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We are now Certified in Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, and Painting

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

EPA’s lead renovation, repair and painting (RRP) program rule requires contractors to be certified in lead-safe work practices and training providers to be accredited by EPA. Mile High WSL is pleased to announce that we have completed the coursework and we have the required certification to safely and legally remove the lead necessary to replace windows in your home. The new EPA rules take effect in April 2010, don’t be caught off-guard by a contractor who isn’t prepared. Your city will likely require a separate permit for the removal of the lead, and contractors must be certified to perform this work.

We offer FREE lead tests with a signed contract to anyone living in a house built before 1978. If you have lead in your home, we are a certified lead-removal contractor in the Denver, Colorado Metro Area.

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