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lead paint removal
lead paint removal

Public exposure to lead has decreased over the years, but lead is still found in many places due to its widespread use in the 2000s. This neurotoxic heavy metal poses serious health risks.

The Dangers Of Lead

Lead interferes with a variety of body processes and is toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, bones, intestines and kidneys as well as the reproductive and nervous systems. Lead interferes with the development of the nervous system and accumulates in the body so it is particularly toxic to children. Lead poisoning in youth can cause permanent learning and behavioral disorders. Symptoms of lead poisoning include abdominal pain, confusion, headache, anemia and irritability. Severe cases can include seizures, coma, and even death.

Sources Of Lead

There is no safe threshold for lead and occupational exposure remains to this day the highest source of lead exposure to humans. Lead based paints used for decades pose a threat to children who might be prone to eating the paint "chips." Sanding of lead based paint can generate large amounts of lead dust which is inhaled and passed through the mucous membranes of the nose and lungs. While lead rarely passes through the skin and lead paint is safe to touch, if cracking, lead paint is already generating lead dust.

Lead In Your Workplace

While lead paint remains a continual source of required remediation, if you work with plumbing, circuit boards, ceramic glazes or are a plumber, auto mechanics, glass manufacturers, construction worker or battery manufacturer and recycler you may have exposure to lead. If lead dust gets on to the ground or into water that is spilled onto the ground, remediation is required.

If you have concerns about lead in your home or business, call us to investigate. We will provide a free estimate, and we offer independent lab tests which are an inexpensive way to determine the presence of lead in any material or soil sample.

CONTACT US TODAY if you suspect lead in your home or business.


Asbestos Removal

The presence of Asbestos in commercial buildings and residences is becoming more and more of a concern for Canadians. Our crew are specialists in the abatement of Asbestos and are the most efficient in the business.


Mould Removal

Certain conditions and environments can lead to the growth of particularly harmful strains of mould in buildings. If left unchecked, these toxic moulds can lead to serious health problems for the occupants of the building.


UFFI Removal

Formaldehyde vapours emitted by the curing process of urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) as well as from the breakdown of old foam are a known lung, nose, throat and eye irritant. This insulation style was used extensively in homes in the 1970s.


Lead Paint

Exposure to lead has decreased over the years but lead is still found in many environments due to its use in paints, gasoline, solder and pipes for decades before the 2000s. Lead is a dangerous neurotoxin and lead dust is easily absorbed into the blood through the lungs.


Disaster Recovery

When weather or bad plumbing has caused flooding which has caused a contamination issue, our recovery services can help clean up your building and get you back into it as soon as possible. AGS Environmental is ready to roll 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help with your disaster restoration.


Sandblasting Services

Sandblasting is used to clean surfaces, remove rust, oxidation, or finishes and to prepare surfaces for new coating applications. This process thoroughly removes the material without harming the substrate and consists of propelling an abrasive media at high velocity via compressed air onto the surface to be cleaned.



Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) pose significant human health risks with exposure. Links to digestive cancers, reduced fertility and neurological problems are all symptoms of exposure. Production of PCBs was terminated before the 1980s because it was discovered they do not break down and can build up in the environment.



Many industrial processes, landfills and incineration activities release mercury into the environment. This neurotoxin has the potential to cause damage to speech, hearing, walking and muscle strength. Mercury was also used in fungicides, preservatives and liquid mercury was used in gauges and meters of industrial and commercial equipment.


Sample Testing

We're proud to now offer independent sample testing. Our labs can verify if the mould, or material sample of potential asbestos, PCB or other toxin is a danger to your building and the occupants within. Call us to have your material tested!

dry ice blasting

Dry Ice Blasting

An effective restoration technique for mould remediation and smoke or fire damage removal, dry ice blasting leaves no residual blasting media and is safe for use when dust and particulate residue can be a problem.

disposal bin rental

Disposal Bin Rental

Need an onsite bin for disposal of construction, demolition or renovation debris? We deliver and pick-up bins for your disposal needs.

bat guano removal

Bat Guano Removal

Feces from this animal carries dangerous fungus and needs to be handled carefully to avoid breathing in any of the toxins.

Professional and cost effective services operating in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, London, Hamilton and surrounding areas in South-Western Ontario.