In April 2010 an EPA regulation known as the Renovate, Repair, and Painting rule went into effect. This ruling requires that owners and occupants of residential dwellings and child occupied facilities built before 1978 be notified of the hazards of lead based paint, and that proper work practices be followed while work is being performed. It also requires that contractors be trained and certified to do this work safely, and that records be kept to ensure compliance.
So What does this mean to you?
It means that the EPA has established a system to protect you from the dangers associated with lead based paint exposure. It means you have a choice to make. Should you hire a contractor who could potentially expose you or your family to lead? Or should you hire a contractor who has taken the time to learn how to protect you and your loved ones?
At Frederick Painting & Supply, we take this matter seriously. Much of the work we do is in older homes, so we train all of our employees how to perform their work in a lead safe manner. If your home was built before 1978, one of our certified renovators will supervise your project to ensure your safety.
If you have any questions about lead safety or how the RRP rule effects you, please contact us. While we hope that you will give us the oppurtunity to work with you on your project, we stongly encourage you to make sure you are using an EPA certified firm/renovator on any project for your older home.