Have you received a violation for lead based paint? In NYC, dwellings built before 1960 are considered probable for lead based paint. In NYC, if tenants have a child under the age of 6 and they suspect lead paint, they may file a complaint with the city.
NYC landlords may receive violations for lead based paint from one of two city agencies. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) both issue these violations. DOH violations need to be addressed within 5 days and HPD violations require the problem be addressed within 30 days. In either case, timely attention is critical and Testor can help.
We can facilitate the necessary abatement and clearance as well as assistance with the needed forms for you to clear the violation with the city. The solution may be encapsulation (using a special paint-like sealant), enclosure (covering the lead surface), removal (which may involve wire brushing, scraping or sanding using a HEPA filter fitted sander) or replacement (replacing the surfaces in question). NYC requires this work be done by a EPA certified contractor. Testor is an EPA certified firm and we use only EPA certified contractors using approved remediation and cleaning methods. Contact us today for a free estimate!