Remodeling or repainting an older Orange County Home? Use a Lead-Safe Professional

When you are ready to remodel or renovate your pre-1978 home, it’s important to hire a Lead-Safe-Certified professional, recommends the National Association of Home Builders.

Before being banned in 1978, lead was a common ingredient in exterior and interior house paint, and is still present in many older homes. Lead ingestion has been shown to cause developmental delays and disabilities in young children.

In April 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enacted the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule that requires training in lead-safe work practices for all remodelers working in pre-1978 homes. EPA Lead-Safe Certified Renovators are equipped to use lead test kits, educate consumers about the dangers of lead and use prescribed lead-safe work practices. 

If you want the name of a Lead-Safe Certified Painter, give me a call.  I have a great one who is very reasonably priced and great to work with.  Read the rest of the story:http://rismedia.com/lowes/8355/10707

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