Methods of getting rid of Lead-based paint.
Before any contractor or firm will start operation, the EPA must be notified for about 5 days earlier. If the approval is given, then the necessary activity can be started. Here are four major methods. Keeping in mind also, all the NYC building violations.
Replacement of affected structures.
This method of lead abatement is not general because. If for example, the wall of a house is affected, replacing it means destroying it and building up another wall. Instead, the replacement method is used to exchange windows and doors. Also, moldings that have been affected by lead, for new ones.
The enclosure of affected parts.
Of all methods, this is most probably the easiest. And it can be done by anyone. It is the building up of another wall to cover lead paint surfaces. Thereby making the surface that can spread lead poisoning hidden behind the new structure.
Encapsulation is the use of special paints known as encapsulants that cover and seal the lead paint in place. It does this by creating a watertight bond. However, it is not ideal for every surface.
Total paint removal.
Of all the four methods, paint removal is the hardest. Therefore, it requires the highest professionalism. While it may seem to be easy, it is better to be left in the hands of a certified professional. Because the direct removal of lead paint from any surface will unleash lead dust; Which is highly dangerous and hazardous.