Get the lead out
Houses painted before 1977 may have lead paintHomeowners aren’t always obligated to follow EPA regulations for lead safe practices, as professional painters must. If your house was built prior to 1978, when lead paint was banned for residential use, you should protect yourself and your neighbors from airborne lead particles.
A test for lead paint, kits available for $10 to $30 online, and at paint and hardware stores. If tests prove positive for lead, keep paint dust to a minimum by taking the following precautions.
Lay drop cloths and collect scrapings.
Clean with a HEPA vacuum.
Wear masks and suits.
Dispose materials at approved hazardous materials site.Abatement means any measure or set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement includes, but is not limited to:
- Removal of lead based paint and lead contaminated dust, permanent enclosure or encapsulation of lead paint, replacement of lead painted surfaces, and removal or covering of lead contaminated soil; and
- All preparation and cleanup, disposal, and post-abatement clearance testing activities associated with such measures.
- Specifically, abatement includes, but is not limited to:Projects where there is a written contract or other documentation, which provides that an individual or firm will be conducting activities in or a residential dwelling or child-occupied facility that:Shall result in the permanent elimination of lead-based paint hazards; orAre designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards and are described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this definition.Projects resulting in the permanent elimination of lead-based paint hazards, conducted by firms or individuals certified in accordance with § 745.226, unless such projects are covered by paragraph (4) of this definition;Projects resulting in the permanent elimination of lead-based paint hazards, conducted by firms or individuals who, through their company name or promotional literature, represent, advertise, or hold themselves out to be in the business of performing lead-based paint activities as identified and defined by this section, unless such projects are covered by paragraph (4) of this definition; orProjects resulting in the permanent elimination of lead-based paint hazards, that are conducted in response to state or local abatement orders.
- Abatement does not include renovation, remodeling, landscaping or other activities, when such activities are not designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards, but, instead, are designed to repair, restore, or remodel a given structure or dwelling, even though these activities may incidentally result in a reduction or elimination of lead-based paint hazards. Furthermore, abatement does not include interim controls, operations and maintenance activities, or other measures and activities designed to temporarily, but not permanently, reduce lead-based paint hazards.
If you’re looking for a Professional House Painter or Professional House Painting Contractor in the Port Orange or Daytona Beach FL area, look no further. Licensed and Insured: Florida State, LLC # L07000061421 Contact Jeffrey Whitmer by email [email protected] or phone (386) 214-5329