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 the handling of hazardous materials very seriously, to keep you, your loved ones, and home safe from 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 abatement.
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 exposure in your Maryland home, give us a call to today for lead paint abatement!