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The law requires lead-safe certifications for all paint contractors if their work disturbs more than a 20-square-foot section on the exterior of a home built before 1978. The older your home is, the more likely it contains higher concentrations of lead, which can turn into delicate, ingestible dust if disturbed. The only way to ensure a lead-safe home for your family is to hire a certified, experienced lead abatement contractor who cares about preserving your home and the environment.

EPA Lead Abatement Certification

Differences Between Lead-Safe Renovations And Lead Abatement

Although on the surface lead abatement and lead-paint removal (renovation, repair, and painting) activities may seem similar, they are not. Here is a big difference in lead abatement; your home or commercial building will go through a highly specialized process that systematically removes the lead hazard from your home. RRP activities include mildly disturbing lead paint while conducting an extensive scope repair like re-painting, siding, installing windows or doors, and light home renovation. Here are some easy ways to understand the differences between the two processes. To eliminate lead-based paint hazards permanently, you must perform lead abatement.

Lead Safe Renovations

  • Cosmetic Type Repairs

  • Short-Term Projects To Control Or Minimize A Lead Hazard

  • Minor Renovations and Modifications Projects
  • Stabilizing Minor Chipping or Failing Painting

Lead Abatement

  • Lead-Based Paint Inspections

  • Lead Paint Risk Assessments

  • Lead-Based Paint Removal

  • Projects Designed to Permanently Eliminate Lead Paint

Certified Lead Abatement Contractor

When it comes to lead paint hazards, it is very important you choose the right contractor. Lead abatement projects should only be performed by an EPA certified contractor. SFW Painting specializes in lead paint removal and abatement, and SFW Painting has all the required licenses, certifications, and insurance to perform this work safely and legally.

Benefits Of A Lead-Free Home

  • Having a Lead-Free Home is Much Easier to Sell
  • Your House is Safe From Causing Serious Health Problems
  • The ROI on Your Home’s Resale
  • Your Home Will Be Restored To It’s Natural Beauty
  • Peace of Mind Knowing Your Loved Ones Are Protected
  • Satisfaction You Are Preserving American Craftsmanship
Lead Abatement
Lead Abatement

What Is Lead Paint And Why Is It Dangerous?

Lead paint is an extremely harmful product that is commonly found in homes and schools constructed prior to 1978. In 1978 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the use of lead-based paint in the United States. Lead is a highly toxic metal that can cause several health issues, most notably in children and pregnant women. As lead particles are absorbed into the body it can cause damage to your brain, as well as impede the brain’s development in children.  Lead exposure has been leaked to learning disabilities, negatively impact behavior, cause seizures or death. Lead can also cause damage to the kidneys, blood, and nervous system.

As lead particles are absorbed into the body it can cause damage to your brain, as well as impede the brain’s development in children.  Lead exposure has been leaked to learning disabilities, negatively impact behavior, cause seizures or death. Lead can also cause damage to the kidneys, blood, and nervous system.

Over Time, Particles Are Released Into The Air

Over time as lead paint begins to deteriorate and fail, small particles of lead dust are released into the air. This hazardous dust starts to accumulate on surfaces like countertops, windowsills, floors, baseboards, furniture, and other household items. On the exterior of your home lead, paint dust can contaminate decks, patios, children’s play areas, and the soil around your home. Small children are prone to putting objects and their hands in their mouths and lead paint has a sweet taste. This greatly increases the risk of ingesting poisonous lead toxins.

Is Your Contractor Certified To Work On Your Home?

If you are planning a lead paint removal project at your home, or you are permanently eliminating lead-based paint hazards from your home you are required to hire a certified Lead Abatement Contractor. As the homeowner, it is your responsibility to hire a contractor that has a current license and is insured to perform the work. There is a difference in a certified abatement firm and a contractor who just has an individual RRP certificate.

It is important to ask questions and get proof of certifications and insurance. Sadly, simply asking if your paint contractor can perform lead remove or abatement projects is not enough. If you hire an unlicensed lead paint contractor and your project causes unsafe material to contaminate the environment, you could be held liable.

In Order To Remove Lead Paint, Your Contractor Must Have The Following Documentation

  • Certified lead paint abatement firm license
  • Certified supervisor license with Health Authority Badge
  • Certified worker license with Health Authority Badge
  • Pollution insurance