LEAD & MOLD ABATEMENT
Most structures built before 1960 contain heavily leaded paint, and some structures built as recently as 1978 may also contain lead paint. The lead was placed in the paint as a way to make it last longer. Tiny pieces of peeling or chipping lead paint are dangerous if ingested.
Lead dust that is inhaled may be a serious health hazard. Lead damages the brain, nervous system and kidneys. This damage can be permanent, and is especially dangerous to children and pregnant and/or nursing women. Lead-based paint is the most common source of lead poisoning in children. Some common places in the home where lead can be a health hazard include:
- Windows and window sills
- Doors and door frames
- Stairs, railings and banisters
- Porches and fences
- Exterior siding
SCE has performed more than 500 lead-based paint abatement projects over the last ten years. Our projects have included multi-family public housing, single-family residences, historic rail stations, industrial/manufacturing plants, government and military installations, commercial buildings, bridges, water towers and public and private schools. We have successfully completed a variety of lead abatement techniques that include; chemical stripping, CO2 blasting, sand blasting, HEPA shrouded needle-guns, component removal, stabilization, encapsulation and wet blasting.