Nearly 100% of all structures built before 1940 are contaminated with some form of lead based paint. While lead based paint usage was banned in residential structures in 1978, as many as twenty percent of residential structures built between 1959 and 1974 will still contain some layers of lead paint. Since the use of lead paint in commercial structures has never been banned, the likelihood of finding lead paint hazards in commercial properties increases substantially.
The dangers of lead-based paint contamination become prevalent as it ages. As lead-based paint becomes older, it begins to chip, crack and flake.
Through wear, many of these chips and flakes become powdered into dust. This dust settles and is then picked up on the hands and transferred to the mouth when eating, or becomes airborne and is inhaled directly into the lungs, either way causing lead poisoning.
What SSI can provide for your lead abatement needs:
- Over 20 years of experience
- All employees properly trained according to OSHA standards
- All employees have proper medical surveillance according to OSHA standards
- State of the art knowledge, equipment, and training