San Francisco Bay Area Lead Contractors
The lead contractors shown above are licensed, insured, bonded, and experienced. When cleaning up contamination, training and experience are critical. Lead dust is a primary pathway for lead to enter a child’s body. They crawl, they play, they touch the floor, they put their hands in their months. They do it over and over because lead is sweet. Lead was used as late as the 1990s in Mexican candy.
Special equipment is needed to clean up most contaminants. Professional drying equipment, a wide variety of air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, PPE, demo tools, HEPA vacuums, etc. The list is long.
Special training is also needed for workers. Containments – plastic sheets are erected around the work area before work begins to contain the lead dust from removal from entering a clean area. It is also important to know how to build a tight containment. this will prevent contamination from exiting the work area. Another mistake untrained workers may make is in the actual cleaning. The workers will wipe and scrub. Instead they need to wipe once in one direction only and fold. Wipe again and discard.
Always get a written contract that clearly outlines the Scope of Work that will be done. If you forward our report to your bidding contractors, you should get comparable bids. All reports give clear professional directions on what needs to be done. There are industry standards that all contractors are expected to know and follow – we do not repeat all the standards in our reports.
We have found in very helpful to have a phone conference call with you and your chosen lead abatement contractor. Every project has special needs and we like to discuss those needs before the work starts. We want your project to obtain successful lead clearance the first time. It’s expensive and frustrating for everyone involved to “try, try again” for clearance.
It’s helpful for the success of your project that we communicate with your environmental contractor so that accurate clearance testing can be performed, if you chose. We strongly recommend a clearance document after every type of environmental cleaning.
We hope this list helps you choose a good company for your needs.