EPA RRP LEAD CERTIFIED SERVICES
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CertaPro Painters® of Calgary & Central Alberta | EPA RRP Lead Certified Services
If your home was built before 1978 it is vital to ensure that the contractor you are working with is EPA RRP Certified. When you work with CertaPro Painters® of Calgary & Central Alberta you know your lead-based paint project will be handled in a safe manner that complies with regulation from the EPA.
In April 2008 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a mandate that has had a significant impact on the remodeling and home improvement industry. The Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) has changed how painting and other renovation contractors approach working on buildings built before 1978, as well as all schools, non-profit buildings, government buildings and hospitals.
Key Aspects of EPA Certified Painting
Properly certified painters take all necessary safety precautions including sectioning off the work area with warning signs for containment purposes.
EPA Certified painters understand the legal restrictions and prohibitions on certain tools and activities (such as high heat gun, torch and power sanding)
Having a certified professional painter means no-stress waste removal for every project.
After the project has been completed, professionals will walk through the property and inspect it to ensure it has become 100% Lead Free!
Signs of Lead Paint On Your Property
If your home was built before 1978, you should keep an eye out for these three common warning signs of lead paint.
If you have noticed this textured pattern on your home exterior, then you may have identified a common sign of lead painted surfaces.
Chipped Peeling Paint
Peeling, chipping, bubbles, and cracks are very common on aged lead paint
Excessive Paint Failure
If you notice large areas of failing paint, even after a recent paint job, you may be dealing with lead paint deteriorating the surface. Call CertaPro to verify any problems you've found.
Was Your Home Built Before 1978?
According to the EPA, most buildings built prior to 1978 will likely contain lead-based paint, a heavy mercury-like substance that is a health hazard to humans. Fortunately, now that the dangers of latent lead-based paint have become public knowledge, the EPA is actively involved in creating stringent regulations that govern the renovation of older homes containing this substance.
While lead-safe work practices require an EPA lead-safe contractor, additional labor, and materials, certified contractors will ensure that lead-based paint debris is removed and handled in a way that is safe to your home and family, as well as themselves. Always ask any contractor for their EPA Lead RRP certification number.
Trust your painting project to your local CertaPro Painters who are EPA RRP Certified.
Concerned about Lead Paint in your Home?
One of our residential estimators would be happy to evaluate your home. Trust your home to your local CertaPro Painters® of Calgary & Central Alberta who are EPA RRP Certified.
Common Questions About EPA Lead Certified Services
What does EPA Lead certified mean?
An EPA lead certification means that the certified firm has at least one EPA lead certified renovator on staff. A person becomes certified by completing an EPA-accredited training course. Refresher courses are required every five years to maintain certification. For more information see the epa.gov website.
Do I need a lead certified painter?
If your home was built before 1978, or if lead paint has been detected on your home, you should hire an EPA Lead certified painter.
How do I identify lead paint?
Most hardware stores offer paint testing kits that detect if there is lead present on painted surfaces. Home test kits however can only test if there is lead on the surface. Some home inspectors can run more advanced tests to verify.
What are the dangers of lead based paint?
Lead paint can be dangerous if it is beginning to break down with cracks and peeling, or if it is sanded. Lead is a toxic metal that can lead to a variety of health problems if inhaled or ingested.