Least Cost Lead Abatement
Lead Removal San Mateo CA is basically an action to significantly reduce levels of lead, especially in the household environment, usually to permanently remove lead-based paint hazards and to lessen or eliminate occurrences of lead poisoning, usually in children. Lead is a very dangerous chemical substance that has adverse health effects. This toxic metal can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, short-term memory loss, and psychological disturbances. It also contributes to high blood pressure in children. The adverse effects of lead are particularly evident in children who are usually the ones who are exposed to it in the environment.
Lead abatement processes can be done through a process called "pulse generation" in which the lead is accumulated by what is called a pulse generator. This process is normally carried out by a process referred to as inhalation of lead (Ipo) into the lungs or the ingestion of lead-containing food items. There are other ways through which the lead can be removed from the home, such as through the use of lead-free solder, or a system of filters that traps lead before entering the house. Lead poisoning was also found to play a role in disorders such as autism, Alzheimer's and ADHD in children. Lead poisoning is also linked to aggression, depression, lethargy, conduct disorder and hyperactivity in children.
Lead removal is the process of removing all traces of lead from your home, regardless of where these traces may be located. Lead abatement can be done by using lead-free solder and filters that are specifically designed to remove lead. Removing lead paint from interior walls of the house is another way of reducing exposure to this toxic metal. Certain interior wall materials, such as plaster, gypsum and lead-free cement are more effective than lead paint. Certain exterior wall materials such as brick, concrete and asphalt are not susceptible to lead paint or lead abatement.
In the installation of new flooring and walls, a specific product for lead removal services is often applied to the surfaces. This product prevents the absorption of lead, while it is still on the surface. In the removal of old interior and exterior painted surfaces, special tools are used to remove the paint. These tools are often made out of stainless steel.
Lead abatement companies also provide window sills and gutters that have been treated to prevent the release of lead dust into the air. Lead dust is released when paint chips and flaking off the older exteriors of a house settle over time. The lead dust settles on window sills and gutters and can become quite heavy. To minimize the release of lead dust, lead removal services will often install special screens that have been fitted with lead seals.
Lead removal companies will also conduct routine cleanings at the premises to ensure that the air quality at the construction site meets national and state health standards. Lead clean up is often required before painting and patching. Lead elimination by-products are released into the atmosphere when paint is removed. These by-products are known as lead dust. The higher the lead dust per square foot in your home, the greater the risk of lead particles entering your bloodstream.
The process of lead abatement begins after the old paint has been removed. Special equipment known as 'paint strippers' is used to strip away the old paint. Special wands known as 'scraper brushes' are used to remove the stripper. After the old paint is removed, the stripper is rinsed with water. It is then left to dry in a covered area.
Lead abatement companies also provide lead paint removal services for structures that are more than fifty years old. You should ensure that any structures in your home which are more than this age have an annual lead paint removal inspection performed by a professional abatement company. If you live in an apartment building, the builder may also be required to perform an annual lead paint removal inspection. If this is the case, it is recommended that you purchase and use an approved lead paint removal product.