For over three decades, Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry has been at the forefront of lead paint abatement and removal procedures. One of our aims it to create a healthy and safe environment for our clients, while also giving them peace of mind.
We will always strive to get the job done on time, safely and within budget, exceeding your expectations. Our technicians use the most up-to-date testing and investigation methods before starting the lead paint removal process, leaving your space clean and decontaminated. If your home has any areas with lead-based paint, contact us to learn more about our lead paint removal services.
Many properties built before 1978 contain lead-based paint. Back then, it was a popular choice as it was believed to decrease moisture and increase the lifespan of the paint. Lead-based paint that is not chipping or peeling and in otherwise good condition is not an issue most of the time. Nonetheless, when lead paint is rubbed, such as in windows, it can cause a health hazard, as inhaling dust with lead is harmful.
Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry is proud to be the top choice for lead-based paint removal and abatement. We are a company you can trust; we are certified to remove and discard any lead paint in your home.
If your home was built before 1978, it is highly likely that there is lead-based paint in your home, so limit your exposure to this harmful chemical by requesting an inspection. Lead-based paint can be underneath new paint, but any peeling, cracking, or chipping is hazardous to your health.
If you suspect lead paint in your home, don’t take the risk and contact Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry to properly inspect, evaluate, and eliminate all lead sources from your home.
As one of the top lead paint removal companies, we begin our process by testing the lead paint and generating an inspection report. We will then examine the contaminated area before starting the lead paint removal work. Depending on your needs and the area, we can remove the paint by covering painted surfaces, encapsulating the paint, scraping the paint, or chemically stripping the paint.
How Much Does Lead Based Paint Inspection Cost?
You cannot detect lead paint by just looking at it, so it needs to be tested and inspected. A DIY kit will typically run about $10, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends hiring an official inspector. The cost will vary depending on your location and the size of your home but expect to pay from $400 – $500.
It is estimated that around 35% of US homes contain lead-based paint, which is hazardous to you and your family’s health, particularly if you have children under the age of 6. They can ingest lead-based paint by contact with lead dust, or by eating paint chips.
Our team is up-to-date on lead based paint removal and works thoroughly and carefully to remove lead paint from your home, restoring it, so it becomes a safe environment for you and your family.
In a lot of cases, you can encapsulate lead paint, but in others, the paint must be removed entirely. Lead paint removal is best left to the professionals as sanding and grinding is required during removal and this leads to lead paint dust, which is highly toxic. Therefore, it can be hazardous to DIY this job.
The EPA estimates that the cost to remove lead paint is around $10 per square foot, though this cost will depend on various factors. If you are interested in lead paint removal, contact the professionals at Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry.
Lead paint abatement and removal requires special tools and training. If your house has lead paint, give the professionals a call, as we are licensed and certified in exterior lead paint removal. When you try to remove lead paint from the exterior of your home, dust and flaking can contaminate your soil. You can count on our experts for thorough and safe lead paint removal; we have the expertise and equipment to deal with any potential hazards while you and your family stay safe.
There are various factors that go into consideration when adding up the cost of lead paint removal. Sometimes complete removal is not necessary, and a homeowner can decide for encapsulation, which considerably cuts the price - sometimes as much as 80%. While this option is more affordable, it has the downside of not being a permanent fix, as encapsulation can sometimes be worn away or damaged through frequent use or touch.
You have several options when it comes to lead based paint abatement. One of the methods is encapsulation, which is commonly the most affordable and least complicated option. This method involves rolling or brushing on a paint-like coating, encapsulating the lead-based paint and preventing the release of paint dust or chips into your home.
Another method is enclosure, where the surface painted with lead based paint is covered with a new surface, such as covering a window sill with vinyl cladding or putting up new drywall. Otherwise, the paint can be removed entirely with a variety of approaches such as scraping or wire brushing. If you are interested in lead-based paint abasement, contact Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry to discuss your options and receive a free quote.
The average cost of removing lead paint can vary a great deal, based on a broad range of factors, but national statistics average an estimate of $1,800. Depending on the surface, a less substantial job covering a small area could be around $1,000, where a large area or a big project could cost you at least $5,000.
At Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry, we take pride in the quality of our lead paint removal services. Our decades of experience have allowed us to offer our clients a broad range of lead abatement options, to meet their particular needs. Contact us to receive a free quote and to see how we can help you create a healthier home environment.
At Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry, we’re proud to be expertly trained lead paint removal contractors, efficiently removing lead-based paint while safeguarding against the release of hazardous paint particles or dust into your home. We have several ways of removing lead paint, either by encapsulation or removal. Contact us if you’re looking for a certified lead paint removal contractor specializing in lead paint abatement.
Lead poisoning can cause serious health hazards including behavioral problems and learning disabilities in children, and kidney damage, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure in adults. Luckily, the health risks can be prevented. If you live in a home that was built before 1978, contact us for our industry-leading lead paint removal service.
OSHA or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulates industrial activities and facilities, ensuring the population is safe from health hazard. Since removing lead paint can potentially be a health hazard, OSHA has regulations regarding this practice.
The technicians at Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry are certified and trained in safety regulations and OSHA requirements, so contact us on (914) 449-4315 if you need to have lead paint removed from your home.