3 MIN READHas your house been tested for lead paint? Do you live in a home built in or before 1978, when the use of lead paint was banned? If so, now is an excellent time to get your home tested! After the results are determined, you will be able to come up with an action plan. A negative test result means lead was not found on the surface, and you can continue with any other repair plans.
3 MIN READLiving in a Seattle home built before 1978 with lead paint can be toxic, especially for children. The risks can be consequential and cause severe damage to the body. You may face other lead-related challenges as a Seattle homeowner, such as paint flaking and cracking, which changes your home’s overall appearance.
2 MIN READAs children spend more time at home while distance learning, they have an increased risk of exposure to lead paint. According to the Seattle Times, "The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that nearly 9 out of 10 homes built in Seattle before 1940 have lead-based paint present, and 25% of homes built between 1960 and 1977 contain lead-based paint." Moreover, 56% of the homes built in King County were built before 1978. Likewise, 1978 is the median home build date in Portland.