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Lead & Asbestos Removal Services for Homeowners Nationwide

If your home contains lead or asbestos, professional lead and asbestos abatement is essential for ensuring the health and well-being of everyone in your residence. The lead and asbestos removal experts at ATI Restoration conduct comprehensive inspections to identify both lead-based paint and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).

Residential lead and asbestos abatement involves the systematic process of identifying the areas of a home that contain asbestos and/or lead and developing an integrated abatement plan. Through this comprehensive process, our professionals can:

  • Identify lead-based paint and asbestos-containing materials
  • Develop an integrated abatement plan
  • Notify appropriate regulatory authorities and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Safely remove lead and asbestos from the property
  • Provide a post-abatement report summarizing all activities conducted during the process

ATI Restoration is a trusted authority in the fields of fire damage remediation and restoration and water damage remediation and restoration. Our comprehensive solutions and tireless commitment to customer service ensure that your needs and goals will be met—if not exceeded.

With more than 60 locations throughout the country, we are uniquely positioned to handle emergencies whenever they arise. Our 24-Hour Emergency Response guarantees that your lead and asbestos issues will be addressed promptly and your home will be restored as soon as possible.

ATI Restoration also provides lead and asbestos abatement services for commercial properties. Learn about commercial lead and asbestos abatement.

Why Do I Need Professional Lead and Asbestos Abatement?

Professional lead and asbestos abatement is essential for several reasons, primarily related to health and safety concerns. Lead and asbestos are hazardous materials that can pose serious risks to human health when they are disturbed or improperly handled.

Here are some key reasons why you need professional lead and asbestos abatement:


Minimize Health Risks

Exposure to lead can lead to a range of health problems, especially in children and pregnant women. It can cause developmental delays, learning disabilities, and behavioral issues. In adults, lead exposure can result in cardiovascular issues, kidney problems, and reproductive problems.

Asbestos exposure is linked to serious respiratory diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. These diseases often have long latency periods, meaning symptoms may not appear for several decades after exposure.


Ensure Regulatory Compliance

Local, state, and federal regulations mandate proper handling and disposal of lead and asbestos-containing materials. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in legal consequences and fines.


Specialized Training & Equipment

Professional abatement teams have specialized training in handling hazardous materials. They are equipped with the necessary tools, personal protective equipment (PPE), and techniques to safely remove and dispose of lead and asbestos.


Reduce Exposure

Professionals use containment measures to minimize the spread of lead dust or asbestos fibers during removal. This helps prevent exposure to occupants of the building, neighboring properties, and the environment.


Proper Disposal

Lead and asbestos materials must be disposed of properly to prevent environmental contamination. Professionals are knowledgeable about and have access to appropriate disposal facilities, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations.


Eliminate the Risk of DIY Errors

Attempting to remove lead or asbestos without proper training and equipment can lead to mistakes and the release of hazardous particles. DIY abatement poses significant risks to the health of those attempting the removal, as well as others in the vicinity.


Insurance & Liability

Many insurance policies may not cover damages resulting from DIY abatement efforts. Hiring professionals ensures that the work is done correctly and provides liability protection in case of accidents or unforeseen issues.


Property Value

Professional abatement can help maintain or even increase property value by ensuring that hazardous materials are properly addressed and eliminated. This is especially important when selling or renting a property.

Professional lead and asbestos abatement is crucial for safeguarding human health, complying with regulations, and ensuring the proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials. It is a specialized task that requires expertise, training, and adherence to safety protocols.

What Are the Dangers of Asbestos Exposure?

