Since April 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule has been in full effect. This
rule requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint to have their firm certified by the
EPA (or an EPA authorized state), and to be trained in the use of lead safe work practices.
According to the EPA, lead paint can be found in:
24% of homes built from 1960-1978
69% of homes built from 1940-1960
87% of homes built before 1940
Exposure to lead can cause irreversible damage to the brain, nervous system, heart, and red blood cells. It can also lead to:
Loss of memory/concentration Trouble with Digestion Hearing problems Reproductive problems Muscle and joint pain Difficulties with
Pregnancy High blood pressure Headaches
Children, especially those under six years old, are extremely sensitive to lead. In addition to the health problems listed
above, children exposed to lead may develop:
Damage to the brain and nervous system Behavioral problems
Reduction in I.Q. levels Learning disorders Slowed growth
We are a lead safe certified firm because we understand the importance of good health both your family and ours.
Below we have some links containing information about lead and the law.