EPA Lead Certification

EPA Lead Certification

Listen up home owners, you should be aware of a new law that just took effect Thursday, April 22. Contractors must have gone through a special lead certification program. Erie Construction Mid West has completed the necessary training, but maybe the competition hasn’t. Why take that chance?

If you plan to remodel a home built before 1978, you’ll need to check with your contractor to see if they are certified to work around lead based paint. The new law is designed to keep families, and workers, safe.

As of last Thursday, the EPA requires all contractors who work in homes where lead is present, to be certified in proper lead safety techniques.

Anyone who disturbs greater than six square feet internally, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 feet externally, must be certified and is subject to a large fine otherwise. That includes painting contractors, electricians, plumbers, heating and ventilation contractors, and even landlords. Again, Erie Construction Mid West is EPA Lead Certified to handle any and all of your home improvement needs.

If you want to do a home remodeling project and your home was built before 1978, one of the best things to do is contact your local county health department and ask them to do a lead risk assessment. If lead is found, contact Erie Construction Mid West and we will help fix the problem. Otherwise, your next remodeling project may put your family at risk for lead poisoning. That is a risk that no family should take.

Homeowners should ask contractors to see certification that they are properly trained in lead-safe practices. They are supposed to have the documents with them. If you have questions about lead practices, feel free to contact us to learn more about the entire process so you can rest easy knowing you are in good hands.

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