LEAD PAINT REMOVAL & ABATEMENT
Preforming lead paint removal in Florida & the lower US.
LEAD PAINT REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
WE HELP HOME AND BUSINESS OWNERS GET BACK TO NORMAL
While lead paint may have been the standard over one hundred years ago, it was identified as a significant source of danger for humans and the environment alike, and was banned in 1978. Nevertheless, many homes, businesses, and even toys persist in having lead-based paint, having been manufactured or constructed prior to 1978. Strange though it may seem, lead paint has the potential to cause significant harm, and lead paint removal conducted by professionals, such as those at Master Restoration, is recommended for any home or business built prior to the year it was banned.
Though it may be tempting to try to take care of lead paint removal yourself, Master Restoration’s professionals are uniquely trained and equipped to handle lead paint through one of two processes: removal or remediation. Removal is the more difficult of the two options, but is necessary for any paint that is peeling or bubbling, as a sealant may not be enough to effectively contain the lead said to emerge from lead paint as it breaks down. Remediation does not have as many risks associated with it, and uses a targeted paint to trap lead.
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Remediation is only used in cases that do not involve damaged lead paint. In both processes, repair professionals are responsible for:
- Eliminating dust. Peeling paint, whether it was damaged prior to remediation or is being peeled in the removal process, may release dust containing lead, which can be inhaled. Professionals prevent lead from becoming airborne and eliminate the risk of inhalation.
- Properly sealing off the area being treated. To protect workers and occupants, professionals are trained to carefully seal off rooms, including any vents or gaps that may lead to other areas of the structure.
- Stabilizing existing paint. Stabilizing existing paint is an essential part of removal and remediation, and involves either carefully removing paint with a HEPA-certified filtration system or coating the paint with an encapsulating agent to make sure no lead escapes the immediate area.
- Disposing of materials. After lead paint has been removed, the materials must be disposed of properly to ensure no human or environmental degradation occurs.
Having lead paint in homes is not uncommon, given the popularity of the substance until only 40 short years ago. Ongoing lead paint exposure can have long-lasting and dangerous effects, and can even be at the root of chronic health conditions that seem to have no identifiable basis. Though plenty of home projects can be taken on by homeowners, lead paint is not among them; the EPA has stringent licensing and training requirements in order to qualify to safely and effectively remove or remediate lead paint, in order to keep workers and building owners safe from additional harm.
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