Lead Abatement, Clean Up, & Removal Services for Commercial/Industrial

CAL INC is the leading provider of lead Abatement & Remediation Services in Central and Northern California. We have over 35 years experience dealing with Asbestos, Lead, and Mold, as well as many other toxic substances people are exposed to every day.

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CAL INC can provide the full scope of services to support any Lead Abatement & Removal project, including abatement, encapsulation, containment, removal, and disposal.

Our highly trained staff consists of the most technically-trained lead abatement professionals in the business. No matter what size of job, CAL INC can successfully test and remove any lead based paints, coatings, and lead bearing components with a variety of techniques, such as:


  • Mechanical lead paint removal--brushes, scrapers
  • Abrasive blasting paint removal
  • Chemical stripping paint and coating removal
  • Decontamination of lead dust with HEPA vacuum
  • Abrasive blasting of tanks and exterior structures
  • Transportation and disposal of lead contaminated soil
  • Removal and replacement of lead bearing components
  • Enclosure with a durable substance
  • Encapsulation with a lead barrier compound


We are also experts in Asbestos Abatement & RemovalMold Remediation & Removal, and deal with many other toxic substances and hazardous materials people are exposed to every day.

Our Abatement & Remediation department can work with you to determine the best course of action that will fully satisfy your needs and regulatory obligations.

Lead in Paint

Until the 1950’s, some paint contained as much as 50% lead (500,000 parts per million). In 1979, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered the lead in residential paint reduced to 600 parts per million.
Older buildings are more likely to have paint with high levels of lead. All buildings should be assumed to have lead-based paint unless they have been tested and shown otherwise, or unless paint records prove that the buildings have always been painted only with latex paint which very rarely contained lead.

California Regulation Authorities

In California there are two sets of regulations that govern how lead work should be conducted and when a state-certified lead worker must be used. CAL INC applies the current industry standard and methods when performing our lead abatement projects.

Cal/OSHA Lead in Construction Standard (Title 8, Section 1532.1)

Cal/OSHA’s Lead in Construction standards address how workers must be protected whenever they are doing construction or maintenance tasks that disturb lead paint with any detectable level.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations (17 CCR)

CDPH’s 17 CCR mandates use of certain work practices that protect workers, building occupants, and surrounding environment whenever a lead abatement project is planned and follows requirements set forth by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing.

Highly Trained Residential Lead Abatement Cleanup and Removal Professionals

By hiring CAL INC to perform your lead abatement, we will use only State-Certified lead professionals to work on your building or home. State-Certified lead professionals have experience dealing with environmental hazards. They have also taken training to learn how to do lead-related construction safely -- without poisoning themselves or the people who live in the buildings they work on. Certified lead professionals must take a Continuing Education class every other year to learn about the latest information, laws, and technologies for doing lead-related construction. 

If your house or building was built before 1978, it is especially important to hire a certified lead professional if...

  • Your building has peeling, cracking or chipping paint.
  • You plan to repaint, remodel or renovate the building or disturb lead contaminated soil.
  • Young children live or play there.
  • A pregnant woman lives there.


What kind of State-Certified lead professionals should I hire?

For home repainting, remodeling or renovation projects in homes or publicly accessible buildings built before 1978, you should first hire a certified lead Inspector/Assessor, then a certified lead Supervisor.

The Inspector/Assessor will test your building for lead, tell you if the lead in your home is hazardous, and give you options for dealing with it. Have the Inspector/Assessor test the areas you plan to repaint, remodel or renovate before any work begins.

CAL INC will have the Supervisor review the inspection/assessment results and put together a certified team to do the repainting, renovation or remodeling.This team will include certified Workers.

The Dangers of Lead in a Commercial or Industrial Environment

It is highly dangerous to live or spend time in an environment that has lead containing materials. Lead paint becomes hazardous when it is deteriorated or disturbed. Intact lead paint is not a hazard. However when sun, water, age, or maintenance work damages the paint, contaminated dust and chips can be created.

Lead can enter the body when adults or children inhale or ingest lead dust, fumes, particles or chips. This can be:

  • In the air, soil, or water
  • On objects like tools or toys
  • On surfaces like floors or counters
  • On food, drink, or cigarettes


CAL INC is the leading provider of lead abatement, clean up & removal services in Central and Northern California for commercial and industrial buildings, including process manufacturing plants, office buildings, strip malls, hospitals, schools, plants, and warehouses.

We have over 35years’ experience as a California Department of Public Health (CDPH)Lead Abatement Contractorand handle both large and small lead cleanup and removal projects for industrial, commercial, residential environments. We can provide the full scope of services to support any lead project, including lead abatement, lead containment, lead cleanup, lead removal, and lead disposal.

