Solera Home Improvement is EPA certified for proper lead paint handling during remodeling
Lead Paint – Milpitas – Remodeling – EPA Program Overview
The US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has identified lead poisoning as a serious health hazard, but unfortunately, until recently, lead was a fairly common ingredient in building products, including solder, tiles, primer, paint, and others.
Remodeling activities disturb the lead, and there is a chance lead dust can spread through the remodeling process.
For that reasons, remodeling companies are required to designate Lead Handling Certified Renovators, who are required to attend special EPA sponsored lead handing training, and to personally supervise critical aspects of the remodeling job.
The EPA lead handling procedures are to be followed whenever:
- the work is done by a contractor who is not the homeowner (homeowners doing their own work are exempt)
- the surface area of lead based products being disturbed is six square feet or greater.
- If you are drilling through stucco to run a new pipe you are disturbing less than six square feet of surface area and the EPA lead handling procedures do not need to be followed.
- If you are sanding, preparing, and repainting windows sills and trim, the surface area will exceed six square feet and the EPA lead handling procedures do need to be followed.
Solera Home Improvement is certified in the EPA guidelines and can ensure your remodeling project is done in compliance with those regulations.