We recieved our EPA logo with our companies certification number embedded in it today. Just thought we would show it to you!

Rose Construction EPA logo
EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm

For information on current rules regarding renovation in older homes (pre-1978) that may contain lead-based paint, you can go to the website: www.epa.gov/lead.

At that site there are several documents that can be downloaded with more guidance on how to renovate an older home safely, why you should be concerned about lead in paint and regulations that professional home remodelers must follow when performing work in your home.  Titles of some of these documents are:
  • Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers and Schools
  • Joint EPA-HUD Curriculum: Lead Safety for Remodeling, Repair, and Painting
  • Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance and Renovation Work
  • Testing Your Home for Lead in Paint, Dust and Soil
  • Fight Lead Poisoning with a Healthy Diet
  • Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home
  • Lead in Your Home: A Parent’s Reference Guide

 Lead paint gets into our bodies through swallowing something with lead dust on it or through breathing air that has lead contaminated dust in it, such as when sanding surfaces painted with lead containing paint.   It is hazardous both to adults and children, but more so to children, due to their small size and their still developing bodies and brains. 

Homeowner’s doing their own remodeling are not required to follow the EPA rules, but it would be wise to use the lead safety precautions just to be on the safe side. 

Happy remodeling!