Lead Paint Disposal
Lead Paint with Asbestos in Portland CT
When evaluating a property, two of the largest concerns are lead paint and asbestos. Lead paint is common in residential and commercial properties built or restored before the 1950s – 1970s. Toxic lead was regularly formulated into paints and used on interiors, exteriors, and furnishings. Why was this done? Lead helps paint dry, repels moisture, and adds longevity to paint pigments. This highly poisonous metal can be absorbed into the body readily and poses great risks. Worse yet, it is light enough in weight to be easily spread from one area to another on shoes and the air. The most recognized hazard with flaking lead paint is to pregnant women and children. Ingestion of lead paint chips causes learning disabilities and more. As lead paint ages, it is prone to chipping, releasing dust and flakes throughout the space in question. Sadly, small children are most likely to consume paint flakes while the danger to youths and adults is via breathing in lead paint dust. Children should have their blood tested to ensure they are not being exposed to lead paint in any way. If you have concerns about lead paint disposal in your Portland CT home or business, it is vital that you contact a reputable and certified lead contractor with skilled technicians.
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Lead Paint Testing & Disposal
Control Lead Paint Hazards
To keep control of lead paint hazards, there are some government recommended suggestions. Keep the space meticulously dusted, especially windows. Use disposable materials, like paper towels, and throw them out immediately when you are finished. Never reuse paper towels that have been in contact with lead paint or lead paint dust or flakes. Cleaning floors weekly with HEPA enabled vacuums and a damp mop is advised. Remove shoes when entering the building. Avoid disturbing lead paint at all costs. Wash hands and toys often. If it is chipping, call in the lead professionals to test the home or business as soon as it is noticed. Lead paint property reconstruction is possible.
Disposal of Lead Paint in Portland CT
If you have found a small paint flake, HUD mentions picking it up with a one-use towel or napkin and throwing it out. Caution, in our opinion, should be used when doing that. We never advise handling paint chips unless testing has been done throughout the property. If you have lead paint disposal needs, there are Portland licensed contractors available to professionally and properly handle it. Health and safety demand it. Waste disposal programs are specialized to manage lead paint in the most responsible way possible.
What to do if your home has Lead Paint?
If the lead based paint is not damaged and in quality condition, it is generally thought to be not harmful. It is when it is aged or broken down that toxic lead is released via dust and flakes. Portland homeowners should not compromise lead paint on the interior or exterior of their houses without consulting a company that handles lead paint testing and reconstruction. Commercial asbestos damage companies often have a division dedicated to lead paint as well. If your home has lead paint, they will be able to give you the service and help you need to feel safe and secure again.
Do Not Remove the Lead Paint Yourself
DIY has no place with lead paint. If you have concerns, specialized service will help resolve the issue.
Seek Professional Opinion from Fresh Air
Safe and affordable, lead paint help is right around the corner when you reach out for expert assistance.
Employ Fresh Air For all Your Lead paint Needs
From start to finish, rest assured that lead paint damage will disappear quickly and reasonably.
Fresh Air. LLC
325 Main St
Portland, CT 06480
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