There are several different methods for lead paint removal. Each has its own pros and cons. Lead paint remediation is not a one size fits all job, so it’s important that we collaborate with you in deciding which method will be the best option for the situation in your Davis home or business property. Some of those options include encapsulation, enclosure, removal, and replacement.
Encapsulation and enclosure are processes that seal in surfaces that have been contaminated by lead paint. These can be ideal options if the paint has not started chipping or deteriorating. With encapsulation, it involves coating the surface in a paint-like material and creates a watertight seal. However, if the surface is something that is in repeated use, like a door or window, the material may not hold up in the long term. Enclosure involves putting up drywall and aluminum cladding. This is also a good solution, but the lead paint may one day need removal if renovations require taking down the drywall.
Two other methods for lead paint remediation are removal and replacement. With removal, technicians employ wet scraping or wet sanding. It’s too dangerous to do dry sanding or burning off the paint, and the EPA strictly forbids this as a lead paint removal method. As for replacement, this involves completely removing the affected surfaces from the property and replacing them with new material. This is considered more of a last resort and would be used if it’s been determined that lead paint particles have spread so much that removal can’t be accomplished.
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Banconn Enterprise, Inc. is a locally owned construction and restoration company that has been serving Davis since 2011. Our contractors are licensed, insured, and bonded so that you know you will receive hassle free, quality, service. From commercial and residential cleanups to restoration services, you can trust that we can handle your project from start to finish â€” regardless of the size or scope. We strive to be a valuable resource in Davis, which is why you can reach us 24/7.