Romans used lead in everyday objects like their drinking water pipes. As a paint additive, lead was used to add color, or because it decreased drying time, created moisture resistance and made the paint more durable. It became popular in paints for exposed metal, houses and on children’s toys. The United States banned its use in paint in the late-1970s, but our lead paint testing can find out if it remains in your Garland building and determine whether or not you need lead abatement.
You won’t find lead in paint products or gasoline these days, but there is enough left over from the decades when it was common to be a concern. Between 1999 and 2010, an estimated 1.2 million United States children had elevated lead levels in their blood. Children probably don’t sit around eating paint containing lead off walls, but the dust can be inhaled accidentally and easily if it exists in your Garland property. Lead dust is notoriously clingy, and is very difficult to clean off Garland’s windowsills, floors and toys.
Our lead risk assessors will determine if management is adequate or if lead paint removal is required. Sheet rock or paint can seal off the leaded paint, but oftentimes removal is the best option. We will seal off the area, use negative air machines, special suits and HEPA sanders to guarantee that nobody is exposed to lead paint dust, and we take a particulate reading for lead during and after the process to ensure the hazard has been safely removed from your Garland building.
Get in touch with HP EnviroVision today for a high-quality environmental construction firm in Garland. We are fully equipped and comply with EPA guidelines for abatement and remediation of hazardous materials such as asbestos, lead, and mold. HP EnviroVision is fully licensed, bonded, and insured to tackle environmental construction projects of any size. Do not risk your health by hesitating. Contact us for a free estimate.