Maven Construction Group is a Certified Lead Abatement Contractor (100886-R-I-8391-10-00312) and a leading provider of lead paint abatement, lead paint removal and lead paint remediation services in the greater Gainesville, FL, region. We handle both small and large projects including residential properties, commercial buildings, government facilities, and schools. Our restoration company can provide a full scope of services to support any lead abatement and removal projects including abatement, containment, encapsulation, removal, and disposal. Federal law requires contractors who disturb painted surfaces in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Always ask to see your contractor’s certification so that you can be sure your home and family are in good hands.
What Does Lead Abatement & Removal Include?
Our highly trained staff consists of the most technically-trained lead abatement professionals in the business. No matter the size of the job, Maven Construction Group can successfully test and remove any lead-based paints, coatings, and lead-bearing components with a variety of techniques, such as:
- Mechanical lead paint removal (brushes, scrapers)
- Abrasive blasting paint removal
- Chemical stripping paint and coating removal
- Decontamination of lead dust with HEPA vacuum
- Abrasive blasting of tanks and exterior structures
- Transportation and disposal of lead-contaminated soil
- Removal and replacement of lead-bearing components
- Enclosure with a durable substance
- Encapsulation with a lead barrier compound
What Are The Dangers Of Lead?
- Lead can affect the brains of children as well as developing nervous systems, leading to reduced IQ, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Lead is also extremely harmful to adult health.
- Lead in dust is the most common way in which people are exposed to lead. People can also absorb lead in soil or paint chips. Lead dust is often invisible.
- Lead-based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978.
- Projects that disturb painted surfaces can create dust and endanger you and your family. Don’t let this happen to you — contact us today.
What Should I Do If My Property Has Lead?
Due to the hazardous nature of lead in a home or business, it’s important that you hire experts in the lead abatement and removal industry. Maven Construction Group has successfully completed effective and efficient lead abatement and removal projects from both commercial and residential properties throughout North Central Florida for years. When you contact us for lead abatement services, our team will promptly arrive with the most up-to-date technology and equipment, including HEPA air filtration systems if necessary.
Once lead removal services are complete, we provide each client with documentation regarding air sampling; our lead removal contractors; code-regulated waste disposal of any lead-based materials removed from the property; and all applicable permits. We ensure each client is left with a pristine lead-free property and all of the necessary documentation of services performed.
If you suspect the flaking or peeling paint in your structure or other parts of your home or business contains lead, call Maven Construction Group for lead testing. We will answer any questions and make removing lead from your property an effective and complete process.
How Should I Choose A Lead Abatement Contractor?
Make sure your lead abatement and removal contractor is certified and can clearly explain the details of the job and how he or she will minimize lead hazards throughout their work. You can verify that a contractor is certified with the EPA’s Renovation, Repair & Painting Program or by calling the National Lead Information Center at 1 (800) 424-LEAD (5323).
The work practices the contractor must follow when dealing with lead-based paint include the following.
- Contain the work area so that dust and debris do not escape from that area. Warning signs must be displayed and plastic or other impermeable material and tape must be used where appropriate.
- Avoid renovation methods that generate large amounts of lead-contaminated dust. Some methods generate so much lead-contaminated dust that their use is prohibited.
- Clean up thoroughly. The work area should be cleaned daily to keep it as clean as possible. When all of the work is done, the area must be cleaned using special cleaning methods before taking down any plastic that isolates the work area from the rest of the home.