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Lead Abatement

Do I need Lead Abatement?

By | Lead Abatement

Lead paint is serious business. The first steps are always lead inspection and lead risk assessment. The next step is deciding how to manage lead paint and lead hazards. Lead abatement is an option to remedy the lead paint issue. Lead abatement is designed to permanently eliminate lead paint hazards. You have a few options when it comes to lead abatement Encapsulation, which is often the easiest and most affordable method. Encapsulation involves brushing or rolling on specially made paint like coating which creates a watertight bond and seals in the lead-based paint. However, this option may wear off coating…

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Remodeling or Renovating a Home with Lead-Based Paint

By | Lead Abatement

If not conducted properly, certain types of renovations can release lead from paint and dust into the air. Many houses and apartments built before 1978 have paint that contains lead (called lead-based paint). Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly. Federal law requires that contractors provide lead information to residents before renovating a pre-1978 housing: Pre-Renovation Education Program (PRE) RENOVATORS have to give you a pamphlet titled Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home, before starting work. More information on the Pre-Renovation Education Program. Take precautions before your contractor…

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Lead Paint information and Lead abatement

By | Lead Abatement

Lead from paint chips, which you can see, and lead dust, which you can’t always see, can be serious hazards. Sometimes lead abatement is necessary. Peeling, chipping, chalking, or cracking lead-based paint is a hazard and needs immediate attention. Lead-based paint may also be a hazard when found on surfaces that children can chew or that get a lot of wear-and-tear. These areas include: Windows and window sills. Doors and door frames. Stairs, railings, and banisters. Porches and fences. Note: Lead-based paint that is in good condition is usually not a hazard. Lead dust can form when lead-based paint is…

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