Hight Levels Of Lead

Dated: 04/15/2014

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High Levels of Lead  

Most of us know that old paint, doors, window sills, and crackling paint anywhere can contain high amounts of lead in an older home.  But, there is one place that most of us DON’T KNOW about:  the BATH TUB.  Old tubs may contain high levels of lead from an additive to the porcelain used in the past.  Filling up your tub with warm water and tossing your kids in for a soak might not be as great as you think it is.  The warm water causes the lead to leech from the tub into the bathwater.  If you have small children in your home, it is important to check this largely skipped over spot in the house.  There are many different lead test kits available.  Stop by any hardware or home improvement store and pick a package up.  Make sure you read the directions and follow them carefully to ensure proper results. 
If your tub does end up containing lead, there are a few different ways to deal with it, including but not limited to; skipping to showers, encapsulating the tub, and replacing the tub.  And if you are looking at purchasing an older home, keep this in mind when calculating renovation fees.  

Check that tub!

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