Hamtramck Lead Paint Removal

in Hamtramck, MI

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Angie’s List member Steve T. of San Diego hired highly rated Paintgreen to remove lead paint from his garage. He says company owner, John Ray, “was patient and went over and beyond to make sure all work was done to the letter of the law.” (Photo courtesy of Steve T.)

Finding a contractor for lead paint removal

Millions of homes built before 1978 still contain lead paint. EPA guidelines now mandate safe cleaning practices for lead paint removal, but not all contractors follow the rules.

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Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvement projects.

When most people think about exposure to metallic lead, they typically focus on lead-based paint, but lead can be lurking in many other household items, says Dalsing. (Photo courtesy of Testudo LCC)
Lead Testing & Removal

If you are looking for lead in your home, you need to be suspicious of more than just that peeling paint. Here are four unexpected sources of lead.

It's vital to hire an EPA-certified contractor to handle remodeling projects that involve lead paint, says Wright. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Lead Testing & Removal

On this episode of Chat with the Experts, we talk with Dollis Wright about how to protect your family from lead poisoning and how to handle lead in your home.

Contractors who work in lead paint and fail to get EPA-certified can face sanctions. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Lead Testing & Removal

EPA fines companies for violating its RRP rule, and Angie's List adds exclusion notices to contractors whose work requires EPA lead-safety certification.

Angie's Answers

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

Lead Paint Removal reviews in Hamtramck

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was on time and he was pleasant and professional. He explained the procedure and gave us an idea when i can expect the report. Once the report ready he contacted me and send me the report via email and US mail. I will do business with him again
- alvin A.
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We had a 6x8-foot patch of tile flooring that needed removing, primarily because it tested positive for lead, but also in order to uncover wide-plank flooring that we wanted to refinish. We spoke with
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and he visited the site the next day. He provided us with a $1,000 quote, which we accepted and scheduled the work within a week.
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- Jessica S.
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I brought in a one inch sample of 50 year old vinyl from my mother's house. Home Depot said they would not put in new flooring with that age vinyl unless it was tested for asbestos. I called and
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told me the test was $40 if I brought a sample in, but $450 if a technician had to come to the house, so of course I brought it in. I received results via email a few days later, there was asbestos. Not sure what to do, I called
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and she was very helpful. She said there were possibilities that we could put new flooring without removing the old flooring and that would contain it, I would have to ask Home Depot. She also emailed me a list of Asbestos Abatement Contractors, as this company only does testing.
- Denise B.
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I just moved into a new apartment in a pre-war building and wanted to get a inspection to make sure things were safe & sound. Found the lead paint experts online and they gave me a fair estimate so i went with it. The inspector showed up on time and was friendly. The inspection was thorough and relatively quick. No complaints.
- James A.
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- Scott B.
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Thanks to a bad pipe in an upstairs bathroom , our house sustained 18 hours worth of water damage on three floors. If you've never had such a problem in your house, consider yourself blessed. I called
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Kolbinger, the consummate professional that a home owner wants to work with in this type of situation. After assessing the damage
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and his team's work on the restoration was miraculous. The house looks equal to or better than before the disaster.
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also helped reduce the construction dust and dirt by screening off the rest of the house to safeguard sensitive electronic equipment.
Your house would be in good hands when using these services.
- Richard C.
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was incredibly responsive. They picked up the phone right away, were extremely professional and nice, and when I asked for the next availability (I wanted to get this done fast) they said they could be there the following week--I called on a Friday and we made a plan for Tuesday! I was very impressed by this. They showed up on time, explained everything very clearly, and made me feel extremely comfortable. I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat. Plus, it was daunting to me to think of having lead paint. I'm trying to rent out my condo and there are families interested. I've always heard from everyone "oh it's so expensive to take care of lead paint, even to get an inspection!" However,
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was only $375 and I thought that was unbeatable and totally worth it.
They followed up quickly with a full written report and a receipt of my payment. From beginning to end, Excellent Service!
- Nicole Q.

All Lead Paint Removal in Hamtramck, MI

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A & B Construction

3828 lincoln St
Dearborn

A-1 ROOFING & SIDING

37838 Seaway Court
Harrison Township

Absolute Laboratories Inc

240 West Auburn Road
Rochester Hills

AirMD

7700 Congress Ave

BC Carpentry LLC

3445 Edison St
Dexter

Belvedere Construction LLC

6149 Trailside Dr
Washington

BROADCO Property Restoration

44700 N.Groesbeck Hwy.
Clinton Twp.

BURTON BROTHERS GENERAL CONTRS

23516 TELEGRAPH RD
Southfield

C.Y. Carpentry and Remodeling

2676 Whalen St
Hamtramck

Elite Contracting Corp

3160 Eastern Ave Bldg 1
Rochester

Elite Mold Remediation

191 Clarence st
Belleville

Energy Max Insulation Inc.

3610 Lorena Drive
Waterford

Geppetto Building & Restoration

685 W. Romeo Road
Oakland

Global Green Service Group

27113 Powers
Dearborn Heights

Go Green Contracting inc

10824 W Chicago
Detroit

Great Lakes Renovations, LLC

35525 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia

Home Inspector John, LLC

200 W. 2nd St. # 2013
Royal Oak

Homestead Construction

4512 Rochester Rd
Royal Oak

Kingdom Construction Inc.

23927 Ecorse Rd
Taylor

M T CHARGOT BUILDING CO

22510 HOOVER RD
Warren

Mando Construction

75 Lafayette St
Mount Clemens

PetroData Resources, LLC

10233 Tireman Ave
Dearborn

Pro Star LLC

PO Box 130093
Ann Arbor

PROTECH ENVIRONMENTAL

251 JACKSON PLZ
Ann Arbor

Re-Construction, Inc.

17250 Redford St
Detroit

RSM Lead Inspection

29193 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield

Service Master Don't Panic

391 Minnesota
Troy

Versatile Unlimited

Saratoga
Ferndale

Vision Home Solutions

1424 Trevino Dr.
Troy

Woodbrook Painting & Powerwashing LLC

3310 New Farm Ct
Walled Lake

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