Lead Paint Abatement
We have a special team of lead paint abatement professionals skilled in carpentry and lead hazard reduction methods. We have performed hundreds of lead rehabilitation projects in Lancaster, Chester, Dauphin, York, and Berks counties for building owners, city government, and health departments. We also specialize in industrial cleaning and lead paint removal; we can handle everything from removal of lead dust from your exhaust ducts to media blasting lead paint from bridges.
Lead in Homes
Lead is a naturally occurring element (heavy metal) found in the earth’s crust. While lead once had some beneficial uses, its toxicity to humans and animals far out weight the benefits. Lead can be found in many parts of our environment – air, soil, water, and most importantly inside our homes. Most exposure comes from human activities including the use of fossil fuels including past use of leaded gasoline, some types of industrial facilities, and past use of lead-based paint in homes. Lead and lead compounds have been used in a wide variety of products found in and around our homes, including paint, pipes and plumbing materials, solders, gasoline, batteries, ammunition, and cosmetics. There are several other heavy metals that are more toxic than lead and are often overlooked and need abatement as soon as possible.