How to Know If Your Home Has Lead

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If you are wondering if there is lead in your home and are interested in learning more about lead inspections, it might help you to watch this video. If you live in a home that was constructed before 1978, there is a fair chance that there is lead-based paint in the home, on the interior and exterior.

If you are interested in testing for lead-based paint, you can use a lead check.

Wherever you suspect that there is lead-based paint, you can use a knife to scrape down through all the layers of paint on the wall, making sure you get down to the bottom layer. In some cases, you are going to have to mix a couple of chemicals in order to create the substance that will test for lead-based paint, so this is the first thing you’re going to have to do. Generally, if you have this mixture interact with the paint and it turns yellow, that means you do not have lead-based paint. If it turns red, you do have lead-based paint. If you see that there is lead-based paint, you want to make sure that you treat those areas carefully. However, keep in mind that even if there is lead-based paint, this does not necessarily mean there is a problem unless it is in very bad condition and falling off in flakes and possibly being ingested by anyone in the home.

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