Lead Containment & EPA Certified Renovators - What you need to know
Home’s constructed prior to 1978 could contain lead-based paint. Beginning April 2010, Federal law requires any contractor performing renovation, repair or painting projects where lead-based paint is disturbed, to follow specific work practice to prevent lead contamination. The work practices include: containing the work area, minimizing dust and a thorough clean-up and verification process. This rule will apply to any location built before 1978; i.e. homes, child care facilities and schools, where a positive lead swab result has been determined.
As required by the EPA, Champion is a Certified Firm that employs Renovators skilled in the removal of these contaminants. If your home tests positive for lead, we will follow all of the EPA’s job-site containment and clean-up procedures, so you can rest assured that you are protected.
Learn how we test for lead
If your home is pre-1978
We are required, by law, to test your home for lead prior to performing any renovation work.*
Any contractor that will work on your home that is NOT an EPA Certified Renovator is breaking the law and endangering you and your family. Be sure you choose only Certified Renovators if your home was constructed prior to 1978. Violation of this law carries penalties of up to $37,500 per violation per day with possible imprisonment.
For more information on Lead and Lead Safe Work Practices visit:
www.epa.gov/lead or your state's government site www.yourstate.gov (i.e. www.ohio.gov. www.kansas.gov)
*Some states do not allow the test and have made it mandatory for all pre-1978 homes to be renovated following the Lead Safe Work Practices.Champion is aware of the regulations in each state and will follow the required guidelines accordingly.