Lead Based Materials Are a Hazard – Trust a Certified Specialist For Renovations
Windowman Plus has successfully completed the certification training course in LEAD SAFETY FOR RENOVATION, REPAIR AND PAINTING.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
White Lake, MI – Mar 29, 2010 – Michael Krause owner of The WindowMan Plus Inc. in White Lake, Michigan has successfully completed the certification training course in LEAD SAFETY FOR RENOVATION, REPAIR AND PAINTING . Krause completed the EPA required 8 hour training course on 3/23/10 and has been issued a certification valid through 3/23/2015.
Mike Krause can be contacted through the web at http://www.windowmanplus.com/contact
Lead-based paint is a major source of lead poisoning for children and can also affect adults. In children, lead poisoning can cause irreversible brain damage and can impair mental functioning. It can retard mental and physical development and reduce attention span. It can also retard fetal development even at extremely low levels of lead. In adults, it can cause irritability, poor muscle coordination, and nerve damage to the sense organs and nerves controlling the body. Lead poisoning may also cause problems with reproduction (such as a decreased sperm count). It may also increase blood pressure. Thus, young children, fetuses, infants, and adults with high blood pressure are the most vulnerable to the effects of lead.
As of April 22nd 2010 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) is requiring ALL remodelers that conduct Lead-based paint activities and/or renovations to become certified under the EPA’S RENOVATION, REPAIR AND PAINTING (RRP) PROGRAM. The training is required for any contractor involved in any construction activity that will or has the potential to disturb lead-based paint.This will directly effect ALL paid renovators who work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities ( any facility where children under six years of age, including pregnant woman who are present on a regular basis ).
Many buildings containing lead-based paint are being renovated, and the mere act of renovation poses serious health threats to young children and pregnant women. In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act regarding “lead-based paint hazards created by renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities.” The rule, which has an effective date of April 2010, directly affects general and specialty contractors by requiring them to be certified if they are performing work on a targeted facility and to provide warnings to let people know of the hazards.
The rule generally applies to renovation of any housing constructed prior to 1978 and any public or commercial facility constructed prior to 1978 where children are present on a regular basis, such as a day care center or school. Exemptions include minor repair or maintenance work involving an area no larger than 6 sq. ft. of interior painted surface (20 sq. ft. for exterior), renovations by an owner to their own residence or a certification that the work area is free of lead-based paint (as determined using an EPA recognized test kit). Some housing may also be exempt if it is shown that no child under the age of 6 or pregnant woman resides or regularly visits there.
Established in 1993 The WindowMan Plus Inc. is Oakland County Michigan’s premier contractor in 2010 . Recently seen in the Oakland Press newspaper http://www.windowmanplus.com/news specializing in REPLACEMENT WINDOWS, VINYL SIDING, VINYL & ALUMINUM SOFFIT, ALUMINUM TRIM, SHUTTERS,AND GUTTER REPLACEMENT.
For additional information contact Mike Krause by calling (248) 366-6937 or on the web http://www.windowmanplus.com
The WindowMan Plus Inc. works in Oakland County, Livingston County, Wayne County, Macomb County And services these Michigan Cities, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Brandon, Canton, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Township, Davisburg, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Fenton, Ferndale, Flint, Franklin, Grand Blanc, Groveland Township, Hazel Park, Highland, Holly, Keego Harbor, Lake Orion, Livonia, Milford, Northville, Novi, Oak Park, Oakland Township, Orchard Lake, Ortonville, Oxford, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Redford Township, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Rose Township, Roseville, Royal Oak, Southfield,South Lyon, Troy, Walled Lake, Waterford, West Bloomfield, White Lake, Wixom, and coming soon to your city.
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The Windowman Plus Inc. is located in White Lake Michigan and is a licensed buider specializing in replacement windows, doorwalls, vinyl siding, and gutters. The Windowman Plus Inc was started in 1993 and incorporated in 1996 by Michael Krause. In 2010 The Windowman Plus is offering TOP QUALITY products and installation at substantial savings to homeowners and can be reached by calling (248) 366-6937 or visit us on the web at http://www.windowmanplus.com
We work in Oakland County, Livingston County, Wayne County,and Macomb County And services these Michigan Cities, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce, Davisburg, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Franklin, Highland, Holly, Keego Harbor, Lake Orion, Livonia, Milford, Northville, Novi, Ortonville, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Roseville, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Troy, Walled Lake, Waterford, West Bloomfield, White Lake, Wixom, and coming soon to your city.