Exposure to asbestos poses serious health risks, as asbestos fibers are known to be hazardous when inhaled or ingested. Here are the primary dangers associated with asbestos exposure:

  • Asbestosis: A chronic lung condition, asbestosis develops from inhaling asbestos fibers, causing scarring of lung tissue. Common symptoms include a persistent cough, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
  • Lung Cancer: Asbestos exposure is a well-established contributor to lung cancer, especially when combined with smoking. Symptoms may include a chronic cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and unexplained weight loss.
  • Mesothelioma: A rare and aggressive cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart, mesothelioma is primarily linked to asbestos exposure. Symptoms may manifest as respiratory issues, abdominal pain, and unexplained weight loss.
  • Asbestos-Related Pleural Diseases: Conditions impacting the pleura, such as pleuritis, pleural plaques, and pleural effusion, can result from asbestos exposure. Symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and pleuritic pain.
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers: Asbestos exposure is associated with an increased risk of cancers affecting the esophagus, stomach, colon, and rectum. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, and unexplained weight loss.
  • Increased Risk for Other Respiratory Diseases: Asbestos exposure may elevate the risk of respiratory conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease. Symptoms include a chronic cough, shortness of breath, and decreased lung function.

The health consequences of asbestos exposure are cumulative, with risks heightened by prolonged and intense exposure. Diseases related to asbestos exposure often have long latency periods, meaning symptoms may not surface until many years after initial contact. Due to the severity of these health risks, it is critical to take precautions to avoid asbestos exposure and seek medical attention in cases of known or suspected exposure. Additionally, proper asbestos abatement procedures are essential to prevent the release of asbestos fibers during renovation or demolition activities.

What Are the Dangers of Lead Exposure?

Lead exposure is a serious threat to health, affecting various organs and causing harm—especially to children. This toxic metal can lead to issues like developmental delays and cognitive problems.

Conditions and symptoms associated with lead exposure include:

  • Lead Poisoning: Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, affecting various organs and systems. It is particularly harmful to children, causing developmental delays, learning disabilities, and behavioral issues. In adults, lead poisoning can result in cardiovascular problems, kidney damage, and reproductive issues.
  • Neurological Effects: Exposure to lead can have severe neurological effects, especially in children. It can impair cognitive function, cause learning difficulties, and lead to decreased IQ. Even low levels of lead exposure can impact the nervous system.
  • Behavioral and Emotional Issues: Lead exposure has been linked to behavioral and emotional problems, including increased aggression, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These effects are particularly pronounced in children.
  • Anemia: Lead exposure can interfere with the production of hemoglobin, leading to anemia. Anemic symptoms include fatigue, weakness, and pallor.
  • Renal Effects: Lead can damage the kidneys, leading to renal dysfunction and increased blood pressure. Persistent exposure may result in chronic kidney disease.
  • Reproductive Issues: In both men and women, lead exposure can negatively impact reproductive health. It can cause fertility problems and increase the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth.
  • Cardiovascular Effects: Lead exposure has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, including high blood pressure and heart disease.
  • Developmental Delays in Children: Children exposed to lead may experience developmental delays, affecting their physical and mental growth. This can lead to long-term consequences for academic and social achievements.
  • Reduced IQ and Cognitive Impairment: Lead exposure, especially during early childhood, is linked to a reduction in IQ and cognitive impairment. This can have lasting effects on academic and occupational success.
  • Gastrointestinal Issues: Lead can accumulate in the gastrointestinal system, leading to abdominal pain, constipation, and other digestive problems.
  • Bone and Joint Pain: Lead can accumulate in bones, causing bone and joint pain. This is particularly relevant in chronic exposure situations.
  • Immunotoxicity: Lead exposure can weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to infections and illnesses.

Lead exposure is a serious public health concern, and prevention is crucial. Efforts should focus on identifying and mitigating sources of lead exposure, especially in homes, schools, and environments where children are present. Regular monitoring, awareness, and intervention strategies are essential to minimize the risks associated with lead exposure.

Our Comprehensive Approach to Lead & Asbestos Abatement

Dealing with lead and asbestos involves unique challenges. At ATI Restoration, we recognize that a comprehensive approach is crucial for minimizing risks and executing the proper removal and disposal of these materials. This ensures a secure and efficient remediation process.

In broad terms, the steps for lead and asbestos removal encompass the following:


Examination & Assessment of Risk

To begin the abatement process, a thorough examination is conducted to pinpoint asbestos-containing materials and lead-based paint. Our experts then assess the risk for potential exposure and determine suitable strategies for abatement.


Development of an Integrated Abatement Plan

Once the examination is performed and potential risk is assessed, our experts create an integrated abatement plan. This tailored plan outlines the safety protocols, removal methods, containment measures, and scope of work.


