Lead inspectors performing lead removal.


Lead paint being removed for windows in an older home.

What is Lead Abatement?

  • Lead Abatement in Syracuse, NY is an environmental service designated to reduce or eliminate the presence of lead within a home, office, or industrial setting. The overall goal is to reduce or completely eliminate the possibilities of lead poisoning.
  • Regulatory standards have been set on the state and federal level to minimize lead presence in air, soil, food, drinking water, products, and occupational settings.
  • Pre-requisites to Lead Abatement include lead Inspections, surveys, or Certified Lead Risk Assessments
  • Make sure you are using Certified Lead professionals when dealing with a probable lead issue. Safety, experience, and licensing is key when hiring a professional.
Lead inspector demonstrating how to remove lead.

How to identify if there is Lead Paint in my residential or commercial setting in Syracuse, NY

  • Homes and other buildings built before 1978 have an extremely strong possibility of having lead paint. In most cases, older structures built before 1978 have at least one layer of lead paint. If a home or building was built before 1950, the probability of lead paint presence is significantly higher.
  • Hiring a professional that is EPA certified will eliminate any error that may come in trying to do this yourself. While home lead test kits are available in retail stores, a certified lead assessor or inspector knows all of the ins and outs of proper testing techniques.
  • Alligatoring is another sign of possible lead paint. This is one telltale sign that lead paint is deteriorating. It will create patterns that look like scales.
  • In homes and buildings built before 1978, multiple layers of paint can provoke suspicion that you may have a lead based layer underneath. As stated above, multiple layers within dwellings built before 1950 raises the probability to an even higher level.
Removing lead water pipes in an older home.

What are the average costs of Lead Removal in Syracuse, NY?

  • Lead Paint Siding Wet Scrape & Encapsulation - $6.00 to $10.00 per square foot
  • Lead Paint Siding Removal & Replacement - $8.00 to $15.00 per square foot
  • Lead Paint Window Wet Scrape & Encapsulation - $100 to $300 per window
  • Lead Paint Window Removal & Replacement - $250 to $500 per window
  • Lead Paint Wet Scrape & Encapsulation of Various Surfaces - $3.00 to $5.00 per square foot
  • Lead Paint Chemical Stripping of Various Surfaces - $15.00 to $17.00 per square foot
  • Lead Paint Heat Gun Stripping of Various Surface - $15.00 to $17.00 per square foot
  • Lead Paint Drummed Waste Disposal - $700 to $900 per 55 gallon drum
Removing lead from a commercial building.

Key components of professional Lead Abatement in Syracuse, NY

  • Prior to the start of your service, it’s imperative to have all areas of treatment clear of household items or debris. Having your home ready and accessible, will improve the efficiency of our lead removal team.
  • On the day of lead abatement, our expert crew of certified lead removal specialists will be ready to start the work plan documented in your Certified Lead Abatement. Safety measures will be in place for your complete protection from airborne materials.
  • Depending on details gathered within your lead removal work plan, most lead abatements include standardized protocol. Common options for lead abatement include paint removal, encapsulation, enclosure, and replacement.
  • After your lead abatement has been completed, all debris and contaminated materials will be removed from the home.

Comprehensive Information Regarding Lead Abatement in Syracuse, NY

What Is Lead Paint?

Lead is a highly poisonous material that is everywhere. Unfortunately, you can’t see or smell it. Lead can be found in house paint (prior to 1978), plumbing materials, dirt & soil, utensils, batteries, furniture & toys (prior to 1976 or made outside of the US), fishing sinkers, art sets for children, and more.

Lead Paint Treatment & Removal

Lead paint safety can be performed in several ways: stabilization, encapsulation, enclosure or complete removal of lead paint hazards. SECG is certified to handle lead paint removal and will follow all appropriate survey and testing results to create an efficient work plan that will completely ensure your compliance.

Health Risks & Hazards:

Lead affects all organs and functions of the body to varying degrees. The list below shows many of the key lead-induced health effects:

  • Fatigue / Irritability
  • Impaired concentration
  • Hearing loss
  • Wrist / Foot Drop
  • Seizures
  • Encephalopathy
  • Miscarriages / Stillbirths
  • Reduced sperm count & motility

Lead Paint Poisoning

Lead poisoning occurs when you absorb too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead in it, such as food, dust, paint, or water. Too much lead in the body can cause irreversible problems in growth and development in children and cause serious health problems for adults. The most common source of lead poisoning is from lead-based paint and dust found in old homes or buildings.

Lead Paint Poisoning and Children

Lead poisoning -- at levels that do not cause immediate symptoms -- can permanently damage kids' brains. Before their second birthday, children are particularly susceptible to lead poisoning. They are, of course, more likely than older children to put lead-contaminated hands or toys or paint chips in their mouths. Moreover, a child's gastrointestinal tract also absorbs lead more readily than does the adult gut. Most importantly, a child's rapidly developing brain is highly vulnerable to lead toxicity. Lead poisoning is almost never a single event in which a child ingests harmful quantities of lead, gets sick, and must be rushed to the hospital. Instead, lead poisoning is an insidious, month-by-month accumulation of lead in a child's body.

Hiring a Professional Lead Abatement Company

In Syracuse, NY when looking to hire a professional mold removal firm, you should make sure that the team you hire employs certified mold removal workers. Article 32 of the NYS Dept of Labor Law, requires all remediators to be certified and licensed to perform remediation. Syracuse Environmental & Construction group has you covered for all facets of your mold related project.

Lead Abatement Project

We will take your mold assessment report and create a scientifically sound solution to your mold problem. Based on the protocol created during your inspection, we will create and implement your mold removal work plan. Our certified professionals at Syracuse Environmental & Construction Group will then carry out the process of remediation within your home or office.

Common Areas of Lead Based Paint in Homes and Buildings

  • Windows and window sills
  • Doors and door frames
  • Stairs, railings, banisters, and porches
  • Lead in household dust results from indoor sources such as deteriorating lead-based paint.
  • Lead dust can also be tracked into the home from soil outside that is contaminated by deteriorated exterior lead-based paint.
  • Renovation, repair or painting activities can create toxic lead dust when painted surfaces are disturbed or demolished.
  • Pipes and solder — Lead is used in some water service lines and household plumbing materials. Lead can leach, or enter the water, as water flows through the plumbing.
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