Colorfast Helps Homeowners Avoid $37,500 EPA Lead Paint Fines

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Colorfast Painting of San Francisco is helping homeowners stay healthy and work within new EPA lead paint rules that went into effect on April 22, 2010. The laws, which are now being enforced, carry fines of $37,500 per incident. They require specific training, certification, and adherence to safe practices for all contractors, as well as property owners doing work on their own properties.

Homes built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint

Most property owners are not aware of the new laws

Colorfast Painting of San Francisco is helping homeowners stay healthy and work within new EPA lead paint rules that went into effect on April 22, 2010. The laws, which are now being enforced, carry fines of $37,500 per incident. They require specific training, certification, and adherence to safe practices for all contractors, as well as property owners doing work on their own properties.

The EPA established new rules effective April 22, 2010 that are now being enforced. Under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rules, contractors and property owners engaged in renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be RRP certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

“Most property owners are not aware of the new laws,” said Genevieve Ryan of Colorfast Painting Company. “We get calls after landlords are reported by their tenants or homeowners are reported by their neighbors for performing work that creates possible lead-laced dust hazards in the air.”

Homes built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips, which may cause brain damage and hearing loss, especially in children.

“Colorfast Painting Company’s workers are RRP certified and handle lead paint properly," said Steve Ryan of Colorfast Painting Company. “Homeowners really need to call an expert in these matters, not only because of the hefty fine—but because it’s good for your health and the health of those around you.”

For more information about lead-based paint compliance or Colorfast Painting Company, call Genevieve Ryan at (415) 202-5735 or visit their website at: http://www.sanfranciscocahousepainting.com/. The Environmental Protection Agency website has extensive information on the subject as well.

About Colorfast Painting Company
Colorfast Painting Company is a San Francisco painting contractor specializing in residential and commercial interior and exterior painting projects, deck restorations, wood staining, elastomeric coatings, and drywall and stucco patching. Colorfast is a family-owned business in the San Francisco Bay Area that has a long history of safe practices for clients and employees.

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