Fact about LEAD:

Dust and debris can contain lead and lead-contaminated materials, which can be poisonous with very small amounts being toxic to both children and adults. Children swallow lead-contaminated dust during ordinary play activities and adults swallow or breathe it during work activities and workers can bring lead-contaminated dust home and unknowingly poison their families. According to 2006 EPA report, “Childhood lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the U.S.”

Photo: Peeling Lead Paint

Lead Abatement: Facilities

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. is a licensed, experienced and compliant lead abatement firm that operates in the States of Texas, Louisiana and surrounding states. Our company has performed hundreds of lead removal and abatement projects since 2003. 

We provide a full scope of services to support any Lead Abatement or Removal project, including abatement, dust decontamination, encapsulation, containment, component removal, and disposal. 

Our team members have extensive training certifications and safety training, and 1 Priority is one of the largest lead abatement lead abatement contractors in Texas.  Our teams safely remove and dispose of lead based paints, coatings, contaminants, and lead bearing components with minimal disruption to operations, using a variety of techniques that include:

  • Mechanical lead paint removal--brushes, scrapers
  • Chemical stripping paint and coating removal
  • Decontamination of lead dust with HEPA vacuum
  • Transportation and disposal of lead contaminated soil
  • Removal and replacement of lead containing components
  • Window and frame removal for high rise buildings
  • Enclosure with a durable substance
  • Encapsulation with a lead barrier compound

The two primary removal processes in the industry are lead hazard reduction and lead abatement; and, some projects requiring a combination of both.

1 Priority has performed a a wide variety of successful lead, lead dust and lead paint abatement projects for commercial and industrial facilities,  including numerous projects for governmental and aerospace companies where security and safety is of utmost importance. 

Our team members are a recognized leader in Interim Controls to comply with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development lead-based paint regulations as specified by the HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control.

Lead. 1 Priority. Your Solution.

featureD project

Location: Grand Prairie, Texas
Project: Aerostructures Company

1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. assisted Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. in remaining in EPA emissions compliance in their paint booths removal and rebuilding program by abating 100% of the lead-based paint from all structural steel and exhaust ventilation systems.

Lead Project Size: $500,000

General & Prime Contractors: Beard Mechanical Contractors; Freer Mechanical Contractors; GES Mechanical Services; Holleman Construction Company; and Tyson Building Corporation