Lead Removal and Abatement – Dangers and Handling Precautions

Lead removal is a task with significant risks. If you believe you have lead-based paint in areas of your older home, you shouldn’t try to deal with the problem yourself. A licensed team of abatement and removal specialists will have the experience and resources to test for and remove the substance from your home or business.
The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA states,  “you should hire a certified lead professional to test your home for lead and to do any needed work. There are standards in place for certifying lead-based paint professionals to ensure the work is done safely, reliably and effectively.” Since prolonged ingestion and exposure creates more risk, we recommend all customers who believe they may have the substance present in your home or property to at least have us out for an inspection. If nothing else, you will have peace or mind or a plan to move forward for removal. 
Since lead is a substance that is regulated at the federal level, contractors dealing with removal in a professional capacity must be licensed by their state to do so. This licensing process requires individuals to attend training courses offered by a provider that is accredited with the department of health in their state. These training providers are regularly audited by the state to make sure they are in compliance with state statutes and regulations. Abatement contractors must receive their own licensing as a business handling this type of work, and these contractors are subject to random inspections to ensure that they remain in compliance with the regulations, including work practice and safety standards. 
SMART Environmental Services provides abatement services in commercial buildings as well as in homes. Our team has years of experience to make your home or business safer for your family, employees or customers. If your home or business was built before 1978, consider abatement or removal today.
If you need someone to handle lead abatement removal in your building in the Kansas City area, SMART Environmental Services can help. Call us today at (913) 355-5303 or visit our website to contact us online. Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect yourself!

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