy way to get rid of the lead paint is to encapsulate the surface that has paint on it. It will be covered with a special type of paint which will make sure that none of the odors of the lead paint will be able to permeate through the protective layer and make it so that a child cannot touch it. This method can be used for windows that may be too expensive to completely replace if the window is still in good condition.
Another method is to strip the lead paint off the surfaces that have it. Stripping can be a very time-consuming process since all of your molding, baseboards, and all surfaces have to be manually scraped while wearing special equipment to not breathe in any of the lead dust. This can be a time-consuming process, but it ensures that all of your home finishings remain so that you do not have to buy them again. Keeping those finishings may be important to you if you have expensive crown moldings that you don't want to lose.
Many items have the paint stripped off them on site, with vacuums being used to collect the dust as it comes off the item. However, it is also common to remove some items and take them off-site to remove the paint. This is often done with doors that are very easy to take off the hinges, which have fine details in the wood that are difficult to strip by hand.
You always have the option to completely replace the things in your home that are covered with lead paint. In terms of time to complete this lead abatement project, replacement is going to be the fastest method to pick from. However, it can also be very expensive if you have expensive home finishings. This is typically done for quarter round moldings that lay on the floor since they are simple and cheap to replace
Reach out to a lead abatement contractor for a consultation on what needs to be done to get rid of all the lead paint in your home.