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In today's society of Industrial - Commercial & Residential  removing of
 lead base paint is a  huge task

The new regulations require the removal of lead base paint
When it is removed in can become air born and cause more health issuse then when left in place
To sole the problem 
The regulations of safety reguire Lead Abatement Certified  Contractors

 We are Great Western painting
 A certified  lead base removel company
Certified under OSHA & MSHA standards of removal of
 Lead Base Paint

Lead-based paint abatement at Hampstead House, Baltimore, Maryland. 2005. Photo courtesy of Page Technologies.

We remove Lead base paint from
Industrial and commercial water & oil Tanks,
Buildings, High Rises, Chemical plants,
Structural steel Factories.

 Call today 1 - 877-749-5554  or

Robert 208-371-7757 




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Asbestos is responsible for number of fatal illnesses. The lightweight nature of the asbestos particle facilitates airborne spreading of these deadly carcinogens, so therefore most asbestos-related diseases affect the respiratory system. These diseases are incurable and agonizing consequences of working in the asbestos industry or contact with asbestos-related products. Even tiny amounts of asbestos can inflict irreversible damage, as symptoms usually only emerge 20 to 30 years after initial exposure.


The NYS Department of Health offers the following safety tips for lead paint removal:

  • Work in one room at a time, and seal off the work area from the rest of the house, including any heating or ventilation ducts, using heavy plastic sheets (6-mil thick is good).
  • Everything in the room (furniture, rugs, carpets, floors, bedding, drapes, dishware, food, toys, etc.) must be removed, or covered with two sheets of plastic (again, heavy, 6-mil plastic) and all the seams taped. Plastic used to cover the floor
     should be secured to the wall or baseboard with duct tape.
  • Workers should wear disposable coveralls, shoes, hair covering, goggles and a respirator approved by NIOSH (the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) or MSHA (the Mine Safety and Health Administration). HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) respirators must be used which will filter lead dust and fumes. Simple paper or fabric
    dust masks will not protect a worker from lead dust.
  • To avoid ingesting lead, workers should not eat, drink, or smoke on the job. Workers need to clean up carefully. Before leaving the work area, they should dispose of their coveralls, and remove the dust from their clothes with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filtered vacuum cleaner. And workers should shower as soon as they can after work,
    so they don’t spread lead dust around their homes. 
  • Use wet hand sanding and/or power sanding with HEPA filters. Only wet hand sanding and/or an electric sander equipped with a HEPA filtered vacuum attachment should be used. Dry hand sanding should never be done.
  • Use wire brushing or wet hand scraping with the aid of a non-flammable solvent or abrasive compound. Liquid paint removers can be used on small areas, such as windowsills, doors and woodwork. Read and follow the manufacturer’s
    instructions and warning labels before purchasing and using.

In addition, it is important to note that lead removal will generate lead dust and debris. Unless the house is properly cleaned, it will be more hazardous after the work than it was before!

Everyday, the debris should be misted with water, swept up and placed in double 4-mil or 6- mil plastic bags. Then all surfaces should be wet-dusted and wet-mopped. A HEPA-equipped vacuum should be used on all surfaces
 (floors, walls, ceilings, woodwork, carpeting, furniture).

Don’t use a standard household vacuum or shop vacuum, which is not designed or equipped to trap lead dust particles. Then wet-mop hardwood surfaces with a solution containing a heavy-duty household cleaner (automatic dishwasher detergent or a lead-specific detergent). The wet-mopping should be followed by another HEPA vacuuming.

Old rugs and carpets should be replaced, if possible; and all furniture, bedding, rugs, carpets, drapes, etc., that were removed prior to work should be cleaned before being brought back in.

Disposing of lead debris should be done using doubled-bags and placing them in the household trash. Lead debris must never be burned. Liquid wastes, including wash water, must never be dumped onto the ground; waste water should be filtered through a cloth filter before dumping it into a sanitary sewer or toilet. The filtered debris can go out with the other trash. The mops and cloths used to clean up lead dust and debris should never be used for any other purpose, and should be disposed of when the job is done.

In the end, it is safest not to undertake lead removal on your own. Contact your local health department for additional information or for help in identifying qualified contractors experienced in lead removal.

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