We know that keeping your family, especially your children, safe in your home is important to you. This is why we can’t stress enough how imperative it is to make sure that when you renovate your home that you choose a company that is Lead-Safe Certified through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule”.
Why Would I need to Be Concerned about Lead When I Have my Windows Replaced?
If your home was built before 1978, there can be lead in the paint that is on everything from the walls to the windows. When you renovate your home, like when you put in new windows, the construction that is done to tear out the old materials can create a dangerous lead dust that can get on everything.
This lead dust is hazardous to everyone, but especially children. In children, lead can cause anemia, stunted growth and brain damage. In adults, it can cause damage to the heart, the kidneys, the reproductive system and the nervous system.
How Can This Lead Dust be Prevented?
Lead dust damage can be prevented during your renovation by working with a company that is Lead-Safe Certified. These companies will tell you about the dangers of lead dust and how it pertains to your project, they will post signs advising of lead contamination, they will contain the job so that the lead dust does not spread and they will thoroughly clean the area after they have completed your project.
And even though this is a mandatory requirement by the EPA, not all companies comply; which can put your family in grave danger. The penalty for not complying is stiff as you can see in this press release that was issued last month by the EPA with regard to quite a number of companies that were caught violating this rule. The scarier part is that there were so many companies violating this rule that consumers cannot assume that all renovation companies are Lead-Safe Certified.
Renewal by Andersen is Lead-Safe Certified
Renewal by Andersen is Lead-Safe Certified and our customers never have to worry about the health of their family when we replace their windows. We educate our clients about the potential dangers of the renovation, and we take extra care in making sure that there is no exposure to the people that are living in the house.
With Renewal by Andersen you can trust that your family will be safe from lead exposure during your renovation.