Services: Lead Abatement
Lead – A Toxic Danger to You and Your Family
If your home was built before the 1980s, there’s a good chance that lead was used in the house’s construction. From lead water pipes to lead-based paint, lead was used as a building material until the broad public fully understood the metal’s toxic, poisonous nature. For example, lead is particularly harmful to children under the age of 6. Lead can cause permanent damage to a child’s nervous system, even causing mental disorders like ADD and ADHD. Lead accumulates in the body and is stored in the bones as it can mimic calcium. This lead can be released back into the blood stream in times of stress years later. Children under the age of 6 haven’t yet developed the blood-brain barrier and the effects of lead are way more pronounced in children because of this.
The problem you face by living in a home that was painted with lead-based paint, for example, is that your family is continuously exposed to lead chemicals. If friction is brought against a lead-painted surface, that creates lead dust, which is poisonous. Every time a lead-painted window is opened or closed, that causes friction and releases lead dust. Another example would be if deteriorating lead paint on the exterior of a home is washed off during a heavy rainstorm, that can contaminate exposed soil and plants. All of these can create a toxic environment, making it difficult to live in a lead-painted home and keep your family safe at the same time.
Solving the Problem and Protecting Your Family
J W Bailey Construction is fully licensed with all of the credentials and certification needed to perform lead abatement on your home. Lead in homes is always a risk factor, and that risk is greatly exacerbated when you start trying to repaint, perform renovations or repairs, or generally work on your home.
That’s why, whenever you hire a general contractor to perform work on an older home or structure, be sure the individual is fully certified in lead abatement! Our experienced and professional team is highly competent in dealing with lead-based building materials. We will perform any home improvements you desire and make your home safer in the process.
Our team uses a comprehensive approach to lead mitigation, including:
- Component Replacement
- Soil treatment
This approach safely addresses the lead in your home and removes it safely.
Some of the precautions that go into our approach includes PPE for lead dust, Tyvek suits, gloves, and respirators. We use HEPA vacuums to collect the lead dust, zip walls for containment, Tack Matts to collect lead dust off our booties, D- Wipes, a 3 bucket system for cleanup, and many other things to ensure the environment is made safe.
Peace of Mind in a Safe, Lead-Free Home
Imagine how great it will feel to rest easy knowing your home is no longer contaminated with lead-based paint, pipes, or other materials! Solving this problem makes your home function better, significantly improves resale value, gives you a great deal of peace of mind, and makes your home much more comfortable and safe.
If you are ready to greatly improve your home’s appeal and safety, please call J W Bailey Construction today at (260) 229-2996. We’d be more than happy to provide you with a quote!
From Rebecca P., a client of ours:
“Great group of guys did good work hope to work with them agian. Would recommend them highly.”