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Lead Contamination After a Disaster

Posted on February 05, 2013
by Wendy Stackhouse

We’ve been reading a lot about the problems that the victims of Superstorm Sandy are still having because of damage to their homes and other buildings, especially mold from water damage, but mold is not the only thing that can be a challenge after a flood.

We were recently called in to remove some lead that had been exposed in an apartment because of water damage from a flood upstairs and our own Krystle Pacay got us some great pictures!

Alliance Van

Lead paint removal, to be done safely, takes preparation and isolation to prevent any lead dust contaminating other parts of the residence or going home with the cleanup crew.

Isolating lead

Then the lead paint removal team can move in and start the project:

Ready to begin

You can see here that there was a lot to clean up:

lead contaminated flooring

The team from Alliance Environmental Group removed the lead paint and damaged building materials and disposed of it all properly, without danger to themselves, the apartment residents or Krystle!

We expect our teams to send us even more great process photos of future projects. Thanks, Krystle! See you next time!

Van door

Wendy Stackhouse has been the Online Community Manager for AirTek and our parent company, Alliance Environmental Group, which offers residential and commercial cleaning, pest control, demolition, structural pasteurization and many other environmental services, since October of 2011. Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for more updates on indoor air challenges!

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