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Lead Abatement

Expert Lead Abatement Services: Keeping You & Your Environment Safe

Lead paint removal or lead abatement is just as important for commercial properties as it is for residential properties. In fact, commercial properties may have an even greater risk of lead exposure due to their larger size and higher occupancy levels.

Lead can be found in many commercial buildings, particularly those built before 1978. Exposure to lead paint can lead to lead poisoning which is especially hazardous to young children, pregnant women, and people with certain medical conditions. Therefore, it is important to remove or abate lead in a safe and effective manner to protect the health and safety of all occupants.

The process of lead abatement in commercial properties follows similar guidelines to residential properties. Certified professionals trained in safe removal techniques should be employed, and they should follow the guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure lead hazards are controlled.

Commercial Lead Abatement

During the lead abatement process, there may be some disruptions to daily operations, such as the need to temporarily vacate the building or restrict access to certain areas. However, it is important to remember that these measures are necessary to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Once the lead has been removed or abated, it is important to follow up with regular inspections to ensure that the lead hazard does not reoccur. This includes monitoring for any signs of peeling or chipping paint, as well as conducting regular dust wipe tests to ensure that there is no residual lead dust in the air.

Commercial property owners and managers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their occupants, and that includes addressing any potential lead hazards. If you suspect that your commercial property may contain lead, it is important to contact a certified professional to assess the situation and determine the best course of action.


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Our kitchen had a leak in the ceiling that required some demo. Turned out the old tile countertops had lead in the edge tiles. The Alliance techs Miguel and Jose came out and abated the tile countertops so the res of the demo could begin. Recommend these guys.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In 1978, the federal government enacted a ban on lead paint for consumers, recognizing the potential hazards it presented. Many homes built before 1978 used lead paint. Exposure to this type of paint can cause many problems, though the symptoms can be subtle. They’re most likely to present in children. The signs of lead paint exposure include:

  • Irritability or mood disorders.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Headaches.
  • Difficulty learning.

Short-term effects of lead paint exposure may include loss of appetite, weight loss, muscle and joint pain, and fatigue. Long-term effects of lead paint exposure include hearing loss, seizures, premature births by pregnant women and abnormal sperm counts for men.

It is possible but unwise to try to remove lead paint yourself. Professionals know exactly what to do, whereas you may not remove all of the paint from your home or office if you attempt to do it yourself. You could also remove it improperly and spread the problem. Your safety depends on proper lead paint removal.

The federal government requires lead paint abatement contractors to gain certification and follow predetermined procedures. During abatement, contractors make the paint completely inaccessible or permanently remove it using techniques such as:

  • Encapsulation: Coating the surface of the lead paint entirely to seal it
  • Enclosure: Putting a new surface over the old one with lead paint
  • Removal: Using liquid paint removers and paint removal tools to eliminate lead paint
  • Replacement: Removing and replacing anything with lead paint, such as windows and doors

Our crews set up a containment area by installing poly sheeting, tacky mats and a negative pressure air machine. Our technicians have personal protective equipment, including fitted respirators, to keep themselves safe as they employ a HEPA filter vacuum to gather lead paint chips and dust. We keep the area sealed until everything has been removed.

The length of the project depends on how much lead paint you have to remove. It could take a few days or a few weeks. The cost of lead paint removal also depends on how much of it is present in your space.

If your home or office was built before 1978, it may have lead paint. The older the structure is, the more likely it is to have it. You will need to get a risk assessor or certified lead-based paint inspector to run tests to determine for sure whether you have lead paint and need removal service. According to federal lead regulation, property owners are responsible for disclosing lead paint presence.


  • Doors and frames
  • Windows and windowsills
  • Banisters, railings and stairs
  • Porches

Choose Alliance Environmental for Lead Abatement

If you live in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon or Washington, Alliance Environmental can complete your lead paint mitigation project quickly and efficiently. We have more than 25 years of experience and have completed more than 200,000 jobs. Our management and leadership team has chosen to make a capital investment in innovative equipment to ensure we do the job right every time.

Contact us today to get a quote on your lead removal job.