Lead is a cheap and useful metal found frequently in the environment and in older homes. While it has been phased out of many consumer products due to its toxicity and potential impact on human health and the environment, lead remains a significant legacy in the community.
Lead exposure in Pompano Beach
- Lead can be found in batteries, cigarettes, paints and imported toys.
- Young children, pregnant women and people with an iron deficiency have a higher risk of lead poisoning.
Very high levels of lead are uncommon in Pompano Beach but can be fatal.
Lead is a naturally occurring heavy metal and has soft greyish-blue color. People can be exposed to lead in the environment through the air, dust, food, and water. Lead is mainly absorbed into the body from eating or inhalation.
Working with lead does not present a health risk, provided you follow some lead safety practices in Pompano Beach with these very simple steps:
- Always wear protective clothing, e.g. work gloves and safety boots, when handling lead products.
- Wash your hands thoroughly – even if you’ve been wearing gloves – as soon as you’ve finished work (and before eating, drinking or smoking).
- Do not eat, drink or smoke in the immediate working area.
- When welding or burning lead products, wear safety goggles and respiratory protective equipment.
- When sweeping up in a lead storage area, wear a protective mask and, where possible, spray water onto the dust as you sweep.
- Lead is a heavy metal and care should be taken when lifting. Do not attempt to lift a roll of lead or any of our products, unless you are completely confident you can lift them safely. Make use of lifting aids whenever possible.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with ServiceMaster 247 in Pompano Beach if you need any more lead safety advice regarding working with lead.
When compared to a fire or water loss, property damage resulting from a suicide, murder or unattended death poses greater risk and complexity for the adjuster, the lead safety practices company in Pompano Beach, and of course, as a general contractor in Pompano Beach FL. Many cleaning and restoration companies in Pompano Beach will offer lead safety services, but only those that specialize in this area truly understand the science and intricacies of the decontamination process. To minimize risk for the insurance carrier and ensure the safety of the policyholder, it’s important to realize the inherent challenges of bioremediation and the processes and standards that every lead safety professional from ServiceMaster 247 must adhere to. Our trained, professional and thorough experts, will be glad to inspect your entire building or home. All the while, you will have peace of mind knowing you are in hands of the experts’ professionals here at ServiceMaster 24/7.
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