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EPA Certified Renovator

We are pleased to announce that we have taken and passed the course necessary to become an EPA Certified Renovator.  This course, EPA Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, and Painting, will be a required course for any contractor who replaces windows or disturbs more than 6 square feet of a wall in one room of a house older than 1978.  This new law was passed to enforce the proper technique of disturbing lead paint, and how to properly clean it up. Even small amounts of lead are extremely poisonous, and can lead to an array of undesirable and potentially fatal health conditions.  This is especially a concern for children whose developing bodies could be forever harmed, or under-developed.  It is the responsibility of any contractor to know what type of project they are undertaking, and take the proper precautions to complete their work in a safe manner for themselves and their customers.  It is equally imperative that homeowners themselves become aware of the fact that lead paint does exist in older homes, and that they should research the background of their contractor to know if they are qualified to work on their home. The new law deals with educating the homeowner, testing the work site, preparing the workspace, donning the appropriate apparel (jumpsuit with hood, respirator, gloves), entering and leaving the work space correctly, cleaning during construction, using the right tools, cleaning post construction, and cleaning verification.  This is definitely a process that will require re-educating a quarter million contractors, which is why all homeowners should check the certifications of their remodeler. You can read about these regulations and...