Lead Paint Remediation & Lead Abatement Services
Many homes and buildings built before 1978 contain lead-based paint. As this paint begins to deteriorate through normal wear and tear or during renovation projects, it releases harmful lead and lead dust throughout a variety of places in and around a home, business, or industrial property. Dust and paint chips from lead paint are a major source of lead poising for both children and adults. Therefore, if you believe that your residential, industrial, or commercial property, contains lead paint, you may need lead paint removal or lead abatement services to remove any hazardous material. Contact Advanced Environmental Services in St. Louis for an evaluation or to learn more about our professional lead paint removal services available throughout St. Louis, St. Charles, and Columbia, Missouri.
Lead Hazards Requiring Lead Paint Remediation and Lead Abatement
Lead paint that is in good condition is typically not a hazard. However, during renovations and when lead-based paint begins to deteriorate, lead paint chips and dust can become a hazard. If you find lead paint in one of the following situations, you should contact Advanced Environmental Services for evaluation and lead paint remediation services. Common sources for lead poisoning that require lead paint remediation include:
- Peeling, chipping, chalking, or cracking of lead paint
- Lead paint on surfaces, which children may chew on or often come into contact with
- Lead paint on surfaces that get lots of wear including windows, window sills, doors, door frames, stairs, stair rails, hardwood floors, porches, or fences
- Lead in soil around buildings or houses
Other situations where lead paint can be a potential hazard also include in multi-family buildings because any problem and liability can be compounded due to the large number of families who could be potentially affected. Additionally, renovation projects can release lead and dust into the air resulting in hazardous situations, and therefore, lead paint remediation may be required before a major renovation. Finally, industrial activities may produce lead or lead by-products that result in the contamination of buildings, soil, or water. In these situations, lead paint remediation is required to remove hazards.
Professional Lead Paint Remediation
Because lead-based paint can result in dangerous health consequences for both children and in pregnant women, lead paint chips and dust from lead paint should be controlled and removed to ensure a healthy environment. The lead paint remediation services available from Advanced Environmental Services will remove all traces of dangerous lead paint and dust, ensuring a healthy living or work environment. There are also some steps that you can take as an individual to help reduce the presence of lead dust or paint chips. These steps include:
- Wiping down flat surfaces, such as window sills, with a damp paper towel
- Moping smooth floors regularly using a damp mop
- Vacuuming carpets and upholstery to remove dust
- Carefully picking up and disposing of lose paint chips
However, while these steps may help limit exposure to hazardous lead dust and paint chips, professional lead paint remediation is the safest way to ensure that all lead paint, paint chips, and lead dust is removed from your home or commercial building. In fact, removing lead paint improperly can increase dust resulting in greater health risks for you and your family. Therefore, our professional lead paint remediation services for residential and commercial customers can reduce dangers and ensure a healthy, lead free living or work environment.