Lead Removal

Lead RemovalLead Removal

The majority of industrial structures, including electric transmission, substation, storage tanks, pipes, bridges, cranes, etc, older than 25 - 30 years, were painted with coatings containing lead pigments. In the late 1970's lead was classified as a hazardous material and since then any handling of lead containing coatings requires compliance with a strict group of regulations. These regulations are intended to protect workers, the public and the environment from the hazards associated with lead contamination. PUM has all of the training, tools and experience to be in full compliance with all applicable regulations as well as the certifications to prove it.

PUM's business is the surface preparation and painting of complex, elevated structures. Many, if not most, were previously painted with lead containing coatings. This fact results in our unmatched experience in safe, compliant lead removal from complicated structures. PUM’s Employee Modification Rating (EMR) is exceptionally low. Our ability to design and install lead containment enclosures and systems suitable for the unique configuration of these structures has gained PUM an excellent reputation in the industry. We are SSPC-QP1 and QP2 certified for Paint Application to Complex Structures and Hazardous Paint Removal as additional evidence of our exceptional competency in this area. Our crews are trained and experienced in the safe operation of the latest technologies in lead paint removal and will design and implement job-site specific lead compliance plans and procedures.

Lead removal projects involve chemical handling and hazardous waste collection and disposal. PUMI has never received any citations and operates in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Even though we are not required by law or specifications, we carry a $10,000,000 Pollution Liability Insurance policy to protect our customers.

Completed Projects

Steel Structure Coatings, Footing Inspection and Repair Specialists.

Since 1992 Public Utilities Maintenance has met the unique painting needs of the Utility Industries: Electric, Gas, Communication, Water, and Fuel, around the world. Our Management team have over 100 years combined experience working on and managing painting projects on energized (69kV to 1,000kV) towers and poles. Over 40,000 structures (90% energized) completed, with an excellent safety record (exceptionally low EMR). In addition to painting, we provide detailed Corrosion Inspection & Repair of Steel Towers and Poles, as well as Steel & Concrete Footing Inspection and Repair Services.

Services We Provide

Painting / Coatings Services:

  • Tower Painters / Tower Painting Contractor
  • Transmission Towers & Steel Poles
  • Substation Structures & Equipment
  • Flow-Coating Transformers
  • Antenna / Microwave Towers
  • Power & Gas Plants
  • Tanks & Piping (Water, Gas, Oil, Penstock)
  • Elevated Structures
  • Other Industrial Structures

Footing Inspection & Repair:

  • Inspection
  • Repair & Coatings
  • Concrete Footing Repair / Replacement

Lead Removal:

  • Regulatory Compliant
  • Containment Design & Installation

Specialized Services:

  • Coatings / Corrosion Inspections
  • Steel Plate & Lattice Member Fabrication / Replacement
  • Bolts & Nuts Inspection or Replacement
  • Aerial Numbers / Danger Signs Installation or Replacement


  • ISO 9001:2015 & QS1 (Quality Management System)
  • SSPC - QP1 (Field Application Coatings)
  • SSPC - QP2 (Industrial Hazardous Paint Removal)
  • ISNETWORLD - Review & Verification Srvs., Score "A"

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