Do all lead professionals have to be certified?

Lead professionals in California are required to be certified in many situations. State law also requires certification for anyone who does work designed to reduce or eliminate lead hazards from any type of building in California. You can call the Lead-Related Construction Information Line at 1-800-597-LEAD (outside California: 510-620-5694) to request detailed information on when certification is required. 


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CAL INC has built a reputation for outstanding customer service by being responsive to our client's needs and accommodating to their requests. This factor, combined with our construction expertise, and our near flawless safety record, are all keys to CAL INC's success. Our safety process can be ranked among the most effective anywhere. We emphasize prevention and our safety performance statistics show that we are successful.

CAL INC is an ISNetworld member in good standing, with a passing grade to work with our clients.

ISN streamlines processes, saving time and improving safety standards. ISNetworld helps to standardize contractor management across multiple sites and geographic regions, clearly communicate requirements and expectations and exchange data with other internal systems. The result is lower incident rates and higher compliance numbers.

Our ISNetworld member number is 400-231976. If you have any questions relating to safety, please contact our Safety Manager at (707) 446-7996.


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Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving workforce and public safety and the integrity of buried infrastructure. GSS believes that greater transparency in all aspects of damage prevention among buried-asset operators, locators and excavators is essential to drive continuous improvement, and vital to increasingly safe working conditions and communities.

Standardized damage prevention measurements are a key part of the GSS mission, and the establishment and broad deployment of metrics are core components of Gold Shovel Standard's efforts to improve public and workforce safety. Gold Shovel Standard believes that no significant reduction in damages will be obtained unless all responsible parties (operators, excavators, locators) continuously improve, and measurements underpin continuous improvement.

What is the Gold Shovel Standard?

Every six minutes in the United States, an underground utility line is damaged during excavation work. In 2014, PG&E experienced nearly 2,000 dig-ins to our underground facilities-that's almost six dig-ins per day, resulting in $11 million in damage for the year.

In response, PG&E launched the Gold Shovel Standard, a first-of-its kind excavation safety program designed to reduce dig-ins and protect PG&E's underground gas and electric system. With safety as highest priority, PG&E developed the Gold Shovel Standard Certification process to ensure that PG&E's hired contractors adhere to the safest excavation standards. Safe excavation prevents injuries, property damage, inconvenient outages, project delays and high costs.

Certification Requirements

Contractors who wish to excavate or subcontract out excavation work for PG&E must obtain Gold Shovel Standard Certification by making a commitment to safe digging practices in accordance with the California "One Call Law" (California Government Code 4216) and the Common Ground Alliance best practices for excavation.

For more information about this program, please visit Gold Shovel Standard (GSS).

Lead Abatement, Clean Up & Removal for all of Northern California

As a construction, hazardous materials, and lead abatement, clean up, & removal contractor for over 35 years, CAL INC holds licensing in the state of California in General Engineering (A), General Construction (B), Asbestos (Asb) and Hazardous Materials (Haz), Building, Moving/Demolition Contractor (C-21), and Roofing Contractor (C-39). 

Call Us Today to Discuss Your Asbestos Clean Up and Removal Needs

Please call us at 1 (800) 359-4467 to learn more about our fast, reliable, and affordable Lead abatement, clean up, & removal services and how we can help you keep yourcommercial or industrial building healthy and safe.

We provide a complete set of Lead related services for commercial and industrial buildings of all kinds across Northern and Central California, including the communities of Vacaville, Fairfield, Sacramento , Richmond, San Francisco, Vallejo, Woodland, Davis, Concord, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Fremont, Stockton, Modesto, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Napa, Redding, Red Bluff, Eureka, Berkeley, Chico, Rio Vista, Antioch, Winters, Sebastapol, Novato, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Tracy, Calistoga, St. Helena, Marysville, Yuba City, Oroville, San Jose, Mountain View, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Sonoma, Martinez, Antioch, Rio Vista, Pinole, San Pablo, Alameda, San Leandro, Hayward, Castro Valley, Union City, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Burlingame, Rocklin, Roseville, Folsom , Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Galt, Lodi, Manteca, Tracy, Danville, Pleasanton, Merced, and the counties of Solano, Sacramento , Contra Costa, Alameda, Yolo, Mendocino, San Joaquin, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yuba, Butte, Glenn, Lake, Tehama, Fort Bragg, Colusa, Anderson, Red Bluff, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn, Placerville, Paso Robles, Salinas, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Reno, Carson City, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Shasta.

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