Services we offer:
- Fire Damage: Board Up Service, Structural Cleaning, Content Restoration, Content Inventory, Pack out & Storage
- Water Damage: Structural Drying, Document Drying, Mold Remediation, Raw Sewage Cleanup
- Electronic & Equipment Restoration
- Odor Control
- Catastrophic Storm Response: Debris Removal Service, Wind Damage, Tree Removal
- Lead Abatement
- Biohazard & Crime Scene Cleanup
Signs of lead poisonings
Lead poisoning can be hard to detect and often symptoms donâ€™t appear until dangerous amounts have accumulated.
The Mayo Clinic offers these signs:
- Children â€“ Irritability, loss of appetite, weight loss, sluggishness and fatigue, abdominal pain,vomiting, constipation and learning difficulties.
- Adults â€“ high blood pressure, declines in mental functioning, pain, numbness or tingling of the extremities, muscular weakness, headache, abdominal pain, memory loss, mood disorders, reduced or abnormal sperm count, miscarriage or premature birth.
What is lead and why is it dangerous?
Lead is a heavy metal from the carbon group used in many materials and products such as, paint, plumbing supplies and gasoline. Lead is a toxin that can harm people, especially young children and pregnant women.
Children six years old and younger are most at risk because their bodies are still developing. Exposure can cause learning and behavioral problems and possibly damage their brains, kidneys and other organs. A pregnant womenâ€™s exposure can cause low birth weight, premature birth and brain damage in her infant.
The testing and abatement process
Even before testing is performed, the first step in lead abatement is to educate the owner, even before testing is preformed, of risks. Then, Clarke Contractors follows a process of preparation, testing and clean up where we:
- Enclose the area with plastic sheeting, sealing up all windows, doors, ventilation ducts and other openings to prevent spread of lead dust.
- Post warning signs outside the site and around the containment area.
- Place the area under negative air pressure to ensure no air leaks from the controlled area into adjacent areas.
- Test for lead in specific areas using an EPA certified or authorized test kit.
- Abate areas that tested positive, minimizing disturbance of the material and using water to prevent spreading harmful dust.
- Clean all equipment in the contained area afterwards.
- Perform a final clearance test to ensure all areas have been properly cleaned.
Keep our number handy
You might not have a severe situation but if you suspect lead problems in your home or business, call Clarke Contractors 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.