Frequently Asked Questions

Lead-Safe RRP

Lead-Safe RRP products for protection, testing, training, containment and cleaning.

Item No. Description Wt. (lbs.) Box Dimensions (in.)
Protective Wear
PC-5-1X Non-Woven PP Coveralls with boots and hood 5 per package 1X 3 16 x 12 x 4
PC-5-3X Non-Woven PP Coveralls with boots and hood 5 per package 3X 3 16 x 12 x 4
PC-5-5X Non-Woven PP Coveralls with boots and hood 5 per package 5X 3 16 x 12 x 4
R-N100-5 Moldex N100 Respirators 5 per package 1 10 x 6 x 6
G-N100-10 Gerson N100 Respirators 10 per package 1 10 x 6 x 6
NG-50-M Nitrile Gloves 50 pair M 2 5 x 2.5 x 9.5
NG-50-L Nitrile Gloves 50 pair L 2 5 x 2.5 x 9.5
NG-50-1X Nitrile Gloves 50 pair 1X 2 5 x 2.5 x 9.5
Testing, Misting and Supplies
LCS-8 Leadcheck® Swabs 8 Tests 1 5 x 5 x 3
DL-PTK7 D-Lead® Paint Test Kit 7 Tests 2 6 x 6 x 4
DL-PTK24 D-Lead® Paint Test Kit 24 Tests 3 11 x 8 x 4
LSV-BR1 Lead-Safe Training Video 1 10 x 6 x 6
WS-2-W Lead-Safe Work Area Signs (2) White 12" x 18" 1 17 x 21 x 1
WS-2-Y Lead-Safe Work Area Signs (2) Yellow 12" x 18" 1 17 x 21 x 1
LBT-300 Lead Hazard Barrier Tape 3" x 300' / 1.8 mil 1 5 x 5 x 3
SM-1 SprayMaster Sprayer 32oz 1 13 x 5 x 5
SM-3 SprayMaster Sprayer 32oz 3 per package 2 14 x 12 x 8
BT-4-180 Blue Masking Tape 4" x 180' 2 6 x 6 x 4
YT-4-90 Yellow Cloth Tape 4" x 90' 9 mil 2 6 x 6 x 4
DM-1 Dust Mister Pressurized Sprayer 48oz 2 12 x 7 x 7
P6-11-50 Poly-Film 11' x 50' / 6 mil 18 38 x 5.25 x 5.25
Cleaning
NHV-02 HEPA Lead Vacuum 2 Gallon 25 25 x 16 x 16
NHV-10 HEPA Lead Vacuum 10 Gallon 45 39 x 18 x 18
NHV-RBB 11" Rotary Beater Brush Carpet Tool w/Wand 4 17 x 17 x 4
NHV-CB210 Collection Bags (6pk) for NHV-02 & NHV-10 - Capacity 0.7 cubic feet 1 10 x 6 x 6
NHV-CB1015 Collection Bags (6pk) for NHV-10 - Capacity 1.5 Cubic Feet 1 10 x 6 x 6
NHV-DFB Dacron Filter Bag for NHV-02 & NHV-10 1 5 x 5 x 3
NHV-MIF6 Micro Impaction Filters (6pk) for NHV-02 & NHV-10 1 10 x 6 x 6
NHV-HF HEPA Filter for NHV-02 & NHV- 3 8 x 8 x 8
LDW-ET-28 Lead Dust Wet Wipes for Mopping 28 - 12" x 18" Wipes 3 10 x 6 x 6
LDW-ET-90 Lead Dust Wet Wipes for Hand Wiping 90 - 8" x 12" Wipes 3 10 x 6 x 6
FK-1 Cleaning Mop with Microfiber Pad 5 N/A
MFP-1 Microfiber Pad for use with Cleaning Mop 1 6 x 6 x 4

Protective Wear

PC-5-1X, PC-5-3X, PC-5-5X

What are the PC-5-1X, PC-5-3X, and PC-5-5X?

These are our polypropylene protective coveralls which have a hood, boot covers, and elastic cuffs.

What are these suits primarily used for?

These suits are primarily used to protect a contractor from tracking Lead dust out of a containment are. The suit should be removed when ever the contractor leaves containment.

How many containment suits come in a package?

We sell each containment suit in packages of five.

What sizes do the containment suits come in?

The PC-5-1X is XL, the PC-5-3X is 3XL, and the PC-5-5X is 5XL. Please refer to the sizing chart on the product page of our website to see what size will best fit you.

What is The R-N100-5?

R-N100-5 is a 5 pack of N100 rated disposable particulate respirators manufactured by Moldex.

Why would I purchase an N100 respirator?

Working around lead dust can pose a potential hazard to people and the use of a N100 respirator when lead containment is taking place is highly recommended by the EPA as well as OSHA.

G-N100-10

What is the G-N100-10?

