As a Raleigh area mold remediation contractor Atlantic Corp. plays an important role in helping prevent lead exposure for both our clients and our staff. Common renovation activities like cutting, sanding and demolition during the mold remediation process can create hazardous lead dust and chips when lead-based paint is present. Naturally, this can be harmful for both children and adults.
In 2008, the EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and additional actions targeted toward preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010 contractors performing renovations that will disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and school must be certified and are required to follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. This has come to be known as the RRP Rule, or the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.
Atlantic Corp. is Certified in Lead-Safe Practices under the RRP Rule
Why is this important to you? Well, put simply it is an extension of our ongoing commitment to provide the best mold remediation services to our clients. If you own a pre-1978 home or business you can trust that the Atlantic Corp. remediation professional is competent to address both your mold and lead-based paint concerns.
What’s involved in Lead-Safe Renovation Practices
Without going into the finer details, lead-safe renovation practices follow three important procedures:
- Contain the work area
- Minimize dust
- Thoroughly clean up the work area
Get more details about the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
If you are the curious type and want to dig into all the details of lead-safe practices and the RRP Rule visit the EPA’s site.
Or, if you have questions about our services, certifications or just a general mold question we invite you to give us a call or send us an email.