EPA Lead Based Paint Rule with Replacement Windows in Denver
We at Gravina's Window Center of Littleton care about your family's safety and health. Federal law requires all renovation, repair, and painting firms (including sole proprietorships) working in housing, or facilities where children are routinely present, built before 1978, to be certified. Any time lead paint is disturbed, such as during remodeling or replacement window installations, lead paint particulates can present a possible health risk. Therefore, we carefully follow the lead safety practices stipulated in the federal law aimed at mitigating lead paint health risks. Lead paint was deemed a serious health risk and banned in 1978. This was not very long ago, however, and there are still many homes in all the areas we serve.
Lead Safety Guidelines
The law passed by Congress mandates that all contractors working in homes built prior to 1978 must be certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and are required to follow specific lead safety guidelines to prevent lead contamination. The lead safety procedures now mandated by law include:
- Properly removing and disposing of old windows and debris from the home
- Minimizing the dust and debris by using appropriate construction methods
- Keeping the work area clean of debris, such as wood chips and dust
- Preventing exposure beyond the property by effectively containing the work area
We take your concerns for your family's health very seriously. When it comes to lead safety in window replacement and entry door installation, no one takes a more rigorous approach than Gravina's Window Center of Littleton. Your family's health and our employees' health are our number one concern. We are committed to ensuring that all our installation crews are EPA certified to safely work with and remove lead based paint. Our primary concern is to ensure the health and safety of you and your family by properly eliminating any potential environmental hazards and preventing any exposure to lead paint.
All homeowners should be especially careful choosing a replacement window contractor. Any contractor working on a home built before 1978 without proper EPA certification is breaking the law and putting you and your family in danger. We will ensure your replacement windows are installed with the highest attention to lead safety if your home falls the pre-1978 category.
- Lead can affect children’s brains and developing nervous systems, causing reduced IQ, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Lead is also harmful to adults.
- Lead in dust is the most common way people are exposed to lead. People can also get lead in their bodies from lead in soil or paint chips. Lead dust is often invisible.
- Lead-based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978.
- Projects that disturb painted surfaces can create dust and endanger you and your family. Don’t let this happen to you. Follow the practices described in this pamphlet to protect you and your family