EPA Certified Firm for Lead Safe Work

CertaPro Painters of the South Shore, EPA RRP Lead Certified Services

To work on a home built before 1978, it’s required that the painting company be EPA RRP Certified. When you work with CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston-area, we work on homes with lead paint safely and comply with all EPA regulations. Here is a copy of our Lead-Safe Renovation license.

In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a mandate that has significantly impacted the remodeling and painting industry. The Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) changed how painting and other renovation contractors need to work on buildings built before 1978 and all schools, non-profit buildings, government buildings, and hospitals.

Not sure if your home has lead? We can help determine that when we meet you for a quote.

Was Your Home Built Before 1978?

According to the EPA, most buildings built before 1978 will likely contain some lead-based paint, presenting a health hazard to your family. Fortunately, now that the dangers of latent lead-based paint are widely known, the EPA has been actively involved in creating stringent regulations that govern the renovation of older homes containing lead paint.

Will it cost more to hire a lead-safe renovator in the Boston area?

Yes. Because training and lead-safe work practices require about 30% extra “labor” to support, your home with lead paint will cost more to paint than one without lead. A licensed lead-safe renovator will ensure that all paint debris is contained and removed safely. In fact, if you are getting wildly different prices from different painting contractors to paint your pre-1978 home, it is likely because the lower-priced contractors are not licensed to work on lead homes. If your home contains lead, by law, only a lead-certified painting crew can complete the painting. If a painting company cannot produce a lead-safe license, do not hire them.

Is CertaPro Painters a lead-remediator?

No. We are lead-paint renovators, not remediators. We are licensed to safely work on homes with lead paint, contain the dust and chips, and paint safely over the old paint. Lead paint remediators are companies that do complete de-leading of homes, which is something we don’t do.

If you have any questions about your pre-1978 home on the South Shore or in the Boston area, email Pnejame@certapro.com. We’re happy to share our knowledge with you.