Lead-based paint removal
Pre 1978 built homes should be assessed and schedul for lead-based paint removal; To salvage the health of homeowners, in NY.
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- Lead-based paint in homes has been a major health concern for homeowners in NYC. Lead poisoning is a serious health problem that, in majority cases, arise from staying in lead-based painted homes. It can turn out to be a serious health issue. Above all, studies have shown how toxic lead is to human health.
- It can pose a serious health danger to the health of anyone, both young and old. Remove all lead-based paint from your home so that everyone living there can be adequately protected. Avoid lead-based paint dust at all costs.
Do all homes built before 1978 have lead paint?
- If your home was built in the times of its prevalence; It’s only appropriate that you check to confirm, if your home has lead-based paint or not. Not all homes built before 1978 has lead-based paint but the older your home; The higher the possibility of lead-based paint in it, as a result.
- Lead-based paint was the major paint used back then; Before a restriction was raised after it was discovered to be harmful, to the health.
- Assumption doesn’t work when dealing with lead-based paint. In short, Certificated contractors by EPA.
Tri-State Contracting Solutions, are experts at lead-based paint removal. Our main goal is, to help every resident of NY live free of lead toxicity. Only with Licensed and Certified professionals contractors.
How do I know if my home has lead-based paint?
If the lead-based paint on the door trims, window trims and stairways in your house; Are chipping or peeling off already, you may be at risk of lead exposure.
- You should prevent yourself from a home with a lead-based painting that is beginning to bubble, peel, or chip off. The dust from the lead-based paint is a lead poison that should be avoided. When the dust from lead-based paint in your home is ingested or inhaled; It causes a series of devastating health problems.
- You can prevent yourself and the members of your home from lead exposure; By going through appropriate and safe lead-based paint removal procedures. As provided, by the Environmental Protection Agency. The procedure aims at removing lead-based paint from a building while preventing homeowners from getting exposed to lead.
Do Home Inspectors check for lead-based paint?
Some Home Inspectors check for lead-based paint while others don’t. You can save yourself the worries by asking or better still by hiring a certified lead paint inspector. Checking and inspecting homes for lead-based paint is the job of lead paint inspector. They are trained and certified to carry out proper testing and inspection on your home; To identify the presence of lead paint, and prevent the hazards of lead exposure.
How lead-based paint removal professionals help
Lead-based paint removal professionals, are skilled at removing lead-based paint from your home safely; Preventing you and every member of your family, from lead poisoning. At Tristate Contracting Solutions Inc. in NYC, we help to curb the hazards of the lead in our environment.
What is the Lead-based paint inspection?
A Lead-based paint inspection is carried out, to ascertain or identify the presence; Of lead-based paint on any surface inside, or outside your home. The inspection procedure is also great for times when you want to renovate your home. It helps you to determine if you should paint over the existing paint or remove it. For this, a lead-based paint inspector inspects all the painted surfaces in your home; Including surfaces covered by wallpaper on the inside, and outside of your home.
Where the samples should go?
Samples obtained are taken to EPA certified laboratories to be inspected using portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF). A comprehensive report of any lead presence is documented, by the EPA’s National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program. The XRF as an on-site testing device measures the lead in the paint. Also, gives a fast method for classifying painted surfaces; As either negative (no lead), or positive (containing lead).
The next testing to go, after an inspection, is the Risk Assessment?
The risk assessment identifies deterioration in lead-based paint in your home. This procedure assesses and evaluates the extent and cause of deterioration of the paint. The deteriorated paint is tested, also, paint on the surface your child has been mouthing, licking, or biting is assessed. All deteriorated surfaces, including those exposed to your kids must be assessed. Dust samples from windows and floors are also, will be go to the lab.
What do I do while waiting for lead-based paint removal?
Once you get lead presence confirmation, removal must take place quickly. The temporary measures to protect yourself and your kids.
- Clean up any paint chip you find in your home. Pick and mouth anything they find around. Picking a paint chip will prevent your kids from ingesting lead.
- Clean out dust from time to time to prevent lead from getting into your food. Keep your window sills and the painted surfaces in your home clean and watch your children.
- For instance, keep your shoes outside to avoid bringing lead dust into your home.
- Subsequently, if you are renting or buying a home; Ask the landlord or seller for the lead report, of the house you are renting or buying.
Things you shouldn’t do if you have lead-based paint in your home
The issue with lead-based paint is that you either remove them or live it. While leaving with it may be bad while your health, removing it could make a big difference in your wellness. While you are living with lead-based paint in your home, avoid doing the following things;
- Avoid pressure washing; Pressure washing may come with the benefit of being fast and easy. But the runoff can get your soil, and entire compound contaminated with lead. However, if you have to do pressure washing; Ensure that you collect the runoff water, filter it, and dispose of down the toilet.
- Do not Open flame burning; In other words, this the fastest way to poison your body system with lead. The lead burns out profusely from the fire, and you get to inhale a lot of this. Even a HEPA respirator can’t stop lead fumes.
- Stay away from dry scraping; Scraping the paint off your home creates airborne lead to settle, on every surface in your home. You may also be at risk of inhaling it.
In conclusion, a hazard screen is a less extensive version of risk assessment.
An assessor comes into your home to inspect the areas of lead-based paint deterioration. Certainly, they take samples from floors and windows in the areas of the house. Use hazard screens to assess the probability of lead exposure, and a risk assessment as well.