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The Disaster Company provides lead removal services for homeowners, commercial property owners and property management companies in the Ogden, Utah area. Lead is a natural metal that was used to make many everyday items, such as household paint, painted toys, automotive gasoline and water pipes, prior to its ban by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1978. Lead exposure was found to cause many serious physical illnesses in children and adults, and because of this homes built prior to 1978 should be tested for the presence of lead in paint and surrounding soil. When lead testing yields a positive result in an Ogden home or commercial building, it is critical to hire an EPA-Lead Safe certified firm, such as The Disaster Company, to perform the lead abatement in order to guarantee the removal of all lead hazards.

Lead-Paint Removal

Lead pigments were used to manufacture household paints and paints for toys because lead enabled the paint to last longer and adhere to surfaces better. Studies began to reveal that lead-based paints presented significant health risks for both children and adults when ingested or inhaled, including brain damage, behavioral problems and learning problems in children, and reproductive issues in adults. Kidney damage, nerve damage, seizures and even death were also shown to be a result of overexposure to lead. Because of these risks, the sale and use of lead paints were outlawed in the United States by the EPA in 1978.

When homeowners, property owners or property managers notice chipped, or cracked paint on older structures or are planning on performing renovations or repairs to pre-1978 buildings, it is important to contract with a lead abatement firm to test for the presence of lead and properly remove any lead-based paint hazards. The State of Utah enforces EPA standards regarding lead paint removal, and the Disaster Company is certified to remove lead-paint safely.

Lead Abatement

Lead abatement in Utah includes containing the lead hazard, cleaning the area affected by lead, safely disposing of the lead, and performing a post-abatement clearance through a third party testing firm. Upon receiving a positive lead test from a certified industrial hygienist, the Disaster Company will set up a containment to prevent further lead exposure. Following a lead abatement protocol provided by the industrial hygienist, we will remove and dispose of any lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust. We will replace any lead-painted surfaces or fixtures, and remove and dispose of or permanently cover lead-contaminated soil as specified by the abatement protocol. The industrial hygienist will then perform a post-abatement test and will provide a clearance certifying that we have permanently eliminated all lead-based paint hazards.

Why Choose Us For Lead Removal?

Many Utah homeowners and property owners have trusted The Disaster Company to remove lead hazards from their properties. As a certified lead abatement firm, we must adhere to the strict laws surrounding the handling and removal of lead, providing you with peace of mind that your property will be safe for your family, employees or tenants upon completion of our work. We provide itemized estimates prior to beginning the abatement, with no hidden fees. We will complete your lead removal project thoroughly and promptly, and we provide a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

If your Ogden-area home or commercial building contains a lead hazard, contact the certified experts at The Disaster Company to restore the safety of your property.