Massachussetts -Lead Paint Removal

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  1. Jul 9, 2012 #1

    NailBanger

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    we are about to "flip" a piece of property in Massachusetts..
    i am concerned about the lead paint.
    my concerns are
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    removal/disposal of window/door casings w/lead paint.
    any information re: this subject would be greatly appreciated!
    keep them hammers going.
    Rich

    winbrich@yahoo.com
    ty
     
  2. Jul 10, 2012 #2

    inspectorD

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    I would call a demolition company to remove all the lead coated surfaces, have it tested, and signed off on. Mass is not a friendly state when it comes to regs.:2cents:
     
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    NailBanger

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    Thank you = did just that !
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 #4

    asbestos

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    the epa has a good section on lead stuff in general. Small areas are not a problem if you do the research and know the right methods. but professional abatement companies can often do it at a reasonable cost and are certainly the way to go for big projects. I'ts kind of like drywall. you could do it yourself, but if it's a whole house or a few rooms your probably better off leaving it to people who just do that.
    http://www.epa.gov/lead/
    Check all the regs too- the buyers will.
     

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