Lead Testing and Abatement
Air Care & Restoration personnel use a portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer or swabs to test for lead in coatings, dust, and other materials. Additionally, samples of dust and paint chips are collected and sent to a certified lab for confirmation. A report is written summarizing the results of the field and lab test results.
Containment is required in order to prevent contamination from moving outside of the area. Workers must wear appropriate personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to airborne lead containing dust. Lead contaminated paint is removed by either wet sanding or scraping or by removing underlying substrate (trim or wall). Lead contaminated dust is vacuumed by High Efficiency Particle Air filtration. All lead contaminated waste is collected in 6-mil polyethylene bags and disposed of according to local hazardous waste regulations. In general, an abatement protocol will be written for each case and the work supervised by a Lead Certified Supervisor.
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