Removing Lead Paint From Your Fond Du Lac Home.
Are you planning on remodeling or renovating your Fond Du Lac Home? Was your home built before 1978? If so it’s very likely that your home was painted with lead based paints. This poses a problem with your remodeling project because of the lead-tainted dust that will be floating through the air in your home. This poses a major health risk to yourself and your loved ones (especially young children).
Most Wisconsin residents do not realize that more than 46,000 children have been lead-poisoned at a residence in Wisconsin since 1996. This is a very serious issue and something you should take the time to educate yourself on if you are planning any renovations to your Fond Du Lac home.
To learn more about the health risks lead poisoning poses to your children and how you can educate yourself on this state-wide problem you can read about it on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.
In 2008 the U. S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) passed the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. This federal rule was enacted to protect young children from being exposed to lead-based paint hazards that can be created during renovation activities. Lead is dangerous stuff and if you hire a contractor that doesn’t understand the dangers (or doesn’t care) you are putting your loved ones at risk.
This rule doesn’t just apply to renovating your Fond Du Lac home either, it covers any building that children might be present in. This would include daycare and childcare facilities, schools, hospitals and other facilities.
Brad Van Dan Bogart (the owner of Brad’s Construction) is a certified lead-safe renovation contractor in the state of Wisconsin. We have taken the required training to become lead-safe certified and we abide by the regulations. Our staff have been appropriately trained in the safe removal of lead based paints and are supervised at all times by a lead-safe certified supervisor.
[box color=”black” type=”square” icon=”exclamation”]The Law: Renovation work is regulated when it is performed for compensation in a dwelling or child-occupied facility built before 1978 and the work disturbs 6 sq. ft. or more of paint per room, 20 sq. ft. or more of exterior paint, or involves windows.
Safe renovation practices of your pre-1978 Fond Du Lac old home is the best way to protect Wisconsin children from lead poisoning. Renovation and Remodeling Contractors who are not trained in lead-safe work practices risk exposing themselves and occupants to lead at the job site and even risk exposing their own families by bringing lead contaminated dust home on their work clothes and tools.
If you are looking to remodel a home that was built prior to 1978 in the Fond Du Lac area of Wisconsin than you need to give Brad’s Construction a call today. We’ll be able to provide with a competitive estimate, detailed scope of work and best of all you’ll know we are a certified lead-safe renovator in the state of Wisconsin and we take every precaution available to ensure your safety and the safe removal of your lead contaminated material.