Lead Paint Removal
Beginning April 22, 2010, federal law requires that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb more than six square feet of paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and trained to follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
Exposure to lead (lead-based paint) can be harmful if not detected early.
Children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:
- Damage to the brain and nervous system
- Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
- Slowed growth, Hearing problems, Headaches.
Over time, adults can suffer from:
- Reproductive problems (in both men and women)
- High blood pressure and hypertension. Muscle and joint pain.
- Call Synergy to have an estimator contact you (800-439-9610) We’ll be onsite within 24 hrs to survey and discuss options.
- If needed, an estimate will be generated within 4 hrs of site inspection Work will commence within 24 hrs of go ahead.
- There are a number of lead abatement techniques including
- Encapsulation of Lead coated surface using a coating application Lead-Based Product Removal & Replacement
- Protect your family and make sure you only hire a contractor who is Lead-Safe Certified.
Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in paint and other products found in and around our homes.Many surfaces painted before the 1960s could contain significant lead. Lead May be found on any surface but is most commonly found on exterior-painted surface, interior woodwork, doors, and windows. Heavily-leaded paint was used in most homes built before the 1950s, with lower levels of lead used until 1977.
Lead paint is particularly dangerous for children because it tastes sweet therefore encouraging children to put lead chips and toys with lead dust in their mouth.
The certified inspector/assessor can test your paint with an XRF (x-ray fluorescence) machine, for immediate result. He or she can also send paint, dust and soil samples to a laboratory for testing. Make sure the inspector/assessor gives you a sketch or a description of where the samples were taken.
Small areas of contamination can be scraped and cleaned within a few hours, with immediate testing onsite.
Beyond the scope of the project, cost factors can be influenced by difficulty of access to exposed areas, work hour limitations or other limitation events set by the client.