Removal is the stripping of the lead containing paint and its elimination from the premises. This is, by far, the most preferred and desirable method since it is the complete and permanent solution to a lead dust problem. However, lead dust removal is also the most costly since it involves technical equipment and stringent worker procedures to ensure safety.
Lead was banned from being used in household paints starting in 1978. This means there’s a lot of houses and commercial spaces that still have lead painted surfaces.
You’ve probably heard that lead paint can be a dangerous thing. And you’ve probably also heard that you should “check” or “test” the type of paint used on your home. But what do these things really mean, and what can you do about them?