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Yankee Fiber Control is one of New England’s largest and most experienced lead removal and abatement contractors. Lead is considered a toxic substance; therefore lead removal procedures must conform to stringent hazardous waste disposal regulations. In the last several years, agencies such as OSHA, HUD, and the EPA have established strictly enforced lead level standards.

Owners of industrial, commercial, residential, and other facilities containing lead are considered the generator of hazardous waste and are responsible for proper lead abatement and disposal. Indifference to this responsibility leaves the owner vulnerable to charges of excessive lead levels, which can result in sizable financial penalties. In cases where lead poisoning can be traced directly to a specific building or environment owners face more severe fines and legal consequences.

The most common sources of lead exposure today include:
  • Lead Based Paint
  • Lead Contaminated Dust
  • Lead Contaminated Soil
  • Drinking Water From Lead Pipes
The most common industrial sources of lead contamination include:
  • Lead Paint & Coatings – Interior & Exterior
  • Industrial Plants & Power Facilities
  • Tank Farms & Bridges
  • Lead Emissions & Pipelines
  • Ships & Ferries
Yankee Fiber Lead Abatement Solutions

Removal of lead paint or contaminated dust using improper equipment or procedures magnifies the risks to building occupants, removal experts and the environment. Yankee Fiber Control uses a variety of cost-effective methods and state of the art technology to remove lead from a multitude of buildings and structures while meeting all state and federal safety guidelines.

Yankee experts will evaluate your specific lead removal needs and develop an appropriate abatement plan with limited disruption to daily operations. Our skilled technicians may incorporate one or more of the following innovative abatement techniques, in conjunction with HEPA-filtered vacuum systems, to keep lead dust, fumes, and waste contained and disposed of properly.
  • Hand Held Shrouded Vacuum Blasting
  • Robotic UHP Water Jet Shrouded Vacuum
  • Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting (40,000psi)
  • Contained Abrasive Blasting
  • Contained Shot Blasting
  • Chemical Stripping
  • Dry Ice Blasting
About Lead Poisoning

Lead is a highly toxic heavy metal that when ingested or inhaled poses serious health risks. Long term exposure to lead, even at low levels, can cause lead poisoning in both children and adults. Signs and symptoms of lead poisoning do not usually appear until dangerous amounts have accrued. Lead levels increase gradually over time because, although lead is absorbed very slowly into the body, the rate of excretion is even slower.

The most common source of lead poisoning today, especially in children, is lead dust generated from repairs, renovations, deteriorating, chipping or peeling lead based paint. Structures built before 1978 are more likely to have lead paint which is frequently found on window sills, door frames, walls, woodwork, stairs, railings, porches, radiators, pipes, old painted toys, cribs, furniture and building exteriors.
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UHP "Hydro-Spider" lead paint removal from oil storage tank while preparing surface for immediate re-coating. Yankee crews follow closely behind…

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UHP Hydro-Spider crawling oil tank removing lead paint and preparing surface for immediate re-coating.

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Close up of Yankee’s "Hydro-Spider" robotic unit

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Delaminating asbestos and lead paint removal from 250ft. chimney stack

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Delaminating asbestos and lead paint removal from 250ft. chimney stack

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Delaminating asbestos and lead paint removal from 250ft. chimney stack

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Navy weapons compound after lead paint removal and re-coating

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Navy weapons compound after lead paint removal and re-coating


Did You Know...?
  • Structures built before 1978 are more likely to have lead-based paint.
  • The removal of lead based industrial and marine coatings is one of the leading generators of lead waste.
  • Removing lead paint improperly increases the danger to building occupants and the environment.
  • Soil located near a structure can become contaminated by lead paint and dust and ingested or tracked into the home or building.
  • Signs and symptoms of lead poisoning do not usually appear until dangerous amounts of lead have accumulated.