Lead Paint Abatement

Resolution is an EPA certified lead renovation firm.

As of April 22, 2010 the EPA’s new “Renovation, Repair and Painting” (RRP) rule becomes effective for all of Arizona. As of that date, any contractor, firm, or person working on, or renovating any, “Target Housing” (generally, target housing is any residential home or child care facility built before 1978) where more than 6 square feet of interior wall or more than 20 square feet of exterior wall is to be disturbed, repaired, altered or replaced – must be certified. Windows and doors however are subject to the lead RRP rules regardless of their size. Both the contracting firm and individual person MUST BE CERTIFIED by the EPA in accordance with the lead renovation and remodeling program.

The Facts About Lead:

• Lead can affect children’s brains and developing nervous systems, causing reduced IQ, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Lead is also harmful to adults.

• Lead in dust is the most common way people are exposed to lead. People can also get lead in their bodies from lead in soil or paint chips. Lead dust is often invisible.

• Lead-based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978.

• Projects that disturb painted surfaces can create dust and endanger you and your family.

Download the “EPA’s Renovate Right Brochure” here.