Government Publishing Office Lead Paint Stabilization & Removal

Washington, DC


Washington, DC

Project Description

GPO QCIM Mixing Room Lead Paint Stabilization & Removal

SanDow’s Role

Lead Abatement Contractor

Dollar Value of Contract/Final Construction Cost


Performance Timeliness

August 29 ,2022 - September 9, 2022

Project Description:

  • We will perform the work during normal business hours or off hours, whatever is more convenient for GPO. We will occupy the area in the QCIM mixing room for the entire duration of the project. Once we commence work, only SanDow personnel and authorized government personnel who are wearing the proper PPE will be allowed to enter the contained area under the garage.
  • We will construct a containment using 6-mil poly.
  • We will install a 3-stage decontamination facility consisting of a dirty room, shower, and clean room for ingress and egress.
  • We will HEPA vacuum any lead debris and then place 2 layers of 6-mil poly on the floor.
  • We will install negative air machines in the area to scrub the air of any lead particles.
  • We will remove the loose and peeling paint from the walls and ceiling in the QCIM mixing room using the wet scraping method. The scrapers will be attached to a HEPA vacuum so that most of the paint chips will be picked up by the HEPA vacuum, the chips that fall to the poly covered floor will be picked up and stored along with the contents of the HEPA vacuums in DOT-17H drums for disposal.
  • We will remove all lead paint from the wall that is to be demolished on both sides through chemical or abrasive methods.
  • After we remove all the loose and peeling paint, we will encapsulate the scraped areas.
  • We will have the contents of each DOT-17H drum analyzed through the TCLP process to determine if we will need to dispose of the contents as hazardous.
  • One we have the TCLP results back we will either dispose of the wastes as hazardous at an EPA approved landfill or as regular waste.

Project Gallery

Flexible Storage Space Available
Inside a Concrete Public Bathroom
A Mixer with mixing tank or container
Clients inside of warehouse
Heat Detector for Warehouse
Room with Shar Inc. mixer
Old wall and ceiling
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Blurry capture of light from the camera
Empty Older Warehouse / Industrial Space with White Walls