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Remodeling a Room in Your Home? What You Need to Know.

  • Posted on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 13:01

woman reading blueprintsDo you love renovation projects in your older home that has "that look" you just can't get anymore in the newer homes? If you work with anything that was made before 1978, it may contain lead-based paint; keep reading. Such projects require a different approach, but they may not be as difficult to complete as you imagine.

Identify Sources of Lead Paint

First, you need to decide if your proposed project really does contain lead paint. This article on doityourself.com gives some great tips on determining what type of paint your project has on it. Lead testing kits are also available at home improvement stores and are both inexpensive and easy to use. Our patented lead based paint treatment product, ECOBOND®, is available on the Home Depot website where you can also buy great lead testing kits. It only takes lead dust the size of a sugar packet spread over 1/3 of a football field to pose a danger to children! Consider the difference in space for your home or room you are remodeling, if a sugar packet spread over 1/3 of a football field sized area is so dangerous, imaging the impact to your family. The amount of lead dust to fill a single sugar packet can contaminate a 1,500 sf home! ECOBOND® is passionate about protecting the environment and people, especially children, from lead hazards and we believe that someday the prevalence of lead poisoning around the world will be a distant memory!

Eliminating Lead-Based Paint

Next, if you do determine that there is lead present, click on the Residential tab above on our ECOBOND® website to see how to remove lead paint. Our products work on the surface to neutralize the harmful effects of lead, but you can also treat the lead paint chips and dust you remove to render them harmless. This makes disposal easy and safe. You don't have to worry about the lead dust and paint chips contaminating the water, soil, or animals once the trash goes out.

ECOBOND®  offers an innovative solution to protecting your family and the environment from the effects of lead poisoning. For more information on our products, or to find out how to tackle your next DIY project that contains lead-based paint, contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!