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3E Invironmental is qualified to remove lead paint from lead containing painted surfaces if it is residential, commercial or industrial. We have highly trained employees in erecting complete abatement / full enclosures with negative air with dust collection systems.3E can also encapsulate lead, chemical remove lead, vacuum blast, abrasive blast with full recycling and recovery systems. Our recycling abrasive system minimizes hazardous waste and protects the public, worker and our environment. 3E Invironmental quality assurance programs documents each stage of the project.

Lead abatement is the process of safely reducing lead hazards. Lead abatement can be very dangerous if done improperly. It’s best to hire a professional contractor to remove lead from your home. If remediation work is done improperly, a greater lead hazard may be created. Before beginning any work, be aware of your local health department guidelines and state and local regulations regarding lead abatement in your city or town. When working with any contractor make sure they’re a certified lead abatement contractor like 3E Environmental. A certified professional has a very stringent lead abatement program and be able to provide qualifications and references upon request.
Use this information as a starting point to learn the basics about abatement, especially if you are considering doing any home remodeling or renovation projects. If hiring a contractor, make sure he/she is taking the necessary precautions to protect your family’s health and safety.
Safety First!
• Have your home inspected for lead by a professional contractor.
• Relocate children and pregnant women that may be in contact with lead contaminated material until after the work is completed.
• Be sure to post warning signs at all entrances to the work area.
• Seal off all doors, windows, ducts, etc., with 6-mil plastic sheeting.
• Remove all furniture, carpets, drapes, etc.
• Cover everything that remains with plastic drop cloths. Do not use newspaper or fabric drop cloths.
• Limit access to the work area, no one must enter without proper protective equipment.
• If any part of a surface (window sill, door jamb), contains lead, the entire surface must be abated. This is especially true for chipping and flaking paint.
•3E Environmental will select the abatement method that will create the least amount of dust possible, including using adequate barriers to prevent lead dust from entering the rest of the environment.
• DO NOT try to contain the emergency by dry scraping; sand with a power grinder or electric plane; burn with a torch or a heat gun; sandblast; or use chemical removers that contain methylene chloride.

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