Lead is most often hidden and is almost always a dangerous threat to those who live near it. A new EPA law went into effect regarding lead on April 22, 2010.
What you need to know about lead paint?
- All pre-1978 homes have the potential to have lead paint present.
- The EPA has long made it a priority to reduce exposure to lead, especially for young children.
- Exposure to high levels of lead can be particularly damaging to children whose nervous systems are still developing and to pregnant women, whose unborn children are growing.
- Children with these high lead levels can suffer from nervous system damage, behavioral problems, learning problems, slowed growth, headaches and other debilitating conditions.
What’s being done about it?
On April 22, 2010, new federal laws will require all contractors “performing renovation, repair or painting projects that disturb lead based paint…to be certified and to follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.” Is your contractor certified as a “Renovator” by EPA-accredited trainers?
Why should your Painter be certified by the EPA as a “Renovator”?
“Renovators” know how to seal floor coverings from potential contamination while work is in progress. A certified painter will determine if lead is present and if so what the the rest of the steps that must be taken to solve the problem.
Wolff Painting and Wallpapering is an EPA certified renovator.