Lead Certified Seattle
Hedlund Painting is a premier painting contractor in the Seattle area. We’ve been around for years and are known for our unparalleled craftsmanship, exceptional customer service, and safety focus. One of the ways we ensure optimal safety is through our EPA lead certification. So, what exactly is an EPA lead certification and why is it important? Keep reading to find out.
What is an EPA Lead Certification
The EPA Lead Certification states that our contractors have the knowledge and training necessary to perform work in older homes where normal preparation techniques may disturb old lead paint and lead to harmful dust. They know how to reduce lead exposure and keep older homes safe.
Why Do I Need a Lead Certified Contractor?
Since becoming lead certified requires a great deal of time and money, many contractors forgo it. Hedlund Painting, however, has made it a top priority. If you live in an older home, however, a lead certified contract is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.
With a lead certified contractor by your side, you can significantly reduce lead hazards and ensure that all lead dust is confined to the work area. Without one, you may be putting your family’s health and safety on the line.
Why is Lead Harmful?
Lead can take a serious toll on your family’s health and wellness. If you have children, it can hinder their brain and nervous systems and in the worst case scenario lead to learning disabilities or behavioral issues. For adults, lead can result in high blood pressure and hypertension.
If you hire a painting contractor, they’ll likely disturb the old paint in your home. When they do this through scraping, sanding, or other typical preparation techniques, dust will likely arise. Dust can expose you and your loved ones to lead. That’s why, you need a contractor who has been certified who will prevent this situation.
How Do I Know If My Home Has Lead?
If your home was built before 1978, there’s a good chance it has lead. Our team can use an approved lead test kit to determine whether or not it is present. In the event that it is, we’ll be happy to explain how we can take certain safety precautions to ensure a safe project from inception to completion.
Can I Verify a Lead-Safe Contractor?
Absolutely! To confirm that a contractor has received a lead-safe certification, visit www.epa.gov/getleadsafe or call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323. You can also contact the Washington State Department of Commerce at [email protected] or 360-586-5323 (LEAD). Hedlund Painting’s certification number is R-I-3591-15-00761.
Our team of experienced professional painters will make sure to properly prepare your project to provide a precise finish that will last and leave you 100% satisfied. Trust your home exterior painting to Hedlund Painting, Maximize your curb appeal and give us a call today.