It is extremely important, if you plan major renovations of your home (and that includes plumbings) to hire a company that is lead-safe certified by the EPA. Put into law on April, 2010, it is required that contractors performing any renovation, repair, and home improvement projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes and other facilities must follow specific practices to ensure the property does not become contaminated.

How do you know if your home has lead-based paint? If your home or office building was constructed before 1978, there is a good chance that lead paint was used. These days you won't find such products on the market, so if you have lived in your house a long time, or recently purchased an older home that requires plumbing renovation that disturbs walls and paint, go with a certified Virginia Beach plumber. To be certified, a home improvement contractor or handyman must undergo training from an EPA-approved provider. Any reputable contractor will have the paperwork when asked.

As always, if you have questions about plumbing regardless of when your home was built, call us today at 757-464-2934.

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