Lead Abatement and Removal
Many older industrial and commercial buildings currently have lead-based paint hazards in woodwork, on walls, and on exterior surfaces. This is a major issue, as occupants and staff of these buildings are susceptible to the exposure of this toxic substance and may be at risk for progressive health problems if the lead paint is not safely removed.
Leaving lead-based paint untreated can put industrial and commercial building owners and facility managers at risk. There is the possibility for fines and other legal action from exposure related health problems and environmental impact due to improper removal techniques.
Wickens Dry Ice Blasting has extensive experience with lead paint abatement. Lead-based paint and non-lead paint can be removed using a variety of specialized techniques and Wickens will ensure an effective clean, leaving you with a safe environment for all.
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Lead Paint Abatement
Our Lead Paint Abatement Process
An industrial hygienist will first conduct testing to determine the presence of lead paint. Once identified, Wickens follows a thorough procedure to ensure the lead paint is safely and effectively removed:
- First, we fully contain the area and install negative air and HEPA filters to capture any lead paint particles or debris. Containment is necessary to ensure that other parts of the building do not become contaminated when the lead paint is removed from the surfaces.
- Wickens technicians then remove the lead paint using a specialized blasting process. The process is completely dry, which greatly reduces the usual amount of time needed to complete an abatement project. The lead paint is removed from the affected surface, all waste is safely disposed of, and the area is fully cleaned.
- An independent environmental consultant then carries out testing to confirm that the area is lead-free, allowing the building owner to move forward with their renovation project.
Your First-Choice Lead Paint Abatement Subcontractor
We work closely with restoration companies as a subcontractor to provide the most thorough lead paint abatement in the quickest turnaround time. Wickens Dry Ice Blasting is committed to providing abatement services that exceed industry standards. We’re certified by ISNetworld and Avetta, so you can be confident in your decision to work with us.
Why Wickens Dry Ice Blasting?
Wickens Dry Ice Blasting’s knowledgeable team can remove lead-based paint without damaging the building surface and without creating any harmful secondary waste. Keep your staff and occupants healthy by contacting the professionals at Wickens who will come to your facility and assess your situation.
Wickens Dry Ice Blasting offers the most gentle and cost-effective way to successfully remove lead-based paint on many surfaces.
What Types of Buildings Need Lead Paint Removed?
- Historical buildings
- Commercial properties
- Industrial buildings
- Structural steel
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