Completing a paint project the right way goes beyond the preparation and application. Homes built before 1978 that contain lead pose a health hazard not just for the craftsmen working on the jobsite, but for anyone near it as well. Protecting your loved ones is as easy as contacting LIME Painting. Our crew of painters have gone through extensive training to become EPA Certified lead paint removal experts.
Lead is an additive used in paints applied prior to 1978. It is detrimental for both the environment and for people. Since then, the EPA has mandated that contractors working on homes built prior to 1978 test the paint on the property for lead. If the paint tests positive for lead, the jobsite should be treated as a biohazard work space. A biohazard work space seems intimidating, but with a professional company that is EPA Lead Certified, the process of lead paint removal is seamless.
If your home tests positive for lead, our crew will wear body suits and respirators to protect their lungs and keep lead dust off their clothing. The most important step, however, is containing and disposing of the paint chips. Our team will collect these chips as they are scraped and place them in hazmat bags, which we will then transport to a hazardous waste facility.
Lead paint removal is unique in that it avoids processes such as power washing, which scatters paint chips and dust. Instead of power washing, a deep scrub with bristle brushes is used to clean the property.
The advantage of working with a LIME Advisor is that they are trained to assess and test for lead. Your Advisor will also provide a custom detailed scope of work for your home before the project is undertaken to appropriately complete your home in accordance with EPA lead requirements. Additionally, the Advisor will audit each phase of the job to ensure that the scope of work is completed to expectation.
Although lead paint may change the theme of the project, LIME always keeps QUALITY at the forefront and provides a client experience that is turnkey. Working with LIME on a lead-based project is easy, enjoyable, and refreshing! For any lead paint removal needs, or to get your home tested, reach out online or by phone at (973) 264-0406.
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