Lead-Based Paint was widely used for both interior and exterior paint and furniture until it was banned in 1978. And it continues to be a hidden threat for children in many homes today.
Homes containing deteriorating lead-based paint are a health risk, especially to children under 6 years old. When a surface containing lead-based paint is sanded or scraped, and can create a “dust” that children can swallow or inhale. This dust can also be present in the soil outside your home due to the failing condition of the lead-based paint, as it “chalks” or “flakes as it ages. Once disturbed lead dust can settle on floors, walls and furniture.
Due to these facts the EPA issued the “Renovation, Repair and Painting” (RRP) Rule in April of 2008. It requires that contractors performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by the EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices so that your children are protected. At EGI we take that responsibility seriously. We have been certified by the EPA as a “Lead-Safe Certified Firm” and ensure that all of our technicians are trained and follow RRP regulations so that your home remains as safe for you and your children during any renovation process.
As with our other divisions no project is out of reach. We’ve performed large lead-based paint removal project at hospitals around Connecticut, and have replaced wood trim inside small day care centers. When Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT was concerned about the lead-based paint present on the stained glass windows and cupola on their Memorial Chapel and but needed to ensure the historical value. They looked to Environmental Group Inc.
- We will construct a proper containment with negative pressure to protect you, your family or colleagues.
- Remove the lead-based paint or components following all Federal, State, and local regulations
- Dispose of the lead material in an EPA approved landfill
- Completely decontaminate the area where we are working
- And at the customer’s request pass a 3rd party test to ensure that it is safe to be reoccupied
We take pride in performing these activities in a manner that protects you, your family.
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