When dealing with older homes, it's important to have all the facts straight. Not knowing what you're getting into could end up physically and financially costing you big in the long run. Nowhere is this more prominent than the paint covering your walls. If you don't double check on those layers of paint that surround you, you could face hefty hospital and remodeling bills somewhere in the very near future.
Be Sure About Your Paint LayersChecking the paint layers in your home is important because depending on the age of your home, you could very well be living with lead paint. Lead paint is highly toxic, and not even legal in modern construction. It can lead to poisoning and other highly serious health issues when lived in for extended periods of time. And this is an issue that can affect everyone in your family- not just yourself.
You Can Never Be Too CarefulAs recent as a few years ago, your options for checking the paint layers in your home was limited, but thanks to modern ingenuity, you've got plenty of ways to go about it. On the inexpensive side of things, there are chemical tests you can apply to your walls that will let you know within seconds if they contain lead. If you're in the market for a more reliable way to determine that information, you should look into sonically checking for paint layers. There are dozens of devices out there that range in price that allow you to discover quickly and easily if the walls of your home are indeed safe.
Regardless of what method you decide on, be sure to do so before you've committed to moving into a new home. It is vital for the sake of your well being, and your family's well being as well, that you sort out what's safe in the building, from what needs work. Paint is often easily overlooked, so don't be one of the many people out there stuck with damage to your health, and dozens upon dozens of bills to boot.