Stonebridge Builders Becomes Certified EPA Lead Renovator/Contractor


Stonebridge Builders has earned its accreditation as an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certified Lead Renovator/Contractor. 

To protect against the risks of lead-based paint, the EPA issued a rule aimed at preventing lead poisoning.  Beginning in April 2010, the EPA rule provides that all contractors performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. 

Completing the certification is a critical step for Stonebridge Builders due to the various renovation projects performed by the company, particularly in historical homes and facilities.  Chris Tolar, President of Stonebridge Builders states, "even though it is relatively clear to most of our clients that historical homes are at a high risk of containing lead-based paint, some clients are not aware that apartment buildings built around 1978, even into the 1980's, may also be at risk of including lead-based paint.  Because we work in both residential and multi-family apartment buildings, we are glad to be able to offer lead-based paint renovation techniques that will protect our clients and in some cases, their tenants."

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