Lead Paint Removal – EPA Certification
Knowing how to handle House Painting projects that are found to contain lead-based paint (LBP) is a very serious matter and is regulated by state and national laws, guidelines and recommendations for homeowners. When done correctly, painting the exterior of your home that contains an existing layer of lead-based paint will help to cap or seal it and make exposure to adverse effects much less likely to occur.
Lead Paint EPA Certification
Ambassador Painting received the Lead Paint Removal EPA Certification in 2011. EPA certification is needed to keep homeowners, children, animals, neighbors, as well as our crew safe from lead.
The process involves face masks a lot of plastic and hard work. If a company is found doing this kind of job without this certification they could be sued as could the homeowner. The Homeowner may be sued by their neighbors! Ambassador Painting is also required and committed to keeping up with all certification updates.
The staff of Ambassador Painting seeks to eliminate the exposure risks that are associated to lead-based paints and have years of training with the experts and carries the EPA certifications to prove it. We know how important safety is for you, your children, and even the animals that are around your home that we take the extra measures to follow the proper procedures and guidelines to accomplish this high standard of protection.
Removal, Capping, or Abatement
While removal of paint is inevitable for any painting project, with lead-based paint it is actually better to cap it, seal it or cover over the surface as much as possible as not to disturb the majority of what is there, to avoid creating airborne dust particles that are very dangerous to humans and animals.
If Ambassador Painting is selected to paint your home which may be suspected to have lead-based paint, we are prepared to do a lead-based paint inspection. We try not to disturb as much of the existing paint as possible but rather cap, cover it or seal it so that there will be little to no exposure of the old paint or dust. We are trained to keep lead-based paint exposure to a minimum as well as how to handle any loose or fallen lead-based paint chips correctly, according to EPA guidelines and EPA certified training.
Our primary focus with lead-based paint projects is safety from the exposure of lead-based paint particles, or dust and we take that very seriously because of the potential risks associated with contact to humans and animals.
Ambassador Painting is fully certified to work on house Lead-Based Paint (LBP) projects. Houses built pre-1978, must be tested before starting any surface preparation or repairs to interior or exterior surfaces.
Ambassador Painting knows all about important requirements to properly protect your family and property when it comes to Lead-Based Paint removal. We are required to educate, complete associated paperwork, follow specific work practices and complete additional cleanup to meet these requirements.
mbassador Painting begins with informing and educating the Home owners of the health risks associated with Lead-Based Paint. In addition, if the property is suspected to have Lead Based Paint, we are now trained to perform a test to confirm or deny the existence of it. Give us a call if you suspect that there is lead paint in houses that need our expertise to avoid lead paint exposure.
If the house is deemed to contain Lead-Based Paint then several documents are now required to be signed by the homeowners. Lead safe work procedures will be performed on areas that have been confirmed to contain lead.
The proper preparation procedures involve our staff personnel, the work area, and the type of tools that must be used along with required cleanup methods that are required to be followed.
Ambassador Painting could have continued in business without this certification. We simply felt that for the protection of our customers along with our desire to go above and beyond our competitors, we decided to add this training certification to our list of services for our customers’ best interest.
Danger of Lead Paint
Dealing with the dangers of lead paint from your homes may seem daunting, but it’s very important for keeping everyone safe in your household, including pets as well as neighbors from the dangers of lead-based paint. Here is a step-by-step writing on how to safely and effectively seal, cap, or take away lead paint for an easier, healthier painting project. Learn how to spot the signs of lead paint.
Step 1: Understand Federal Guidelines
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) imposes stringent rules when it comes to lead-based paint removal, or capping. Before beginning any project, research online and read up on their recommendations. Furthermore, national and local regulations mandate that only certified professionals for capping it; depending on the scope of your task you may need professional services instead.
Step 2: Establish Necessary Safety Measures
Lead dust can have detrimental health effects on humans. Therefore, it’s vitally important that when working to remove lead, proper safety precautions are implemented. Make sure you wear protective clothing such as gloves, goggles and respirators as you remove it; additionally make sure all members of your household leave the area while it is being worked upon, in order to avoid breathing it in, or being exposed to lead paint chips.
Step 3: Plan Lead Paint Removal
The next step to effective lead paint removal is planning its process, such as hiring a professional, as well as how much time and cost estimates it will require. Hiring professionals may cost more, but will ensure that it is safely removed, or capped.
Step 4: Proper Disposal of Hazardous Materials
When disposing of lead paint, don’t dispose of it in regular trash bags – as lead is highly toxic, and its disposal in landfills is illegal. Instead, reach out to your local environmental agency and find out where hazardous waste should be disposed.
Step 5: Locate Reputable Lead Paint Abatement Service Providers Before hiring lead paint service provider, it’s crucial to do your research. Look for EPA certified, licensed, and insured service providers, customer reviews online as well as customer feedback.
Removing lead paint may seem daunting at first, but with careful planning and taking appropriate safety precautions you can successfully do it on your own. Hiring professional services may be preferable, but if you choose to tackle it yourself make sure to conduct adequate research and adhere to local/federal laws for best results.
You can trust a Painting Contractor like Ambassador Painting to not only do the job well but to do it right, every time. Read what our past customers are saying about us by clicking on the DexKnows logo in the right column where there are more than 100 testimonials. Give us a call TODAY for your free estimate at 720-984-0918.
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