LEAD PAINT SURVEYS
Lead paint surveys & lead paint removal in Southend, Chelmsford & Nationwide
Based in Thurrock, Clarity ECL provides essential lead paint surveys to customers across the country. We handle South East customers – including Basildon, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Clacton, Ipswich, London, Luton, Milton Keynes, and Southend – and those further afield. Whatever your concerns regarding lead paint might be, you can rely on us to keep you safe.
What is lead paint?
Lead paint (sometimes called lead-based paint) describes several different products used for both internal and external decoration. At its simplest, it is literally any paint that contains lead, though different products include it for different reasons. Some paints utilise lead as a pigment, while others use it as a drying agent, or to protect against corrosion.
Why is lead paint a hazardous material?
The paint itself, properly applied and intact, is not dangerous. The problem comes some years after application, when it begins to flake, crumble, and peel. The paint flakes turn into a metallic dust that can travel on the air. This dust is easily ingested or inhaled by both adults and children, resulting in lead poisoning.
What are the symptoms of lead poisoning?
Lead poisoning can be potentially lethal and is extremely dangerous to children and adults alike. In children it can cause stunted growth and delayed development. In adults it can cause reproductive problems, including decreased sperm production. Across all ages, symptoms can include damage to the nervous system and kidney damage, even from ingesting minute amounts.
What should I do if I have lead paint in my property?
The first thing you need to do is contact Clarity-ECL who’s trained and qualified experience surveyors. We will not only confirm the presence of lead paint, but also how hazardous it is in its current state. The lead paint can then either be repaired and encapsulated to prevent further deterioration, or removed entire. Lead paint inspection and testing is always required as part of CDM Regulations and The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 when you are planning to undertake any demolition or refurbishment works within your premises.
What can Clarity ECL do for me?
The team at Clarity ECL is made up of highly-trained and fully-qualified lead survey professionals. With decades of relevant, on-the-job experience between them, they are a team of surveyors to be relied upon. They have the tools and expertise to handle any lead paint situation. Here are just a few of the solutions they provide.
Lead paint surveys
With a lead paint survey from Clarity ECL, you can be sure that your property has been thoroughly checked. We inspect inside and out, doing on-site evaluations for any given area of paint. We’re not just looking for the presence of lead paint, but also its condition and the potential risk it poses.
Lead paint testing
The process of undertaking a lead paint surveys or lead paint sampling is much the same as other types of inspections. A qualified and trained surveyor will attend site to carry out the survey or sampling as directed by the client. The samples will be analysed by an independent, accredited, laboratory to determine the lead content by (ICP-MS Analysis). The samples containing lead will be identified and the percentage of lead contents calculated, to be put into risks of High, Medium, Low and Very Low.