When hiring a residential painting contractor, make sure you find someone who has your safety and best interests in mind. Common renovation activities can cause hazardous lead dust or chips to spread out all over your home, which is dangerous for your family. Even small amounts of lead dust are dangerous enough to put your health at risk, especially if you have certain allergies.
In today’s post, learn why it’s important to work with an EPA lead-safe certified house painter to minimize the health implications of painting jobs in your home.
Why Is Certification Important?
All home improvement activities leave dust or residue all over the house from the area that’s being worked on. Even simple jobs such as sanding or window replacement come with some risks. This is why the Environmental Protection Agency requires certification from companies to ensure that the renovations they carry out are safe for you and your family. The EPA Lead-Safe certification not only applies to painting contractors, but also plumbers, electricians and carpenters.
Companies applying for EPA certification must have at least one certified renovator on their roster. A renovator can be certified by completing an EPA-accredited training course. The certified renovator must be present at every job and should comply with all EPA regulations in regard to lead safety.
Why Hire an EPA-Certified Contractor?
Hiring a certified exterior and interior painting firm ensures that all renovation jobs done in your home follow lead-safe work practices to ensure that your home is as safe as possible. According to EPA mandates, a lead-safe certified firm must distribute an informative EPA pamphlet before the job begins to educate the homeowner about the procedure.
During the renovation, a certified renovator will be overseeing the whole job, as well as a thorough cleanup once the job is done. They’ll also ensure that every worker involved on the job complies with lead-safe regulations. This will help put your mind at ease, as they’ll do their best to keep you and your family safe during and after the job.
If you require the services of a veteran in the exterior painting industry, turn to Arrowhead Painting! We’re an EPA-certified full-service general painting contractor serving Oklahoma for over 30 years! Call us at (918) 743-9258 or fill out our contact form for a FREE estimate!