Our professionals use a safe practice to eliminate lead-based hazards. The EPA requires that individuals and firms who perform abatement projects to be certified and follow specific work practices. Lead hazards can become more dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken. At Exclusive Testing Labs, Inc. our team has been certified by the EPA to safely remove and reduce lead hazards. We follow all the rules and regulations laid out by the EPA, listed below are some of the tactics that we use and that the EPA recommends. Depending on the surface, different methods are used.
Containment – Using a minimum of 6 millimeter plastic sheeting, we will create a double-walled barrier between the affected area and other parts of the home. We’ll seal off duct work and vents in order to prevent the spread of lead dust when cleaning and removing the material.
Personal Protection Equipment –
Our team will wear protective gear at all times when working.
Enclosure – Large flat surfaces, like walls, that are not prone to friction will be covered and completely enclosed with EPA-approved measures.
Encapsulation – Using a state- and EPA-approved special coating, surfaces that are not prone to friction are encased.
Paint Removal –
All paint will be removed down to the substrate while using only EPA-approved methods.
Removal and Replacement – Often times the best way to eradicate a lead-based paint hazard is to completely remove the contaminated surface. This method is typically used on windows, window frames, doors, door frames, and moldings.