LEAD PAINT REMOVAL WITH CHEMICAL PAINT STRIPPERS
One of the safest and most effective ways to remove lead paint is to use a chemical paint stripper. The EPA certification programs do not provide any training on the use of chemical paint strippers, but both EPA and OSHA list chemical stripping as an acceptable... Read On
HOW TO KNOW IF IT'S LEAD PAINT
Even if a home does contain lead-based paint, if the condition of the paint is in fairly good shape, meaning there's no obvious peeling or chipping, the paint isn't considered a top priority health hazard overall. But, if you intend to do some remodeling in your older home, it's very important to know if the paint has any lead in it so you can take the appropriate precautions to ensure your safety... Read On
EPA & State Lead-Safe Certified Contractors
Protect your family from lead paint by hiring a lead-safe certified company.
When hiring a contractor, ask to see their RRP lead-safe certification.
The RRP lead-safe certification is an EPA or state issued certificate showing that they have been trained to work around lead paint in a safe and professional manner. Certified contractors have been trained to minimize the disturbance of lead paint, and to contain any lead paint dust that might be disturbed while working. This results in keeping your family safe from exposure.
The Lead-Safe List features many of these EPA and State Lead-Safe Certified Firms in an easy to use directory. Start by choosing a state and select any county you are looking to hire from.
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EPA Lead Certification Requirements
Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding the EPA lead certification process.
Locate an EPA accredited training provider.