BARCO is a State-Licensed Lead Dust and Paint Abatement Contractor with State-Certified Workers and Supervisors Ready to Remove It
Removal of lead-based paint is not a do-it-yourself project. Scraping or sanding lead paint creates large amounts of dust that can poison anyone exposed. This dust can stay around long after the work is completed. In addition, heating lead paint can release lead into the air. For these reasons, you need a Maryland, Washington DC or Virginia state-certified professional who knows how to do the job safely and has the proper equipment to perform the clean up thoroughly can remove lead paint or dust. Occupants, especially children, seniors and pregnant women, should leave the structure until the cleanup is finished.
It is extremely important to remember that prior to any lead abatement project; the client has a duty of care and must verify that the contractor can provide proof of the following:
- A current lead abatement license from the state in which the project is taken place.
- Specific occurrence form liability insurance stating it covers lead abatement in the other section on the Insurance certificate.
- Certified worker and supervisor training within the past 12 months
- Worker fit-testing and medical surveillance within 12 months