Lead Paint Removal & Abatement
With many older homes, you can expect to find charming, original features and unmatched character that often isn’t found in many modern homes. But with these structures, you can also anticipate finding several antiquated materials and building methods — like lead paint.
Lead is a naturally occurring substance found in the Earth’s crust, and before 1978 it was often used as a building material to make paint, plumbing, batteries, gasoline and even cosmetics. Many manufacturers mixed white lead with oil to create paint because it was widely available, low-cost and believed to be a superior product with improved durability, flexibility and easy maintenance.
However, the Consumer Product Safety Act of 1978 banned the use of lead paint and other lead-based products after finding exposure to lead was hazardous.
For many homes and structures built before 1978, it’s highly likely there is lead paint located somewhere inside — whether it’s the visible coating on walls or other structures or covered under fresh layers of paint.
Dangers of Exposure to Lead Paint
Lead paint was banned from consumer products because of its toxicity and the associated health risks for both adults and children. While lead-based paint buried under newer layers of non-lead-based paint is not a hazard if the fresh layer is in quality condition, if the lead paint is damaged and peeling, chipping, chalking or cracking, then it’s extremely dangerous and should be addressed quickly.
Lead can affect nearly every organ and system of the body, resulting in severe effects — especially in children, because they can absorb more lead than adults. Adults can suffer from a variety of health-related concerns, including:
- Decreased kidney function
- High blood pressure leading to hypertension
- Reproductive issues
For children, lead paint exposure is even more damaging, particularly to the nervous system. Children who come in contact with excessive levels of lead can experience:
- Increased likelihood of developing ADD and ADHD
- Slowed growth and decreased puberty
- Decreased IQ and academic achievement
- Hearing problems
Methods to Properly Removal Lead Paint
If you live in a home built before 1978 and know or suspect there’s lead paint, then you should take the necessary steps to either remove or repair the area.
At Haven Property Solutions, we believe in using effective and environmentally friendly lead paint removal procedures to ensure the safety of your family and our team. We are EPA-Certified in Lead Abatement and RRP and follow the strictest EPA-approved methods to thoroughly remove and treat all areas affected by lead paint exposure.
To properly remove your lead paint, we can perform one of these EPA-approved techniques:
- Removal: For peace of mind, the instances of your lead paint can be completely removed by either stripping it from its source or replacing the object with one without a lead-based coating. This is ideal for windows, doors and other movable items.
- Enclosure: To avoid removing the lead paint, we can cover the area with a flexible wall covering. This method is best suited for large, flat surfaces and not moveable features like windows or doors.
- Encapsulation: This method is the process of using a filtered vacuum and cleaners made to extract the lead from the surface material.
Contact Haven Property Solutions for Environmentally Friendly Lead Paint Removal Services
If you’re a resident of the Orange County, NY, area and need knowledgeable, dependable and effective lead paint removal services, trust the professionals at Haven Property Solutions. We provide free estimates and onsite inspections to ensure quality services and use the most advanced, eco-friendly tools and products to guarantee safe and thorough removal for lasting comfort.
To learn more about our lead paint removal abatement services throughout Monroe and Warwick, NY, complete our online contact form or call 845-644-4033 to speak to a specialist.