Asbestos, Lead Paint, & Mold Removal/Abatement Services in Baltimore MD
Health Risks/Hazards Caused By Asbestos
Prolonged exposure to asbestos can cause a wide array of heath hazards and diseases including but not limited to:
- Pleural Disease
- Lung Cancer
If you would like to learn more about the heath risks caused by asbestos, view this link form the CDC's website.
Asbestos Testing, Detection, and Inspection
Proper Asbestos Disposal Services
Asbestos Removal/Abatement Cost In Baltimore MD and Surrounding Areas
Lead Paint Inspection & Removal Services In Baltimore MD and Surrounding Areas
Lead paint can cause serious health issues if it is not handled, abated, and disposed of properly. Here at Mason Dixon Services we are experts at inspecting and abating lead paint and other hazardous materials. We take lead paint removal and the general handling of hazardous materials very seriously, to keep you, your loved ones, and home safe from potential harm.
What is Lead?
Lead is a base that is used in paint for some homes that were built before 1978. It has been found to have damaging health effects to humans and animals when ingested, and can have a significant impact on children even before they are born. Due to it's damaging health effects, it has been banned across the country and world, and you should hire a lead paint removal specialist to get rid of it as possible to avoid any potential harm.
Lead Paint Inspection and Testing In Baltimore MD
Before starting the work on your property we will use state of the art methods to determine just how bad the lead exposure is in your home and asses what needs to be done to remove the lead paint properly. The cost of a lead paint inspection and testing generally runs about $200 - $500. We have many years of experience inspecting lead paint in Baltimore Maryland properties and doing good quality work.
Lead Paint Abatement/Removal Cost In Maryland
The cost of lead paint abatement can vary based on many factors, but generally runs around $8 to $15 a square foot. For a whole building it run anywhere from $3,000-$45,000. Here is an article that can explain more about the cost of lead paint removal.
Lead Paint Encapsulation In Baltimore MD
Lead paint encapsulation is the process of sealing the lead in so that it's fumes and other hazardous potential is contained. We often use this as a final step after we preform lead-based paint removal services. This helps to seal in any remains of the lead, and the encapsulate has a harsh taste so children and pets don't try to ingest it. Beyond just a finishing technique we also use lead encapsulation services to provide a cheaper alternative to full scale abatement. As long as the lead levels in your home is not super high this could be a cost effective method for solving the issue.
Lead Health Dangers and Hazards
If lead paint is tampered with or damaged it can leach into the atmosphere which could add up, and lead to poisoning. If you have children in your property they could be at an increased risk of getting effected by the lead.
Some of the health risks associated with lead poisoning include, but are not limited to:
- Learning issues
- Trouble focusing
- Stunted growth
- Trouble hearing
- and more
If you would like to read more about the dangers of lead, check out this page on the EPA's website.
Lead Paint Laws In Maryland
Maryland law has very specific stipulations concerning lead paint. One of the rules suggest that rental property owners with properties built before 1978 will have to register with the Maryland Department of Environments (MDE) and follow some other specific guidelines including regular lead paint inspections. Please read this article for more information on the laws regarding lead paint in Maryland.
So if you have lead or asbestos exposure in your home, give us a call to today for lead paint abatement and asbestos removal services in Baltimore MD and surrounding areas!