If your home was built before the 1970s, it’s likely that the original layers of paint contain lead. Despite its adverse effects, lead was a common ingredient in paint due to its durability and moisture resistance. Now, we understand the real danger of this toxic material.
Lead poisoning can result in significant health problems, particularly in children. Symptoms range from learning difficulties, irritability, and loss of appetite, to more severe cases such as seizures and even death. Pregnant women exposed to lead can experience complications, and adults can develop high blood pressure and kidney issues.
That’s why it’s essential to conduct regular lead risk assessments and inspections, particularly in older homes. Identifying and dealing with lead paint promptly can protect you and your loved ones from these risks.
While there are a number of DIY methods to remove lead-based paint, such as wet sanding, heat guns, encapsulation, or chemical stripping, each comes with significant risks. Lead dust and fumes can be hazardous if not properly managed.
For example, using a heat gun requires careful monitoring of temperature to avoid releasing toxic fumes. Similarly, chemical stripping involves the use of harsh substances that require ample ventilation and protective gear. Therefore, the safest way to handle lead paint is through professional intervention.
Our ES America team understands the paramount importance of setting up a lead-safe work area before we start any lead paint removal project. Your home is your sanctuary, and our job is to protect it from toxic lead dust that could spread throughout the house during the removal process.
We meticulously prepare each work area by covering your furniture and possessions, then isolate the space with plastic sheeting and duct tape to prevent lead particles from escaping. Our professionals employ high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, the gold standard in air filtration technology, to control airborne lead dust during the process. To safeguard our staff and your family, we always use personal protective equipment (PPE), including goggles, gloves, and respirator masks.
When you suspect lead-based paint in your home, it’s time to consider hiring a professional lead abatement contractor. The benefits of professional lead paint removal services are numerous. At ES America, we provide expertise, experience, and peace of mind, ensuring the job is done safely and effectively.
We understand that choosing a lead abatement company is an important decision. That’s why ES America prides itself on being a reliable and reputable lead abatement company. We are committed to protecting your family’s health and restoring the safety of your home environment.
At ES America, we understand how important it is to ensure your home is truly lead-safe. That’s why we make sure post-removal lead inspection, testing, and verification are integral parts of our process. We take pride in knowing your family is in safe hands and our work doesn’t stop there.
We believe in going the extra mile to prevent future lead exposure. We educate you about the potential lead hazards and provide advice on regular maintenance and inspection of painted surfaces so that you can continue living comfortably without worrying about a thing.