In Massachusetts and New Hampshire homeowners can do a significant amount of deleading/abatement after minimal training.
A HEPA vacuum is a must for any deleading/abatement project.
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. HEPA vacuums filter out 99.97% of particles down to a size of 0.3 microns (very small). Don’t be fooled by cheap shop vacuums with a HEPA filter. There is much that can “Blow By” the filter and out of the small gaps in a shop vac. True HEPA vacuums cost between $300 and $1000 dollars, depending on the size. HEPA vacuums are required for owner and contractor abatement projects in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Indoor Air Quality Tips
Children, the elderly and individuals with compromised immune systems are most susceptible to mold or indoor air quality issues.
Most exposures are through inhalation (breathing). Some, however can affect people through ingestion, through the skin or eyes.