G-N100-10 is a package of 10 N100 particulate respirators manufactured by Gerson which can be used for personal protection while performing lead safe work practices.

What is the difference between the G-N100-10 and the R-N100-5?

Aside from price and quantity the only real difference is the fit of each mask and personal preference. Each mask has the same amount of filtered protection.

NG-50-M, NG-50-L, NG-50-1X

What are the NG-50-M, NG-50-L, and the NG-50-1X?

These are 5mil powder free blue Nitrile Gloves which come in M, L, & XL.

How many come in a box?

50 pair

How well are they made?

These are a durable grade disposable glove that is textured and is puncture resistant. They are used primarily for mechanical and industrial applications.

What would I use these for?

They can be used while working in a lead containment area because they hold up under labor, and they should also be worn when performing a test for lead with a Lead Check testing swab.


Testing, Training and Containment

LCS-8

What is the LCS-8?

This is a package of Lead Check swabs which are EPA recognized DIY Lead Paint test kits for contractors.

What does each kit include?

Each kit includes 8 testing swabs, instruction, and verification cards.

Why would I need these?

To help determine whether or not Lead Paint is present and if a containment area will need to be set up in a job site.

Can I now use the Lead Check Swabs to test for lead when plaster and dry wall are present?

Yes you can. The EPA has now recognized the Lead Check swabs for use on drywall and plaster, but be sure to follow the testing instruction regarding this.

Can I use these in any state?

No. If your state has received accreditation from the EPA to govern its own testing program you should check with your state’s guidelines in Lead testing before use.

How are the Lead Check Swabs sold?

They are sold in packs of 8 tests.

DL-PTK7 & DL-PTK24

What is the DL-PTK7 & DL-PTK24?

DL-PTK7 & DL-PTK24 are both lead paint testing kits manufactured by Esca-Tech. Each of these kits can be used by a certified renovator when testing lead present in home built before 1978.

What is the difference between the two kits?

The only difference is quantity. The DL-PTK7 contains 7 individual tests and the DLPTK24 contains 24 individual tests.

How hard is the test to perform?

These tests are not hard at all to perform. Each kit comes with easy to follow instructions that take a person through each individual step.

Are these test kits EPA recognized?

Yes they are. Esca-Tech received recognition from the EPA back in 2010 for use by a lead safe certified contractor.

Can I use these test kits on drywall and plaster?

Yes. The D-Lead test kits were the first wide spread test kit recognized by the EPA for use on drywall and plaster when the test is performed by a certified contractor.

Can I use these in any state?

No. Check your state’s local guideline’s for lead safe practices. If your state has been given accreditation from the EPA to run its own lead safe program they may have there own guidelines regarding these test kits.

What is the LSV-BR1?

LSV-BR1 is a lead safe training video that was developed by lead safe trainer Bill Robinson. The video can be used as a teaching aid for a lead safe renovator to show their workers lead safe work practices.

Will this Video make me a certified renovator?

No. this video is only intended to be a teaching aid for those who are not certified but are performing lead safe work practices. If you are looking to become a lead safe certified contractor you must take an 8 hour course to receive certification. Visit www.epa.gov/lead for a list of trainers in your area.

WS-2-W, WS-2-Y

What are the WS-2-W and WS-2-Y?

These are 12” X 18” Lead Work Area warning signs which come in white or yellow, and feature an English translation on one side and a Spanish translation on the opposite side.

How are they packaged?

They come in packages of two.

Why would I need to purchase these?

Because the EPA is very strict on their Lead-Safe containment standards and requires that all contractors post warning signs to let residents know where containment is taking place.

LBT-300

What is the LBT-300?

The LBT-300 is a roll of 1.8mil 3” x 300’ Lead Hazard Barrier tape. It is similar to a roll of caution tape, but it has a Lead dust warning on it instead.

What is this primarily used for?

The EPA requires that Lead-Safe containment jobs on the exterior of a building be completely roped off and a warning must be posted. The LBT-300 will do both of those thing for a contractor.

How is the LBT-300 sold?

The LBT-300 is sold as individual rolls.

BT-4-180

What is the BT-4-180?

The BT-4-180 is a roll of blue 4” x 180’ masking tape widely known as painters tape.

What is the clean release time of the BT-4-180?

It has a 14 day clean release time in which it should not harm the surface it is on, but it should be checked periodically and removed sooner if needed.

What purpose will a roll of 4” masking tape serve over a roll of 2”?

When working in a jobsite that requires Lead containment it is hard to tape down slippery poly film with just your average 2” masking tape, so we remedied that problem by coming up with the 4” tape. This way a contractor will have more area to work with and won’t have to use multiple strips saving time.

How is the BT-4-180 sold?

They are sold as individual rolls.

YT-4-90

What is the YT-4-90?

