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FAQ Lead Paint Testing

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This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions. For more information or support about all our products send us an email at info @ letsclean.com.au or call us +61 (02) 9451 8422


Lead Testing FAQ

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General Questions

Where can I purchase the product?

Answer: Ether on this website or by email to order @ letsclean.com.au
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Do I need a license for Lead Paint removal?

Answer: No, however Let’s Clean Pty. Ltd. have extensive experience in lead-abatement procedures and are a Registered Lead-Safe Contractor with the Master Painters Association of Australia, holding certificates on Lead Paint Management from Macquarie University and Standards Australia. Legislation on the stripping of lead paint may differ from state to state in Australia. -- ˆ Top ˆ

Is it hard to estimate a paint stripping or cleaning Job?

Answer: It is difficult to ascertain the correct procedure to follow when paint stripping without first carrying test samples. What works on concrete, without causing any damage, may not necessarily be the right approach when stripping timber or brickwork. -- ˆ Top ˆ

Where can I dispose lead paint scrapping?

Answer: Debris from lead-based paint removal or renovation may be double-bagged and disposed of in limited quantities in household trash. Lead debris must never be burned. Liquid wastes, including wash water, must never be dumped onto the ground; waste water should be filtered through a cloth filter before dumping into a sanitary sewer or toilet. The filtered debris can go out with the other trash. The mops and cloths used to clean up lead dust and debris should never be used for any other purpose, and should be disposed of when the job is done.We are advicing you to check with your local council before you dispose any lead based paint rubbish.

Lead Paint Testing Questions

Using a 3M™ Swabs or test kit on Walls, Plaster and Drywall?

Step by Step Instructions based on EPA recognition

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Sulfates present in drywall (gypsum) and plaster dust can interfere with 3M™ LeadCheck™ Swabs color development. It is possible with a minimum amount of care to accurately test for lead paint on plaster surfaces with 3M™ LeadCheck™ Swabs.

1. With a clean utility knife, make a nickel sized half circle cut at a low angle (about 5 degrees) cutting down to the bare drywall (gypsum) and plaster core to expose all layers of paint. Make the cut as seen in figure A

Sample Cut

2. Fold down the semicircular flap with the knife blade so that it forms a pocket.

3. Using an activated 3M™ LeadCheck™ Swab, hold the swab above the cut allowing the 3M™ LeadCheck™ reagent to flow into the pocket making sure that the liquid contacts all layers of paint both in the cut itself and the peeled back flap. Carefully rub the swab around the periphery of the peeled back flap, taking care not to contact the drywall (gypsum) or plaster. Only rub the swab on all layers of paint found on the flap. Do not rub the swab in the pocket.

4. If lead is present, a pink or red color will develop along the edges of the cut, flap, or swab tip usually within 30 seconds.

5. If no pink or red color develops, immediately confirm the negative result by squeezing a drop of the 3M™ LeadCheck™ reagent onto one of the confirmation card dots. It should turn red immediately.

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Who can help?

Ring or email Let's Clean in Sydney on 02 9451 8422. -- ˆ Top ˆ

Wikipedia, free encyclopedia.

See the website for information on Lead Paint click here. -- ˆ Top ˆ

Lead and Lead Paint?

Lead poisoning is a top environmental health hazard for young children, affecting as many as 1.7 million children age five and under, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.  Adults exposed to high levels of lead, usually in the workplace, are also at risk.

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What you should know about Lead based paint in your home: Safety Alert?

In communities where the houses are old and deteriorating, take advantage of available screening programs offered by local health departments and have children checked regularly to see if they are suffering from lead poisoning.

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  1. 3M Instant Lead Test Kit - 2 Swabs

    3M Instant Lead Test Kit - 2 Swabs

    LeadCheck™ Swabs are EPA recognised, non-toxic and provide an instant test for lead on most surfaces, including wood, ferrous metal (alloys that contain iron), drywall and plaster.

    Scroll Down for Video's on instructions how to use.

    Note: For Australia Purchases or Orders - Prices shown are inclusive of 10% GST.

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  2. Sample Test Kit

    Sample Test Kit

    The "Heritage No.1" Natural Paint Remover is a old fashioned, chloride free alkaline poultice made from 70% recycled materials. It is best suited  for the stripping of old lead paints, latex, alkyds or enamel paints from brick, sandstone, render, metal & timber.

    And for 600GL SOY•Gel™ paint remover is:
    - Formerly known as SOY•Gel™ Paint and Urethane Remover.
    - Removes Multiple Layers In One Application.
    - SAFE! No Methylene Chloride.
    - Made with 100% American Grown Soybeans.
    - Gel Formula for easy application.
    - GHS Compliant.
    - Low Odor.

    Wonder Strip - Environmental Friendly Paint Stripper
    Developed and manufactured for Let's Clean in Australia

    From $2.50 to $10.00 @ m2

    Note: For Australia Purchases or Orders - Prices shown are inclusive of 10% GST.

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