Childproof Your Home Improvements. It’s the Law.

GreenHeart Companies Now EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm

Having work done at your place? The Environmental Protection Agency now requires that you use a lead-safe certified contractor. GreenHeart Companies of Boardman, Ohio is now lead-safe certified.

Common renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint (like sanding, cutting, replacing windows, and more) can create hazardous lead dust and chips which can be harmful to adults and children. Home repairs that create even a small amount of lead dust are enough to poison your child and put your family at risk.

The Danger

Lead paint hazards have not gone away. If your home or office was built before 1978, unqualified workers could spread lead paint dust. Even doing a small job.

  • Kids: Lead exposure can cause lower intelligence, behavior problems and learning disabilities.
  • Pregnant women: Lead paint dust can be harmful to your developing fetus.
  • All adults: Exposure to lead paint dust can cause nervous system effects, high blood pressure, fertility problems, and even kidney effects.

The Renovate Repair and Painting Rule

The EPA is requiring that contractors be Lead-Safe Certified.

Contractors include: renovators, electricians, HVAC specialists, plumbers, painters and maintenance staff who disrupt more than six square feet of lead paint.

Planning a renovation? Protect your family loved ones. Call GreenHeart Companies at 330.259.3070 or contact us online. Your trusted partner for all renovations.

EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm