If you pay someone to repair or remodel commercial or residential property built before 1978 or are making renovations or repairs to child occupied properties built before 1978, you are required to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Lead Law – legislation that became effective on April 22, 2010
Commercial and residential home remodeling, repair and renovation activities including sanding, cutting, and demolition. These activities can create hazardous lead dust and chips which can be harmful to children and adults. In fact, lead dusting less than 1/16 of a sugar packet will cause irreparable damage to a child’s nervous system, cerebral function and general well being. For this reason, any activity that disturbs paint in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities are subject to this RRP Lead Law.
Trusted Since 1986, homeowners and commercial businesses have trusted John O’Brien, specialty contractor, green builder and owner of MasterCraft to provide exceptional roofing, siding, window replacement, ice melt roofing systems, solar attic fan and garage door replacement services in the Greater Boston area.
or your protection, all home improvements and repairs of painted structures should be performed by certified lead removal contractors. The new law requires that contractors remodeling and repairing homes, schools and child care structures complete an EPA Renovation, Repairs and Painting course, pass the RRP certification test and file with the federal government for proper licensing. This assures lead-safe work practice standards to prevent lead contamination.
Home repair and renovation contractors and commercial contractors providing services to schools and child care facilities built before 1978 are required to adhere to the following procedures:
Your contractor should give you a consumer information pamphlet detailing all aspects for the RRP lead law and what you can expect. Further questions can also immediately be answered by going to this hyper link at http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/sbcomplianceguide.pdf
I’m John O’Brien, owner of MasterCraft and specialty contractor serving the Greater Boston area. If your school, childcare facility or home was built before 1978, please call on me to assist you with commercial and home remodeling repair services.
Besides having a reputation for excellence in residential and commercial roofing , siding and window replacement , I am the father of two children and deeply committed to protecting families and the environment from lead contamination. That is why my company, MasterCraft was one of the first home improvement contractors to achieve this EPA certification.
Trusted Since 1986 owner John O’Brien will personally meet with you, explain your options and take the time to ensure you understand all of the implications of your green remodel or repair, including any applicable energy rebates.MasterCraft crews are made up of expert professionals who only work in their area of specialization. This specialized approach ensures that your energy savings are protected by expert installation and workmanship. You won’t ever get a roofer installing replacement windows and doors in your Greater Boston area home when you hire MasterCraft!
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