The problem with having so many historical, beautiful 19th-century architecture in Boulder is that it is likely to have lead paint within its walls. Lead paint removal or remediation becomes a necessary treatment for many of these homes are the paint begin to deteriorate and the lead poses a threat to the health of those within the building. After proper lead paint testing, the paint may not have to go through lead paint removal, even if it does contain lead, as there are many different methods to control the hazard for your Boulder building. In any case, if you’re living or working out of an older building in Boulder, reach out to Cherry Inc. so we can get started on solutions to eliminate the hazard that lead paint poses through lead paint testing and lead paint removal services.
Lead paint Remediation Techniques Include:
Removal – Boulder’s most popular method of lead remediation is lead paint removal. When our tests have been run and test positive for lead in your Boulder building, we can conduct lead paint removal through sanding, wire brushing, or liquid paint remover. Cherry Inc. in Boulder assists our clients to help them understand the process and duration of our lead paint removal, and we will always try and cause as little damage as possible during the abatement process.
Replacement –When lead paint removal isn’t the solution for you, replacement is a viable option for our Boulder clients. This abatement process involves removing and replacing the lead-contaminated surfaces of your Boulder home with new units. This is an extreme version of the lead paint removal process but has the advantage of starting over fresh for the Boulder homeowners and business owners whose surfaces won’t survive other types of lead paint removal.
Encapsulation –To fix the threat of lead paint in your Boulder home without going through with lead paint removal involves two other methods. One of these is encapsulation where the existing paint is coated with a long-lasting, paint-like substance. This solution is not permanent, and abrasion over time will make the people in your Boulder building at risk. However, this is a great solution for smaller, simpler issues for the client in Boulder who don’t want more intensive processes of lead paint removal.
Enclosure –The other method of lead paint abatement that does not require lead paint removal is the enclosure. The lead-containing area of your Boulder building will be sectioned off by drywall or another material. The drawback with enclosure is that the lead paint stays on the surfaces and must be handled again if the enclosing surface needs to be taken down or sustains damage. Enclosure is an “out of sight, out of mind” solution to lead paint removal for the Boulder client.
Should you need lead paint removal for your home or old building you own or manage, contact the Cherry Inc. today. We will inspect the situation and resolve these environmental issues quickly and effectively with our experienced team. For the health and safety of those you love, take steps to make your environment safe, and the threat of lead poisoning at bay. Call Cherry Inc. to get your older building inspected and protect yourself with lead paint removal if necessary, call today!