When it comes to having a healthy place to live or work, lead abatement is a key factor in making sure that happens. The element can be found in many older structures where lead-based paint was commonly used in construction along with other potentially hazardous materials such as asbestos. Removing lead-based materials safely and properly from any building is vital to any demolition or construction project. Here’s why:

  1. Lead-Based Paint Dust Can Easily Become Airborne
    In areas where lead-based paint is in good shape, it may not be as hazardous. When it begins to dry out and crack is when it really becomes a problem because dust particles get into the air and, ultimately, into your lungs.
  2. It’s a Good Idea to Be Proactive
    If you know your structure has lead-based paint, the best practice is to be proactive with lead abatement. Address it before it actually becomes a major health problem to you or anyone else in the building.
  3. It’s Not Just Paint
    Most people think that only paint can include lead, but that’s not the case. Lead can also be found in pipes, other plumbing materials, cosmetics, ceramics, ammunition, batteries, gasoline, and solders. Lead was commonly used in many standard items for many years, which is why it can be found in so many different materials. A complete lead abatement from Matrix Environmental will identify any potentially hazardous materials and make sure they are safely removed.
  4. The Health Hazards of Lead
    Lead exposure can affect almost every organ and system in the body. Adults and children are equally at risk. Some of the most significant effects can include reproductive problems, delayed development, nervous system damage and kidney failure.
  1. Leave it to the Pros
    Before attempting any demolition or renovations yourself, be sure to have a professional lead abatement expert inspect the property for any hazardous materials such as lead or asbestos. If it is detected, there are strict guidelines that must be followed to deal with its removal and disposal. Without a professional, you run the risk of creating more airborne dust or getting lead particles in the ground or other materials in the structure, which will only lead to further problems.

For the best in lead abatement services, be sure to use Matrix Environmental. We will safely and properly remove any and all lead or other hazardous materials from your property, so you won’t risk any further lead exposure. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a lead abatement consultation or inspection.