George Christiansen, President of Pequot Remodeling Corp in Fairfield, Connecticut, has met new EPA certification requirements to perform remodeling work that disturbs lead-based paint in homes built prior to 1978.
Online PR News – 25-February-2010 – – FAIRFIELD, CT. – George Christiansen, President of Fairfield-based Pequot Remodeling Corp recently was certified by the US EPA to perform renovation, repair and painting projects in homes built prior to 1978. Under new regulations, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing work that disturbs lead-based paint must be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Mr. Christiansen completed a 10-hour training program and passed a written test to receive the required certificate.
“Contractors working in your home need to be properly educated about lead containment,” states Mr. Christiansen. “Obtaining this certification means that our customers can be confident we are taking all steps necessary to to keep their families safe.”
Contractors working on pre-1978 housing must provide homeowners with a copy of their lead training certificate and the EPA's lead hazard information pamphlet. Firms also must keep records to demonstrate that they and their workers have been trained in lead-safe work practices and have followed lead-safe work practices on the job.
Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. By meeting new requirements to contain work areas, minimize dust and clean up thoroughly, contractors can prevent lead hazards and reduce the incidence of lead poisoning.
Pequot Remodeling Corp has been serving clients in and around Fairfield County since 1978. For a consultation or further information about the new EPA regulations, please call 203-259-3390 or visit the Pequot Remodeling Corp website at www.PequotRemodeling.com.