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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