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by Richard Wise for Denver Home Inspections

 

In Denver the EPA requires individuals and firms who perform abatement projects in pre-1978 target housing and child-occupied facilities to be certified and follow specific work practices. To become certified, individuals must be trained by an accredited training provider, apply to EPA, and possibly take a proficiency exam (depending on job category). Firms must apply to EPA. Both individual and firm certification is required..

Inspection, risk assessment and abatement of lead-based paint are considered “lead-based paint activities” in federal regulations because the main focus of these activities is to address lead-based paint. Lead abatement is an activity designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement is often ordered by a state or local government, and can involve specialized techniques not typical of renovation activities.

Why should you hire a certified contractor to perform lead-based paint activities?

June 24, 2013 by Richard Wise

 

In Denver lead exposure is serious business, and so is lead-based paint evaluation and abatement. To protect you from hazards of improperly conducted lead-based paint activities, federal regulations require contractors to have rigorous training, be certified, and use specific work practices on the job. A competent lead-based paint professional will be familiar with these requirements and will be glad to show you proof of certification. You should not risk the health of you or your child by accepting less. Anyone offering to perform these services who is not certified is operating illegally.