NYC Renovation Essentials: Asbestos and Lead Removal

Moshe Amos

Renovating a property in the vibrant city of New York is an exciting prospect. However, it’s essential to be aware of potential hazards, particularly asbestos and lead, which can lurk in older buildings. At NYTDR (New York Total Damage Restoration), we offer comprehensive services to address these concerns during your renovation, serving as your trusted partner for asbestos and lead removal, insurance representation, and even as your contractor and designer.

Understanding the Risks: Asbestos and Lead


Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in construction materials for its fire resistance and durability. However, it poses severe health risks when its fibers become airborne and are inhaled. These risks include lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other respiratory conditions. Asbestos was commonly used in buildings constructed before the 1980s, making it a concern during renovations.


Lead-based paint was commonly used in homes and buildings until 1978, when its health hazards became widely recognized. Lead exposure, especially for children, can lead to developmental issues, learning disabilities, and other health problems. Renovating properties with lead-based paint can release toxic lead dust and chips into the environment, making lead safety measures essential.

When to Address Asbestos and Lead During NYC Renovations:

  1. Renovation or Demolition: If your renovation project involves disturbing or removing building materials, a thorough inspection and assessment for asbestos and lead are imperative.
  2. Property Age: Buildings constructed before specific regulatory changes (the 1980s for asbestos and 1978 for lead-based paint) are more likely to contain these hazardous materials.

NYTDR’s Comprehensive Approach:

NYTDR is your trusted partner when it comes to addressing asbestos and lead concerns during renovations. Here’s how we can assist you:

  1. Asbestos and Lead Inspection: Our certified professionals will conduct meticulous inspections of your property, identifying any asbestos-containing materials and lead-based paint. We assess their condition and develop a comprehensive plan for safe removal.
  2. Removal and Abatement: Our skilled technicians follow strict industry guidelines for the safe removal and abatement of asbestos and lead materials. We ensure the health and safety of occupants and workers throughout the process.
  3. Insurance Representation: Dealing with insurance claims for asbestos and lead-related issues can be complex. NYTDR acts as your insurance representative, guiding you through the claims process and maximizing your coverage.
  4. Design and Renovation: As a full-service restoration company, we offer design and renovation services. Our expert designers and contractors will work with you to transform your space while ensuring it meets all safety and regulatory requirements.
  5. Comprehensive Peace of Mind: With NYTDR, you’re not just hiring services; you’re gaining a partner dedicated to your safety, property value, and overall satisfaction. We provide comprehensive solutions, ensuring peace of mind throughout your renovation project.

Contact NYTDR Today:

NYTDR is your all-in-one solution for asbestos and lead inspection, removal, insurance representation, and renovation in NYC. Don’t compromise on safety during your renovation journey; contact us today to ensure a secure and successful transformation of your property. Let’s collaborate to create the space you’ve envisioned, free from asbestos and lead concerns and full of possibilities.


Moshe Amos

Moshe has more over 15 years as a licensed contractor in the New York City area. 

As a New York State-licensed Mold Assessor, he is especially knowledgeable about mold assessment and remediation.


Fire & Water Damage ‧ Mold Remediation ‧ Asbestos & Lead ‧ All Abatement ‧ Total Renovation