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by Susana ยท February 20, 2014

Lead Safety:Setting Up Proper Containment

Testing for lead is one step closer to getting your indoor environment safe again. Lead paint is dangerous when it is detached from the walls and it is most dangerous if ingested by a child. Testing your home for lead is one procedure but removing it is a whole different procedure that should be handled by a professional.An attempt to remove lead without a professional can make your home an indoor contaminant. In order for any person removing lead in any area to be safe is setting up containment. The purpose of containment is to avoid the spread of dust,debris and paint chips when lead paint is going to be removed.

Each individual who will work on removing lead paint in any designated area is responsible on designing and setting up the containment in a way that will stop led paint dust and debris from spreading anywhere else. What is the process of setting up an interior containment? Depending on the affected area, you may need to remove all furniture and clear out the area where the containment will be set up. All windows need to be shut so that no dust spreads outside the home. There are different levels of containment. Below is an informative video of different containments that can be set up depending on the affected area. The video is provided by WxTV on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ucJaZAscto

Alliance Environmental is a certified lead-removal contractor. We follow strict procedures to minimize, control and contain the lead dust created by the removal process.Our team is trained in lead safe work practices of proper containment and removal, thorough site decontamination, and lawful disposal.

 

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