Lead Safe Certified

Lead Safe Certified

As of April 22, 2010, EPA place in effect a new rule home improvement contractors, it states. Renovations performed by an individual or firm for compensation in residential housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 must be performed by certified firms using certified renovators and workers trained in lead-safe work practices.
What Type of Work is affected by this Rule?
The rule applies to any renovation, repairs, improvement or modification of any structure, or portion thereof structure that was built before 1978, that is intended for children age 6 and less to live in, that results in the disturbance of 6 or more square feet of interior painted surfaces, and/or 20 or more square feet of exterior painted surface.
This includes:
• Renovation, improvement, modification or repair of painted surfaces such as doors, walls, ceilings, surface restoration, surface preparation activity (sanding, scraping) or window repair,
• Removal/Destruction of building components, such as walls, ceilings, plumbing, or windows.
• Weatherization projects, such as cutting holes in painted surfaces to install blown-in insulation or to gain access to attics or planning thresholds to install weather-stripping.
• Renovations that convert a building, or part of a building, into target housing or a child-occupied facility are covered.
What should the consumer need to know?
If renovations are being performed in your home and it was built before 1978, regardless of the presence of children, your project is subject to the Rule. The Rule also applies to child-occupied facilities built before 1978.
Before work begins, the Certified Firm or Certified Renovator is required to:
1. Provide to you the EPA lead hazard information pamphlet, Renovation Right.
2. Firms and landlords performing work themselves must be certified by EPA.
3. At least one individual working on or supervising the project must be a Certified Renovator who has received training from an EPA Accredited training provider.
4. Adhere to lead-safe work practices.
AccuContractor, LLC is a certified Lead-Safe firm with EPA.gov. Certification # (NAT-F187718-1).
AccuContractor, LLC is certified only for purposes of Section 402 of TSCA.
Mariano Simms is a Certified Lead Renovator at AccuContractor, LLC.
Certification # (R-1-87816-18-011), Per 40 CFR Part 745.225
As a certified lead renovation company, we are certified and trained to practice lead-safe, Renovation, Repair and Painting rules (RRP).