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  QUESTION: Elite Maintenance Service, Carpet Cleaning 17 Mar 2005, Queensland Australia


I just wanted to thank the lead advisory service for providing advice to me via your 1800 number. I recently learned about the problems of lead in paint, not before I had sanded some of it off my walls! So I was very concerned but the lady who helped me (I am terrible with names, sorry) was great in providing advice and generally calming me down! I have now cleaned up and had my blood leads done, which are fine. So thanks again to the lady who helped me. One comment I might offer is that I called the Elite cleaning service as suggested for carpet cleaning but they didn't seem to know anything about HEPA filters or whether they used them - perhaps they no longer do this. I did follow the advice on your website and found someone who can help under "asbestos removal" in the yellow pages.

Thanks again,

ANSWER: 17 Mar 2005

Dear Sir,

Thanks for your feedback and I'm glad to hear all your paint's been cleaned up. The recommendation we make for vacuuming is to use a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner but the recommendation we make for carpet cleaning is to hire Elite Maintenance Service Or phone 131 580 Australia Wide, because they use the most effective carpet cleaning system (as determined in a trial at Port Pirie - the world's largest lead smelter town in South Australia) plus an EDTA-containing detergent for best pickup of lead dust.

I was the lady you spoke to so it's wonderful to hear you have a low blood lead level.

Elizabeth O'Brien

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