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