LL Flooring Follows Lead Safe Work Practices
What You Should Know About Lead
What is lead? – Lead is a naturally occurring element. While it has some beneficial industrial uses, if it builds up in the body it can be toxic to humans and animals, causing health effects.
Does my home have lead? – If your home was built before 1978, it is more likely to have lead-based house paint, that was used on walls and the wood trim for example. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-based paint.
What does LL Flooring do to protect me and my family? – LL Flooring follows the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) that requires that firms performing renovation, repair and painting projects use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.
Frequently Asked Questions
My home was built before 1978, does it have lead paint? – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule assumes lead paint, unless approved testing shows that no lead is present. Your professional independent contractor will determine presence of lead or proceed with project assuming lead is present.
What happens if lead paint is present? – If your home contaings lead pain that will be disturbed during your installation service, your Professional Independent Contractor will contain the work area with plastic sheeting and use a special vacuum with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Absorption) filter in order to capture any small particles and wet wipes to clean the work site of any dust or paint chips.
Are the Professional Independent Contractors certified for this kind of work? – Yes. In compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule our network of independent contractors are certified.
Like to Learn More?
The EPA has more information for how to keep your loved ones safe from lead paint exposure. Learn More