Perez LLC: Lead Paint In Homes Has Been A Hot Topic For Years; This NEW EPA Law is Long Over Due

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Protecting Life in Our Homes, One Law at a Time.

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On April 22, 2010 a new EPA rule protecting our children from the harmful effects of lead paint has gone into effect.

"Lead paint in homes has been a hot topic for many years. This law is certainly needed and long over due. It sets new requirements for the construction industry to train their employees on the proper handling and elimination of lead based materials,” stated Adam Perez of Perez LLC. “ While very important, this new standard for training will no doubt affect both construction workers and homeowners where we are all the most vulnerable…. our pocketbooks."

The construction industry and homeowners have had two years to prepare for the mandates provided in the bill since it‘s passage in 2008. The problem is – many homeowners remain unaware of the possible ramifications this bill could have upon their home.

A homeowner needs to know that any remodeling or construction made to a home that may contain lead based materials, must be handled by a trained professional in the construction industry.

After the work has been completed, the homeowner will receive important documentation. This documentation will be needed when the home is sold in the future. If the homeowner does not have the correct paperwork from a certified, trained construction company – there could be a problem. It may cost a little more to hire a trained professional, however, proper lead paint removal today will preserve the value of your home when you decide to sell tomorrow.

No one wants to see the cost of construction increase, even by a minimal amount. "This is a price we will all have to pay for the safety and health of our families," concluded Perez. "No financial arguments can be made."

Homeowners can educate themselves. Anyone undertaking a remodeling job in a home built before 1978 can read EPA rule (40 CFR, Part 745) Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule otherwise known as RPP. (

Perez Design Build Remodel is a local and national award winning, full service builder in Pennsylvania providing customers in Wyoming, Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Luzerne Counties everything from home renovation to design and new construction services. Projects range from simple remodeling to the most complex custom designed dream home. The design process is centered on a partnership with clients, to schedule work in a manner that keeps costs low and adheres to a schedule that minimizes living disruptions as much as possible. Perez DBR provides premium quality work, unsurpassed customer satisfaction, and hires only the best employees. Ongoing professional training is mandatory for every member of the Perez team, so you can rest assured that all are trustworthy, knowledgeable professionals.


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