Certified in Lead Safe Work Practices

Since 1974 Village Building & Restoration, LLC has been remodeling the Farmington Valley,       With attention to details and you, our client.

Please Read this Very Important Information
If Your Home Was Built Before 1978

The EPA passed a new law that became effective April 22, 2010. The law is designed to protect homeowners, their families and contractors that work on their home from the risks of lead hazards.

If you are having a home remodeling project completed at your home it is likely that there will be sanding, cutting, and demolition during the project. These activities can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to you and your family.

Village Building & Restoration, LLC is Certified and
in Compliance With The New Lead Safe Work Practices

My name is Jim Whittemore, I am President of Village Building & Restoration, LLC . We were one of the first home remodeling contractors in the Simsbury, West Hartford and Farmington Valley area to be certified under the new law.

Some remodeling contractors are still not compliance with the new law. It is a smart idea to avoid hiring them because they could expose your family and your children to a very hazardous situation including lead poisoning.

Take the simple step of asking for proof of their certification before the first meeting.

As a Board Member of NARI and Past President of The Remodeling Contractors Association, I believe that this is an example of a law that protects home owners and their families from a real risk.

All home remodeling companies play an important role in helping to prevent lead exposure. By following lead-safe work practices, we can prevent lead hazards.

The New Law - Lead Safe Work Practices

After April 22, 2010 the new laws became effective. Federal law requires painting and other contractors to be certified and to use lead-safe work practices. To become certified, renovation contractors must submit an application and fee payment to EPA.

The full context of the law can be viewed at http://epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm

The following is a brief excerpt from the regulations
Who Must Follow the 2008 Lead Rule’s Requirements?

In general, anyone who is paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978, this may include, but is not limited to:

  • Residential rental property owners/managers
  • General contractors
  • Special trade contractors, including:
    • Painters
    • Plumbers
    • Carpenters
    • Electricians

What Activities Are Subject to the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program?

In general, any activity that disturbs paint in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, including:

  • Remodeling and repair/maintenance
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing
  • Painting
  • Carpentry
  • Window replacement

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