The YT-4-90 is a 9mil 4” x 90’ roll of yellow cloth tape which is similar to duct tape.

What would be the reason for using a 4” wide roll of cloth tape?

One of the main problems contractors are running into while setting up Lead containment is how to attach pieces of thick slippery plastic to each other. By using the 4” wide tape it will cut down on the time it takes to set up a containment area.

Can I use the 4” cloth tape to tape plastic down to carpeting?

We at Protective Products Int. Inc. do not recommend a person do that because of a possible adhesive transfer from the tape. Our recommendation would be to lay a path of our Carpet Protection down along the outer edges of the containment area and then tape the poly film down to the Carpet Protection. This will allow the containment area to stay in place much better and get rid of that potential adhesive transfer.

How are the rolls of YT-4-90 sold?

They are sold individually.

P6-11-50

What is the P6-11-50?

This product is a roll of 11’ x 50’ 6mil poly film which can be used for lead containment and many other purposes.

Do I need to use a 6mil poly film for Lead containment?

No not necessarily, but that is the thickness that is being recommended by the EPA and many Lead containment training schools.


Cleaning

NHV-02

What is the NVH-02?

The NVH-02 is a 2 gallon HEPA filtered Lead Vacuum manufactured by NIkro Industries.

Does the NHV-02 pick up wet material?

No the NHV-02 is for dry pick up only.

Does the NHV-02 come with a beater brush attachment?

No it does not, but a beater brush attachment (NHV-RBB) can be purchased separately.

What attachments does the NHV-02 come with?

It comes with an 8 ft flexible hose, two piece plastic wand attachment, 1 hard floor tool, 1 crevice tool, 1 brush attachment, 3 extra collection bags, and 2 extra micro impaction filters.

Does the NHV-02 meet the new EPA standards for clean up in a job where lead dust is present?

The filtering system in the NHV-02 does meet the EPA standards.

Does the NHV-02 come with any certificate stating what the filter efficiency is?

Yes each Nikro unit comes with a letter in the owner’s manual stating that each HEPA filter is tested and certified to have a minimum efficiency of 99.97% @ 0.3 micron particles. This statement is also on a label which is on the unit itself.

What is the warranty on this vacuum?

Each High performance HEPA filtered vacuum comes standard with a 2 year quality assurance warranty from Nikro Industries.

What is the main use of the NHV-02?

It is a smaller more compact unit for use on smaller jobs and in areas where a smaller size is a must.

NHV-10

What is the NHV-10?

The NHV-10 is a 10 gallon HEPA filtered Lead vacuum manufactured by Nikro Industries.

What is the difference between the NHV-10 and the NHV-02?

Mostly size. The NHV-02 and NHV-10 have the same internal components. The NHV-10 is just suited for bigger jobs, and it also is capable of picking up damp debris.

Does the NHV-10 come with a beater brush attachment?

The NHV-10 comes with a beater brush and also the following. One 8 ft flexible hose, two piece chrome metal wand attachment, 1 hard floor tool, 1 crevice tool, 1 brush attachment, 1 wall attachment, 3 extra collection bags, and 2 extra micro impaction filters.

Does the NHV-10 meet the new EPA standards for clean up in a job where lead dust is present?

The filtering system in the NHV-10 does meet the EPA standards.

Does the NHV-10 come with any certificate stating what the filter efficiency is?

Yes each Nikro unit comes with a letter in the owner’s manual stating that each HEPA filter is tested and certified to have a minimum efficiency of 99.97% @ 0.3 micron particles. This statement is also on a label which is on the unit itself.

What is the warranty on this vacuum?

Each High performance HEPA filtered vacuum comes standard with a 2 year quality assurance warranty from Nikro Industries.


Vacuum Accessories

NHV-CB210

What is the purpose of the NHV-CB210?

These are the collection bags for the NHV-02 & NHV-10 HEPA Lead Vacuums and are the first part of a 4 step filtering process in the HEPA Lead Vacuums.

How many collection bags come in a package?

They come in packages of six.

How often does each collection bag need to be replaced?

Whenever it becomes full.

NHV-CB1015

What is the NHV-CB1015

NHV-CB1015 are essentially the same as the NHV-CB210, but they have a larger capacity for jobs that require more pick up and can only be used with 10 gallon vacuums.

NHV-DFB

What is the NHV-DFB?

This is the Dacron Filter bag for the NHV-02 & NHV-10 HEPA Lead Vacuums and it is second step of a 4 step filtering process in the HEPA Lead Vacuums.

How is the Dacron filter bag sold?

The NHV-DFB is sold individually.

How often does the Dacron filter bag need to be replaced?

It is fully washable and only needs to be replaced if the one in the unit becomes damaged.

NHV-MIF6

What is the NHV-MIF6?

This is the Micro Impaction Filter used on the NHV-02 & NHV-10 HEPA Lead Vacuums. It is the third step of a 4 step filtering process in the HEPA Lead Vacuums.

