Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Jacksonville residences of various sizes and ages display the workmanship of Heckard's Door Specialties, an area manufacturer and contractor for custom entry and interior doors. While older home restoration raises market value with a revitalized impression, responsible restoration contractors take serious note of the potential for lead exposure in homes built and painted before 1978. Heckard's Door Specialties wishes to caution homeowners that renovation activities such as sanding, cutting, and demolition need to be left to a professional firm certified by the EPA as "lead-safe."
In April 2010, the EPA implemented a rule that required home renovators to follow specific protocols to prevent the risk of lead contamination in homes built before 1978, which frequently harbor lead-based paint. Though lead poisoning poses risks for both adults and children, developing minds suffer complex, potentially irreversible damage from exposure. According to the EPA, more than one million children today display neurological and physical detriments of lead paint poisoning, including behavioral problems, learning disabilities, and speech delays.
Without following strict preventative procedures, sanding, cutting, demolition and other renovation activities that render airborne dust can disturb lead-based paint. Heckard's Door Specialties contractors commit eight hours to train for EPA lead certification, which includes two hours of hands-on practice. In simplified terms, contractors learn to contain their workspace, minimize dust, and thoroughly clean up debris after completing an installation. The EPA Lead-Safe certification stays valid for five years.
Heckard's Door Specialties fits custom designed doors for entire homes or specific sections. Contractors provide complimentary in-home consultations to discuss homeowner visions, assess options and take pictures and measurements. The company regularly provides full-service installation of energy-efficient doors, sliding glass doors, and a variety of decorative glass designs.
About the company:
Heckard’s Door Specialties is a full-service door company that can outfit an entire home with any and all doors. Heckard’s Door offers the highest energy-efficient doors and glass, a vast variety of decorative glass, Patio & French Door options, and any type of Interior Doors imaginable. For more information, visit their website at http://www.heckardsdoor.com.