How We Remove Your Lead
As with asbestos, we assess the lead by individual circumstance. Similarly the types of work include spot repair, encapsulation, enclosure, or removal. This depends on the severity, and location of the lead contaminated structures
Lead Spot Repair is the scraping and HEPA vacuuming of affected area. Along with the repainting to prevent further deterioration of the lead based paint.
Lead Encapsulation is the utilizing of another material, such a vinyl siding or aluminum siding, to encapsulate the lead based painted material.
Lead Enclosure is the building of soffits, ceilings, encasements, to enclose the lead based paint surfaces by a non pervious structure, thereby not allowing any lead contamination to escape.
Removal of Lead is used to remove all lead based structures, and replace with new similarly formed structures, and repainted to match the existing area.
What is Lead?
Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals causing of health effects.
Where is Lead found?
Lead and lead compounds have been used in a wide variety of products found in and around our homes, including paint, ceramics, pipes and plumbing materials, solders, gasoline, batteries, ammunition, and cosmetics.
What are the health effects of lead?
Lead can affect almost every organ and system in your body. Children six years old and younger are most susceptible to the effects of lead.
Who is at Risk?
Lead is particularly dangerous to children because their growing bodies absorb more lead than adults do and their brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead. Babies and young children can also be more highly exposed to lead because they often put their hands and other objects that can have lead from dust or soil on them into their mouths Children may also be exposed to lead by eating and drinking food or water containing lead or from dishes or glasses that contain lead, inhaling lead dust from lead-based paint or lead-contaminated soil or from playing with toys with lead paint.If you want more information on lead, click here to go to the EPA website