How many Micro Impaction Filters come in a package?

They come 6 to a package.

When should the Micro Impaction Filter be replaced?

The Micro Impaction Filter should be replaced every third or fourth replacement of the collection bag.

NHV-HF

What is the NHV-HF?

The NHV-HF is the replacement HEPA filter for the NHV-02 & the NHV-10 HEPA Lead Vacuums. This filter is the fourth and final step of the 4 step filtering process in the HEPA Lead Vacuums.

What is the efficiency rating on this filter?

Each HEPA filter is tested and certified to have a minimum efficiency of 99.97% @ 0.3 micron particles.

What is the life of a HEPA filter?

HEPA filters should be replaced about every 500 hours of use.

NHV-RBB

What is the NHV-RBB?

The NHV-RBB is an 11” Rotary Beater Brush attachment for the NHV-02 & NHV-10 HEPA Lead Vacuums which is required for use on carpeted floors when lead dust containment work is being performed.

Is this included with any of the vacuums sold by Protective Products Int. Inc.?

It is included with the NHV-10 and is sold separately for use with the NHV-02

How does the Beater Brush Attachment work?

The Beater Brush attachment is vacuum driven meaning that when it is connected to the vacuum and the vacuum is turned on the suction of the vacuum spins the brush.

LDW-ET-28

What is the LDW-ET-28 wipes?

LDW-ET-28 is a container of 28 – 12” x 18” wipes soaked a solution that is specially formulated for breaking down and removing lead dust. This solution does not contain Trisodium Phosphate. The wipes are also made of a heavier material than our standard LDW-ET-90 and work well with our Floor Cleaning Kit (FK-1).

What are the LDW-ET-28 wipes primarily used for?

LDW-ET-28 can be used for hand wiping surfaces when performing lead safe work practices, but they are primarily for use with our Floor Cleaning Kit (FK-1) when performing lead safe work practices.

What is the difference between the LDW-ET-28 and LDW-ET-90?

There are three main differences between the two products. Difference one is size and quantity. The LDW-ET-28 is 12” x 18” and come 28 to a container while the LDW-ET-90 is 8” x 12” and come 90 to a container. Difference two is material. LDW-ET-28’s material is much thicker and heavier than the LDW-ET-90’s. Difference three is that the LDW-ET-28 does not contain Tri-sodium Phosphate while the LDW-ET-90 does.

LDW-ET-90

What is the LDW-ET-90 wipes?

LDW-ET-90 is a container of 90 – 8” x 12” wipes soaked in a solution that contains Tri-sodium Phosphate to help breakdown and remove the lead dust.

What are the LDW-ET-90 wipes used for?

They are used for cleaning and removing Lead dust from any surface.

What makes these better than a regular wet wipe?

Although a regular wet wipe is all that is required by the EPA these are specially formulated for cleaning and removing Lead dust.

How are they sold?

They are sold as a single plastic self-dispensing container that contains 90 wipes.

FK-1

What is the FK-1?

FK-1 is our all purpose floor cleaning kit. It contains one cleaning mop with a removable/washable microfiber pad, and a bottle of all purpose floor cleaner.

What is the FK-1 used for?

FK-1 can be used for a multitude of minor floor cleaning jobs. Simply spray the floor cleaner on the flooring and wipe it off with the microfiber mop head. It can also be used in conjunction with our LDW-ET-28 for lead safe clean up for final clearance and verification clean up on a lead safe job site.

MFP-1

What is the MFP-1?

Our MFP-1 is the replacement microfiber pad for our FK-1 cleaning kit, but it can also be purchased and used with similar floor cleaning mops.

SM-1 & SM-3

What is the SM-1 & SM-3?

SM-1 is one Spraymaster heavy duty and chemically resistant spray bottle. The SM-3 is three of the SM-1 bottles. Each is a 32 oz bottle and comes with a 5 year guarantee.

What would I use the SM-1 or SM-3 bottles for?

The EPA requires that a certified lead safe contractor thoroughly clean up when the finished with a lead safe job. They must mist down their containment plastic and clean all of surface in and around the work area. These bottles work great for this because they are durable and can stand up to the everyday rigors of a job site.

DM-1

What is the DM-1?

Our DM-1 or Dust Mister as we like to call it is another durable spray bottle that will hold up to the rigors of daily lead safe clean up. This bottle has a 48 oz capacity.

What is the difference between the DM-1 and the SM-1?

The quality is relatively the same between both bottles, but the DM-1 is a continuous sprayer. Meaning that it has a pump handle that allows you to pressurize and spray by holding the trigger down. This allows the user to cover large areas effortlessly. The only other major difference is size. The SM-1 will hold up to 32 oz of fluids while the DM-1 will hold up to 48 oz of fluids.