3 Big Reasons Why Lead Paint is a Serious Problem for Businesses

Posted On June 27, 2016

There’s no doubt about it, lead paint is bad for business. Unfortunately, it’s all too common in older industrial and commercial spaces. The presence of lead paint should be taken seriously, as it can negatively impact the health of your employees and the environment, and open the door to potential legal and financial consequences for your company.

Lead paint is a serious problem but, thankfully, it is possible to rid your business of lead paint for good. At Wickens Dry Ice Blasting, we have extensive experience with lead paint abatement and offer a variety of specialized removal techniques that are safe for your employees, your company, and the environment. Read below for more information on the negative affects of lead paint – and how you can rid your company of this toxic substance.

 

Lead paint can cause health problems


The presence of lead paint can have serious implications for the health of your employees, managers, or building occupants. Lead is a toxic substance, and failure to have it properly removed means that your staff is at risk of progressive health problems. In fact, on-the-job exposure is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning in adults. Employees can rightfully refuse to work in an environment that has lead paint, resulting in production delays at a high cost to your business. Therefore, if you discover lead paint in one of your buildings, it’s important to work with a reputable company to ensure its swift, and safe, removal.

Lead paint opens your business up to legal issues 

Leaving lead-based paint untreated puts your company in a vulnerable position. There is the possibility of fines and other legal action as a result of exposure-related health problems, or even environmental consequences due to improper removal techniques. Older buildings and factories in particular should be checked for lead paint so as to avoid having the government step in and assign an environmental consultant to carry out testing, which can affect your production times. Proactively cleaning up lead paint with a company that understands appropriate removal and disposal techniques ensures that your company will be able to get back to business as quickly and efficiently as possible – without any additional delays or financial obligations.

Lead paint is bad for the environment 

If lead paint is discovered on one of your properties, it’s important that it’s removed, cleaned, and disposed of correctly. Improper clean up can actually help lead particles spread throughout your building, resulting in harmful consequences for your employees, and the external environment. Our experienced staff is able to use all possible blasting methods on any one job, ensuring that we’re able to safely remove lead paint without damaging the building surface, or creating any harmful secondary waste.

The ceilings of factories and commercial properties are often overlooked in the cleaning process
– but ceilings need some attention too. Dry ice blasting is a particularly effective method for 
cleaning commercial and industrial ceilings that have corrugated steal decking and trusses.  
Blasting can be done as part of a regular cleaning routine, after a fire or in instances where paint 
is flaking off and falling into your production and process areas. It is also a great method for 
cleaning up production residue, such as grease, oil, and dirt.  
Here are three things you should know about commercial and industrial high level cleaning:
Sediment Accumulation Can Turn into a Health Issues
Accumulating dust and sediment on ceilings is more than just an aesthetic problem (though it 
can make locations look worn out and dull). The dirt and grime can also lead to health issues for 
your employees.  Dry ice blasting removes the buildup of grease, dirt, and even paint, to keep 
your facility as safe - and as clean - as possible.  Furthermore, falling dirt and debris can affect 
machinery and disrupt production lines, ultimately impacting product quality.  Therefore, 
regular cleanings can ensure a more productive workplace, and we can repaint your ceilings 
after cleaning to further improve the look of your space. 
High level cleaning can be performed with limited downtime
The biggest barrier to commercial and industrial high level cleaning is usually finding the time to 
get the job done.  Businesses understandably hesitate to interrupt production, but we are able 
to minimize your factory downtimes. Dry ice blasting is a completely dry method that is able to 
get into all of the hard to reach nooks and crevices of ceiling decking and trusses. It also 
produces no secondary waste, other than the residue removed, so the disruption to your 
business’ production is limited. We also offer the flexibility to schedule the cleaning around your 
requirements so as to make the cleaning process as efficient as possible.
Only work with professionals
Cleaning at high levels can be dangerous.  Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the company 
carrying out the cleaning has had its employees complete a “working at heights” training 
program, delivered by a certified training provider, to meet government requirements.  With 
decades of industrial cleaning experience, we pride ourselves on creating safe work 
environments for our customers and employees.  
If your ceilings could use some TLC, contact Wickens to learn more about high level cleaning and 
how we can provide this service in your facility.The ceilings of factories and commercial properties are often overlooked in the cleaning process – but ceilings need some attention too. Dry ice blasting is a particularly effective method for cleaning commercial and industrial ceilings that have corrugated steal decking and trusses.  Blasting can be done as part of a regular cleaning routine, after a fire or in instances where paint is flaking off and falling into your production and process areas. It is also a great method for cleaning up production residue, such as grease, oil, and dirt.  

Here are three things you should know about commercial and industrial high level cleaning:

 

Sediment Accumulation Can Turn into a Health Issues

Accumulating dust and sediment on ceilings is more than just an aesthetic problem (though it can make locations look worn out and dull). The dirt and grime can also lead to health issues for your employees.  Dry ice blasting removes the buildup of grease, dirt, and even paint, to keep your facility as safe - and as clean - as possible.  Furthermore, falling dirt and debris can affect machinery and disrupt production lines, ultimately impacting product quality.  Therefore, regular cleanings can ensure a more productive workplace, and we can repaint your ceilings after cleaning to further improve the look of your space.

 

High level cleaning can be performed with limited downtime 

The biggest barrier to commercial and industrial high level cleaning is usually finding the time to get the job done.  Businesses understandably hesitate to interrupt production, but we are able to minimize your factory downtimes. Dry ice blasting is a completely dry method that is able to get into all of the hard to reach nooks and crevices of ceiling decking and trusses. It also produces no secondary waste, other than the residue removed, so the disruption to your business’ production is limited. We also offer the flexibility to schedule the cleaning around your requirements so as to make the cleaning process as efficient as possible.

 

Only work with professionals

Cleaning at high levels can be dangerous.  Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the company carrying out the cleaning has had its employees complete a “working at heights” training program, delivered by a certified training provider, to meet government requirements.  With decades of industrial cleaning experience, we pride ourselves on creating safe work environments for our customers and employees.  

If your ceilings could use some TLC, contact Wickens to learn more about high level cleaning and how we can provide this service in your facility.