Lead Paint Removal Services
Bio-Hazard Cleanup USA offers lead paint removal service to states all over the country. Our lead abatement team professionals can remove lead-based paint securely from any property; this will ensure everyone’s safety who comes into contact with the area through eliminating the presence of any lead. The lead abatement specialists on our team have completed all of the necessary certifications along with various lead paint removal projects successfully.
Lead poisoning is the contract danger possessed by lead paint. Pregnant women and children have the highest risk, however, everybody is susceptible. When lead fumes or dust are ingested, through contact with your skin, through beverages or food or inhaled into your lungs, it then is distributed through your blood to your entire body. Lead exposure may affect your whole body: reproductive, gastrointestinal and neurological issues all have been reported due to being exposed to lead over an extended period of time. Our certified lead removal technicians may be able to effectively eliminate the harmful dangers of being exposed to lead through remediating the area. That is the first recommended step for treating lead poisoning.
Common Areas where Lead-Based Paint is Found
Lead Paint in the House
The federal government banned lead-based paint in 1978, however it is still the leading lead poisoning cause. If you own a property that was built prior to or around that time frame, there is a good chance that the original paint contained lead in it. Being exposed to lead paint is serious since it is well known that it causes serious health issues and are still present in numerous homes.
Dangers of Being Exposed to Lead Paint
Signs that there is Lead Paint inside your house include dusty paint, excessively deteriorating paint along with cracking and chipping. During the remodeling process, lead dust is often released into the air. There are very diverse sign of lead poisoning including everything from stomach pains to insomnia. When there is a harmful level of lead exposure it can be anything from reproductive issues to high blood pressure. Death can be the result of very high amounts.
Affordable Lead Paint Removal Services
It is well known that lead paint is very dangerous. Unfortunately, lead poisoning exposure happens frequently to young children since they tend to put things in their mouths and chew on everything. It is such a big concern that they have created lead removal assistance programs in some countries in a home that has children. So if you do suspect that your business property or home contains lead, then it is essential that you call a professional who provides lead remediation services. We here at Bio Hazard Cleanup USA are dedicated to getting a healthy environment re-established for you and anybody frequenting the area.
Options For Lead Paint Remediation
Encapsulation. Usually the most affordable and least complicated method. It involves rolling or brushing on a paint-like coating that is specially made. It creates a watertight bond and then seals the lead-based paint in. However, the coating may eventually be worn off by excessive opening and closing of doors and windows.
Prices for encapsulation products begin at around $35 per gallon. To cover a 1,200 to 2,000 square foot home (that doesn’t include labor) expect to pay around $600 to $1,000.
The old surface gets covered by a new one with this method, like covering window sills with vinyl or aluminum cladding or new drywall being put up. If the enclosed surface gets removed in the future, you will need to deal with those exposed surfaces containing lead underneath.
There are various approaches used for removing lead-based paints, like wet handing scraping or wire brushing with a liquid paint remover. The contractor that you hire might opt for a wet sand surface, and then use an electric sander with a HEPA filtered vacuum. Stripping off paint using a low-temperature heat gun along with hand scraping is another option.
Forbidden removal options include power washing without a way of trapping paint chips and water, abrasive blasting, machine sanding with no HEPA attachment, torching or open flame burning.
This strategy is more radical and involves taking the offending features or surfaces out and installing woodwork, doors, new windows or other types of surfaces.
Do Nothing Option
If the lead-based paint that is in your home is still in good condition – no damage or chipping – and there are no children under 6 years old living there or who visit on a regular basis, it can be safe to not touch the paint. If you ever decide to sell your property you will need to disclose that it has lead paint.
If the paint is chipping or peeling, or if the intact lead-based paint is on stair rails and window sills and there are children under the age of 6 in the home, then start with cleaning up and then determining how your regional office regulates lead paint.
Minimize exposure for your family even before the process of lead paint removal occurs:
- Immediately clean paint chips up.
- Clean window sills and frames, floors and other surfaces on a weekly basis using an all-purpose cleaner and warm water. Through rinse mop heads and sponges.
- Wash children’s hands frequently, particularly before meals, at bedtime and before a nap.
- Prevent children from being able to chew on painted surface, like window sills
- Take off shoes so that lead-contaminated soil is not tracked inside.
Call Bio Hazard Cleanup USA to schedule your professional lead paint removal services.