Lead Paint Risk & Requirements During Renovation

Lead Paint Risk During Renovation:

What You Need to Know & What the EPA Requires

Lead is a toxic metal used in several household related products over the years. It can be found in paint, dust and soil. Paint is, by far, the most well-publicized of these sources, posing the greatest danger to children under six who often explore orally and may eat paint chips. Consuming lead-based paint has been tied to a wide range of health issues ranging from behavioral and learning problems to seizures or even death. Lead based paint can also be inhaled as dust created during renovation and sanding.

Because of these dangers, lead was banned from paint beginning in 1978. Yet, the risk of exposure to lead paint remains in homes built before this time, especially if renovation causes paint chips and dust to be released into the environment.

Because of this, beginning April 22, 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency requires contractors renovating more than 6 square feet in a child-occupied home, childcare facility or school constructed before 1978 to notify the owner of lead risks and to test for lead-based paint. Should lead be detected, the contractor(s) is required to follow EPA guidelines for documentation and proper containment in the work area. Under the new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, contractors who engage in this type of work are required to be lead-safe certified.

The EPA's consumer brochure can be viewed by clicking on the image at right. More information about lead-based paint risks, and federal and any state requirements can be found by copying and pasting the below address into your browser: www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm


© Online-Access

24 Hour Emergency Service • Call 707-462-2021 • or • Fill Out Our Online Form
24 Hour Emergency Service
Call 707-462-2021
Fill Out Our Online Form
Map & Directions
 
Get In Touch
 
Address:   539 S. Main St. PO Box 804 Ukiah, CA 95482
Hours:    M - F: 8AM - 5PM
Phone:   707-462-2021
Connect With Us
 
 
Like us on facebook for more info on our Solar System repair service in Redwood Valley CA
For Ductless repair service in Willits CA, find us on Google!
 
Payment Options
 
For AC repair service in Ukiah CA, we accept most major credit cards.
 
We accept cash for Cooling repair service provided in Willits CA.
We accept check for Solar System repair service provided in Redwood Valley CA.
 
 
Like us on facebook for more info on our Solar System repair service in Redwood Valley CA
For Ductless repair service in Willits CA, find us on Google!
 
SCHEDULE SERVICE
EMAIL US
Home   |   Email Us   |   Schedule Service   |   Get a Quote   |   Ask a Tech   |   Maintenance   |   Employment   |   Privacy Policy