Is a Lead Test Required at Your Home in Mason City, IA, or a Surrounding Area?
A lead test may be required at your home in Mason City, Iowa, or a surrounding area, if you’ve never had one done before and your home was built before 1978. That year is important because that is the year that lead was phased out as common usage in painting materials. So, if your home was built prior to that year and you’ve never had a lead test performed, it is highly likely that there is lead remaining on your walls. Thankfully, Waddle Exteriors is in the area and is one of the only local companies that is state approved to test for and remove lead.
Once you contact Waddle Exteriors for a lead test you will be able to breathe easy knowing that your home in Mason City, IA, is free of lead. There was a common misconception throughout the years that simply painting over lead is an adequate solution for removing the problem but that is not the case. Leaving lead paint on your walls will still leave you and your family at risk for any of the health concerns associated with overexposure to lead. These conditions include:
- High blood pressure
- Hearing problems
- Muscle and joint pains
- Digestive troubles
- Loss of memory
- And more
For more information about scheduling a lead test at your home in Mason City, IA, or a surrounding area, contact Waddle Exteriors today. A knowledgeable member of our team will happily answer any questions you may have about our lead testing and removal services.