A safe solution for Lead Paint Removal
Wet Abrasive Surface Preparation (WASP) provides commercial and industrial lead paint removal in Melbourne, Australia.
Using abrasive blasting applications, and chemical removal systems, our highly trained onsite and mobile technicians can remove lead paint safely to ensure that no further contaminates are present on your company’s premises.
- We test for lead
- We seal off the areas in which lead paint is present as well as the vents
- We utilize wet scraping and sanding which keeps more lead dust from forming
- We use chemicals to strip paint where it is not safe to use wet scraping and sanding
Removing Lead Paint
It is important that any blasting contractor you hire to do this work is highly-trained and experienced in the techniques of how to remove lead paint.
Contractors who are inexperienced in lead paint removal can actually cause more exposure in an attempt to abate it.
At WASP, we are very experienced and highly-trained in the procedures and techniques of removing lead paint.
We pride ourselves in creating a job environment that is safe for our clients both during the work and after our work has been completed.
This is facilitated via stringent in-house and 3rd party testing, inspection and environmental air monitoring.
The Dangers of Lead Paint
There are many buildings and structures in Melbourne that were built before or in the early 1970’s. Those homes usually were painted with lead paint. Lead paint, due to its toxicity, was banned in Australia in 1970 but continued to be used until remaining supplies were exhausted for several years after.
In children, even low levels of lead poisoning in the blood can cause learning difficulties, stunted growth, and behavioural issues, this is amplified exponentially in children under 6 years of age where brain development is incomplete and even more so in foetus’in the womb.
Exposure to lead can cause a myriad of symptoms from tiredness, headaches and nausea, through to catastrophic failure of many of the bodies vital organs and death.
Lead accumulates in the body over time in the sort tissue, bones and teeth and is extremely hard to remove through the body’s waste system.
Taking these dangers of lead paint as well as environmental health and safety into mind, we have invested in offering proven lead paint removal solutions.
How to Do Lead Paint Removal?
Lead paint removal should be handled by qualified professionals, who know which methods are best used for safe removal. Even though lead is no longer used in paint, it can be found on and in buildings completed prior to the changes in regulations.
Lead is a harmful chemical that can cause short-term ailments as well as long-term conditions so no removal should be attempted by an untrained individual without the right equipment.
What’s the Difference Between Chemical and Abrasive Blasting Lead Paint Removal?
Chemical paint stripping is a method that uses chemicals deemed as safe and environmentally friendly. The use of this method allows for complete removal and neutralisation of lead paint. The right stripping chemicals make it non-hazardous for transport. This is currently the preferred method of lead removal.
Abrasive blasting eliminates paint under pressure. It’s a fast and efficient method of paint removal. However, it creates dust particles in the process. For blasting applications to be safe in the context of lead removal a tight containment of the area being treated is required.