Permits & Regulatory Compliance

At ATI Restoration, we manage all permit requirements, inform the relevant authorities, and ensure adherence to federal, state, and local regulations that govern the abatement of asbestos and lead.



The workspace is strategically confined to prevent the dispersion of asbestos fibers and lead dust. Techniques such as HVAC system sealing, negative air pressure systems, and physical barriers are implemented to separate contaminants during removal.


Safety Measures

Our abatement technicians take extensive safety measures throughout the removal process, wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including eye protection, gloves, disposable coveralls, and respirators, to reduce asbestos and lead exposure.



Materials containing asbestos and lead are wetted down to reduce the release of fibers and dust. Customized removal techniques are conducted to ensure the successful removal of all materials.


Hazardous Materials Bagging & Sealing

Materials containing asbestos and lead are meticulously bagged and sealed to isolate hazardous particles. Our technicians label the materials as waste, asbestos, or lead, and follow all regulatory guidelines for disposal.


Cleaning & Decontamination

HEPA vacuuming and wet methods are used to eliminate asbestos fibers and lead dust and thoroughly clean the workspace. Workers follow decontamination procedures meticulously for both themselves and their tools.


Continuous Air Monitoring

Air is monitored continuously throughout the removal process to verify that both asbestos and lead levels remain within suitable limits, ensuring the success of containment measures.


Testing & Final Evaluation

Testing and a final evaluation are conducted after the process is completed. Our experts will perform a visual inspection of the area and collect samples to verify that all asbestos and lead levels are under regulatory limits. The entire process is documented through disposal records, air monitoring results, abatement plans, and inspection reports.


Waste Disposal

In accordance with regulations for both asbestos and lead, waste is taken to approved disposal facilities. ATI Restoration strictly adheres to proper handling and labeling procedures to prevent environmental contamination.


Post-Abatement Report

Our abatement technicians create a comprehensive report that summarizes the activities conducted during the removal process. This report provides an account of the work performed and serves as a detailed compliance record.

How Does ATI Test for Asbestos?

ATI utilizes the expertise of third-party Certified Asbestos Consultants to conduct asbestos sampling. ATI has a vast network of Industrial Hygiene Firms that we refer to our clients to perform asbestos sampling on their properties.

Why Hire ATI Restoration for Lead and Asbestos Removal?

Dealing with lead and asbestos removal yourself can be very dangerous. Improper handling during the removal, disposal, and containment of these hazardous materials can release harmful particles into the air and contribute to serious health problems. DIY attempts may also overlook legal regulations and risk legal consequences.

The highly-trained lead and asbestos abatement specialists at ATI Restoration have the experience, expertise, and equipment necessary to ensure compliance with safety guidelines and minimize the risks associated with lead and asbestos exposure.

If your home contains asbestos or lead, there are many reasons to choose ATI Restoration for lead and asbestos removal:

24/7/365 Service

The presence of hazardous materials can constitute an emergency. We'll send experts to your home right away to handle the situation.

Specialized Equipment

From PPE to specialized transport and air monitoring, we use advanced equipment for every stage of the job.

Unmatched Expertise

Our experienced technicians are highly trained and qualified to tackle even the most difficult tasks with precision and professionalism.

Complete Capabilities

In addition to removing asbestos and lead, we offer a full selection of services for cleaning, restoring, and rebuilding your home.

Proactive Communication

Clear and prompt communication is a cornerstone of our commitment to service. You will be well-informed at every step of the process.

Expedited Recovery

We want to get you back in your home as quickly as possible. Our expertise, advanced training, and hard work get the job done faster.

Choose ATI Restoration for Lead & Asbestos Removal

Lead and asbestos can negatively impact your health and the value and compliance of your home. It is imperative to take prompt action if you find lead or asbestos on your property.

ATI Restoration has been an industry leader in lead and asbestos abatement for more than 30 years. Our comprehensive range of services and unparalleled customer service ensure that every homeowner’s needs are met—or exceeded.

Contact ATI Restoration today if you need lead removal and/or asbestos removal. We provide 24-Hour Emergency Response and serve clients across the United States from more than 60 locations.

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