Lead Safe Certification
The Lead Challenge
If your home was built before 1978 it may contain lead-based paint. Any renovation work, either interior or exterior, could disturb the lead-based paint, which has been proven to be harmful to children.
To help resolve this problem, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new regulations for contractors who work in homes built before 1978. The EPA has issued a mandate that all contractors receive proper training on how to safely work in homes that may have lead-based paint in them.
If you have been thinking about doing a home renovation it is important for you to make sure that your contractor is certified by the EPA to work in an environment with lead-based paint. The contractor must take a course and pass an exam to be certified, or be supervised by someone who is certified in order to do the work.
Under the new “Renovation, Repair & Painting” (RRP) regulation, workers will be required to undergo an 8-hour training process about how to safely work with and dispose of lead paints. View our Lead Safe Certification here.
In addition, contractors who perform renovation, repairs, and painting jobs in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities must, before beginning work, provide the homeowner with a copy of EPA’s lead hazard information pamphlet, “Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools.”
We Are Certified by the EPA
Capizzi Home Improvement has been certified by the EPA under the new Lead Safe guidelines. You can be assured that we will follow the guidelines and requirements for the safe removal, handling and disposal of any lead-based materials.