Tampa Lead Paint Removal

Lead Paint Removal

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After Lead Paint Removal You Can Use Your Home or Business Safely. When congress banned lead-based paint for residential use in 1978, home builders had already used lead-based paint in more than 38 million homes. At Cooper and Associates, we make homes and businesses livable. Today, our lead paint removal process allows you to use your home or business safely. We at Cooper and Associates want you to relax, have fun, and enjoy living in your home for many years to come.

That is why we carefully remediate hazardous building materials like lead paint from homes so children and parents can stretch out and relax without worries of contamination from hazardous materials.
Cooper and Associates is committed in providing lead paint remediated environments for home owners and businesses. As Soon as Lead Paint is Removed, Families Can Enjoy Living in Their Homes. Lead Poisoning Dangers

The effects of lead poisoning for children under six include:

  • Harmful effects on developing nervous systems and brains.
  • A Diminished IQ
  • Disabilities in Learning
  • Behavior Problems
  • With adults, even low lead levels in the body will create many harmful affects
  • Hypertension
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Lead transfer from mothers-to-be to their fetuses
  • Reproductive problems
  • Nerve disorders
  • Memory/concentration problems
  • Muscle and joint pain
Paint is peeling and flaking from my front door.
Flaking or peeling paint at the entry to a home can be a Lead Paint Hazard.

Lead Dust – Main Lead Exposure Source – Lead dust exposure is the most common way people get lead poisoning. Lead dust is usually invisible and comes from lead paint that is flaking, chipping, cracking, or peeling. Lead dust also comes from lead-based paint and lead-contaminated soil. Dust from deteriorating lead-based paint and lead-contaminated soil tracked into homes are the most common sources of lead poisoning.

How Lead Enters the Body
Lead enters the body by inhaling or swallowing lead dust. People risk breathing unsafe lead dust or fumes when they disturb lead-based paint by brushing, sanding, scraping, or burning. In lead-contaminated homes, people, especially children under age 6, can swallow lead dust as they eat and play. Small children sometimes eat chipping lead paint. Cooper and Associates will prepare an estimate on the cost to remove lead-based paint, along with the number of days required to remove lead-based paint from your home, business, or facility.

The Door Frame at this Front Door Entry Has Chipping Paint.
Chipping, Flaking, or Peeling Paint on a Door Frame Can Transfer Lead Dust to People’s Hands.

Cooper and Associates Lead Paint Removal Process
Before we begin removing lead paint, we clearly explain the details of the job and describe how we will minimize lead hazards during the lead-based paint removal process. For your safety, only trained and certified lead remediation technicians will be permitted in the work area while the remediation is in progress.

Reference Source for the State of Florida Lead Paint Removal Regulations
“Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting”
This book explains Florida’s Lead-Based Paint (LBP) work practice requirements.
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  1. The work area needs to be prepped with poly sheeting to protect the surrounding surfaces from being contaminated with lead-based paint.
  2. Workers should be wearing their PPE while performing the removal.
  3. Lead-based paint scrapings and debris should be contained and cleaned up as the removal is taking place.
  4. Once the surfaces have been scraped, a fine cleaning will need to be performed by use of a HEPA vacuum and a TSP (Trisodium Phosphates) type cleaning solution. Lead dust is heavier than your typical dust particle, so it generally falls to the ground.
  5. When wiping down your surfaces with cleaning solution, dispose of each rag after one use. Do not place the rag back in solution. Doing this will cross-contaminate the cleaning solution.