In Cincinnati, there are many homes built before 1978 and therefore many homes which contain lead paint. I’ve been in the business long enough to know when I see lead paint. I usually do lead tests to confirm lead, but nonetheless I can tell from looking at a business or home.
About two weeks ago [on the same day] I saw two local painting contractors painting two different homes which had lead paint on them. They were breaking every rule in the EPA’s book. Most people are still unaware of why this is important.
It’s important for two reasons:
- Lead paint is highly poisonous to your family; that’s why it was outlawed in 1978.
- The EPA created laws in April 2010 which stated a contractor wishing to work with lead had to be certified by the EPA and had to practice the safety laws associated with lead paint. Fines for not doing so start at around $32,000.00 per violation per day.
If you want your project with lead paint completed correctly and in accordance with the lead safety laws give GreenWay a call today.
-Carl Grizovic, President