Lead-Based Paint Removal
There are several different methods that can be used to remove lead-based paint. ARC’s experience can determine which technique is best for your situation. The techniques ARC employs for lead-based paint removal are heat guns, chemicals, blasting and mechanical. Our workforce is completely trained and has successfully completed certification requirements for lead-based paint removal. ARC routinely performance medical monitoring of its workforce to ensure safety and health. With lead abatement licenses in nearly every U.S. state, ARC follows the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) guidelines.
ARC crews handled the lead-based paint removal from the interior and exterior of the front and rear hangar doors at a facility that stores the famous Yellow Rose, a WWII B-25 Bomber. ARC also refurbished and repainted it. The hangar, built in 1940, sits on the San Marcos Airport campus—about 50 miles south of Austin, TX— which also serves as a museum, preserving WWII airplanes and artifacts. ARC finished work on the hangar doors and replaced all wood panels and window panes on time, wrapping up the project in November 2015.
A large containment ARC Houston built for lead paint removal — in an unspecified area of downtown Houston. This project was lead by general manager Rick Rickels.
According to HUD:
Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children. When lead is absorbed into the body, it can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs, like the kidneys, nerves, and blood.
Lead may also cause behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures and in extreme cases, death. Some symptoms of lead poisoning may include headaches, stomachaches, nausea, tiredness, and irritability. Children who are lead poisoned may show no symptoms.