Lead based paint removal is a service Bio Recovery offers to states all around our country. Our professional lead abatement team can securely remove lead-based paint from any property; which will ensure the safety of anyone that comes in contact with the area by eliminating any presence of lead. Our trained lead abatement specialists have completed the necessary certifications and have completed a variety of lead paint removal projects with success.
The contact danger of lead-based paint is lead poisoning; children and pregnant woman are more at risk than anyone, but everyone is susceptible. When lead dust or fumes are ingested, by way of contact with our skin, through food and beverages or inhaled into the lungs, it is then distributed to the entire body through the blood. Lead exposure can affect the entire body: neurological, gastrointestinal and reproductive issues have all been recorded due to an extended exposure to lead. Our certified lead removal technicians can effectively eliminate the dangers of exposure to lead by remediating the location; which is the first recommended step to treating lead poisoning.
Common Areas for Lead-Based Paint:
Lead Paint in the Home
Lead-based paint was banned by the federal government in 1978, yet it is still the number one cause of lead poising. If you have a property built around that time-frame or prior to, there is a good possibility the paint originally used could contain lead. Lead paint exposure is serious, because it is known to cause detrimental health issues and has a presence in many homes, even today.
Dangers of Lead Paint Exposure
The signs of Lead Paint in your home can include chipping, cracking, excessively deteriorating and dusty paint; often when remodeling, lead dust can be released into the air. The signs of lead poisoning are extremely diverse, including everything from insomnia to stomach pains and the effects of a harmful amount of lead exposure can be anything from high blood pressure to reproductive issues, and extremely high amounts can result in death.
Affordable Lead-Paint Removal
It is no secret that lead paint is dangerous. And sadly the exposure of lead poisoning is frequent in young children that are discovering the world with their mouth and chewing on everything. It’s enough of a concern that some counties have even created lead removal assistance programs for homes with children. If you suspect your home or business property to contain lead, it’s important to call a professional for lead remediation services. Bio Recovery is dedicated to re-establishing a healthy environment for you and anyone else frequenting the area.
Lead Paint Remediation Options
Encapsulation. Typically the least complicated and most affordable method, encapsulation involves brushing or rolling on a specially made paint-like coating that creates a watertight bond and seals in the lead-based paint. However, opening and closing your doors and windows eventually may wear off the coating.
Encapsulation products start at about $35 per gallon. Expect to pay $600 to $1,000 to cover surfaces in a 1,200- to 2,000-sq. ft. home (not including labor).
Enclosure. With this method, the old surface is covered with a new one, such as putting up new drywall or covering windowsills with aluminum or vinyl cladding. If the enclosed surface is ever removed, you’ll have to deal with the exposed lead-containing surfaces underneath.
Removal. A variety of approaches are used to remove lead-based paints, such as wire brushing or wet hand scraping with liquid paint removers. Your contractor may opt to wet sand surfaces, and must use an electric sander equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered vacuum. Another option is stripping off paint with a low-temperature heat gun, and hand scraping.
Forbidden methods of removal include open flame burning or torching, machine sanding without a HEPA attachment, abrasive blasting, and power washing without a means to trap water and paint chips.
Replacement. This more radical strategy calls for taking out the offending surfaces or features and installing new windows, doors, woodwork, and other surfaces.
The do-nothing option
If lead-based paint in your home is in good condition—no chipping or other damage—and no children under the age of 6 live there or visit regularly, you may safely opt to leave the paint untouched. You will need to disclose the presence of the paint if you decide to sell.
However, if the paint is peeling or chipping, or if intact lead-based paint is on window sills and stair rails and children under 6 are present, begin with a cleanup and find out how lead-based paint is regulated by your regional EPA office.
Even before lead paint removal occurs, minimize your family’s exposure:
- Clean up paint chips immediately.
- Clean floors, window frames and sills, and other surfaces weekly with warm water and all-purpose cleaner. Thoroughly rinse sponges and mop heads.
- Wash children’s hands often, especially before meals, naps, and bedtime.
- Prevent children from chewing painted surfaces, such as window sills.
- Remove shoes to avoid tracking lead-contaminated soil inside.
Contact Bio Recovery for professional lead paint removal services; we can be reached at 1-888-752-5001.
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