Since 1986, Enkay Engineering has been removing lead-based paint and other lead hazards from commercial, residential, and government sites throughout Southern California, making them safer for individuals, families, employees, and the public. We are one of the oldest, most experienced, and best-qualified environmental remediation companies in the state, with thousands of projects completed and a long list of satisfied clients. We perform expert lead-based paint testing, assessment, consultation, and removal using only the safest, most up-to-date techniques and working in strict compliance with all regulations.
Lead was banned in the United States in 1977 because of the health risk it poses, but many buildings constructed between the 1940's and 1977 still contain lead-based paint. In fact, approximately 40% of US homes today contain lead-based paint. Lead is a health hazard when ingested, which can happen through hand-to-mouth contact with the lead dust that is produced by natural deterioration, repainting, or remodeling. Young children sometimes also ingest lead-based paint by eating paint chips.
Enkay Engineering can assess your home, office, or other building and determine whether there is a lead hazard present. We offer free estimates, and if there is a lead hazard, we can provide an affordable, effective solution customized for your site. Your safety is our top priority; we always use critical barriers around the work site to prevent toxic particles from spreading, and we dispose of all hazardous materials in accordance with EPA requirements. In fact, we are EPA Lead-Safe certified, and our work in most cases exceeds the standards set by regulatory agencies. Call us today to schedule your free estimate.
As of April 22, 2010, the EPA requires special certification for all renovators who plan to work in homes built before 1978 and who will disrupt more than six square-feet of lead-based paint. Make sure your contractor is properly certified.
Enkay Engineering is fully bonded, licensed, and insured, EPA Lead-Safe certified, and certified by Cal/OSHA (California Department of Industrial Relations division of Occupational Safety and Health). In addition, all our technicians are AHERA certified for work in public buildings. On every environmental remediation project, we comply with and often exceed regulations set by OSHA (the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration), NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health), SCAQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District), and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).