Lead Removal - What Can We Do For You?
Professional Abatement Services, Inc.'s employees who are involved with construction work may come into contact with lead or lead-containing materials when they engage in the following general construction-related activities:
- Demolition or salvage of structures where lead is present
- Alteration, repair or renovations of structures or structural components that contain lead - Removal or encapsulation of structural components that contain lead
- New construction and the installation of new products that contain lead
- Cleanup and emergency response to lead contamination
- Transportation, disposal, storage or containment of lead or lead containing materials at the construction site
- Maintenance operations associated with the construction activities described above.
Specific construction-related tasks (trigger tasks) include:
- Manual scraping, sanding, and heat gun applications on surfaces with lead-based paint
- Application of lead-based paint
- Application of lead-based mortar
- Lead burning
- Rrivet busting on surfaces with lead-based paint
- Abrasive blasting of surfaces with lead-based paint, the subsequent cleanup of any dry expendable abrasives, and the removal or movement of the abrasive blasting enclosure
- Cleaning of power tools that have been used on surfaces with lead-based paint
- Welding on surfaces with lead-based paint
- Cutting on surfaces with lead-based paint
- Torch burning on surfaces with lead-based paint
Actual removal of lead paint will involve several diverse procedures. P.A.S.I.'s employees must receive appropriate hands-on
training. These are just a few techniques and procedures that we follow. More information is available, e-mail us on the contact us page.
Removal techniques include:
- Hand scraping
- Chemical strippers
- Abrasive blasting
- Needle guns w/HEPA vac
- Roto peen
- Intact component removal
When lead abatement takes place in residential settings of public buildings the procedures outlined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development must be
followed. EPA has proposed to group targeted housing and public buildings together as one category of abatement and commercial buildings and superstructure activity as another.
Among the procedures required for lead abatement in public buildings and targeted housing the following must be applied:
1.) Pre-clean with HEPA Vacuum and wet wipe with tri-sodium phosphate detergent, all surfaces and furnishings.
2.) Removal and disposal of carpeting in all habitational areas, steam clean in all other areas
3.) Building will be vacant for the duration of the abatement project.
4.) Furniture and all moveable items shall be removed.
5.) Waste water must be tested and treated as hazardous waste as appropriate.