Back in 1978 the federal government banned the use of lead-based paint in homes, hospitals and schools. This decision was based on research that showed that exposure to lead was not safe for children and could lead to developmental disabilities.
Since 1978, lead paint removal has been an important and ongoing task in all areas of the country. This lead paint removal has been done by specially trained technicians from certified environmental companies.
However, it was not until this Spring that the Environmental Protection Agency took steps to ensure that other businesses who might come into contact with lead paint would be similarly trained and certified. New regulations require contractors — even window installers like Rescom — who may “disturb” existing lead paint to undergo an 8-hour training program leading to certification. The contractor must also provide documentation of any lead exposure and displacement.
We applaud this important step toward protection our homes, family and environment. Rescom Exteriors has already taken steps to meet the certification requirements, and will be able to continue replacing worn, tire windows in homes older than 32 years.
So if your home was built prior to 1978, give us a call! We are ready, willing and government-certified to help you make your home more energy efficient, safely and securely.
For more information the new lead paint handling requirements, or about upgrading your windows with energy efficient replacements, call us toll-free at (866) 410-5884. Or visit our web site at www.iwantnewwindows.com.