Category: Lead Abatement

Do You Have Lead Paint? How to Handle Projects in an Old Building

Determining how to handle lead-based paint (LBP) should be top of mind before initiating any DIY projects, as well as any work to be done by contractors, that will disturb painted surfaces in an old building. Please read our Blog: Lead Paint Hazards – What You Need to Know for more explanation on the dangers of LBP, lead poisoning, and lead testing. The Dangers of Lead Exposure to LBP causes neurological issues, from memory issues to permanent brain damage. The existence of lead in your home or on a project should be taken very seriously, and the appropriate precautions taken.…

Lead Paint Hazards – What You Need to Know

Where there is paint in older homes, there could very likely be lead-based paint. Anyone living or working in a building built before 1978 should assume lead-based paint (LBP) might be present, and protect yourself and your family accordingly. The Dangers of Lead Lead poisoning can cause serious illness, including brain damage, and is not just a concern for children and pregnant women. Lead poisoning most often occurs via ingesting or breathing in lead dust. Everyone working around old paint should be concerned. Test yourself and your children for lead, even if you believe you are healthy, since a baseline…

Lead Paint & Hazardous Materials – How We Keep Everyone Safe

We take safety very, very seriously. Preservation and restoration, by nature, means exposure to hazardous materials every day including lead paint, asbestos and PCBs. We have very formal procedures that are followed from the time an employee is hired and throughout all of our projects. Our safety measures pertain to jobsites as well as the work done in our shop. Hazardous Materials are Everywhere in Old Buildings Any building constructed before 1978 is likely to have lead paint, and into the 1970’s asbestos and PCBs were widely used in building materials. While exposure to these hazards are unavoidable, we take…

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