We're Lead-based paint certified
So why does that matter?
It’s really all about the safety and health of your family. In compliance with the EPA’s 2010 RRP – Lead-based Paint regulation, GP&D Restoration is an EPA Certified RRP Renovation Contractor. That certification make us lawfully and fully certified to work on Lead-based renovation and painting projects.
EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by the EPA, use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers (our GP&D workers) and follow lead-safe work practices (what we do once we’re on your project). We want our customers to know all about the requirements so they can make educated choice and properly protect their family and their property. We are mandated to assure further awareness about RRP, provide and complete associated paperwork and provide additional protection, specific work practices and complete additional cleanup to meet RRP requirements.
As mandated by the EPA, our first step is to inform and educate the property owners of the health risks associated with Lead-based paint. In addition, if the property is suspected we are now trained to perform a test to confirm or deny the existence of Lead-based paint. Several documents are now required to be signed by the homeowner. Lead safe work procedures are performed on areas that have confirmed Lead-based paint present. These preparation procedures involve protecting your family and your property. They also include protection of our workers and the type of tools we’re allowed to use and require specific cleanup methods. This means you’ll see areas protected and cordoned off with heavy plastic, our workers wearing protective breathing apparatus and full jump suits. You’ll also see our use of a different type of vacuum – a HEPA vaccuum with special filters that contain the tiny lead particles.