Lead-Based Paint


If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but some states banned it even earlier. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning.

The EPA requires that anyone performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 need to be certified by EPA, use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices. You can learn more about this on the EPA’s website.

Van Lanen Carpentry is a Lead Paint Certified company. We have gone through extensive training and can do the work on your house in a safe way so that your family will not be exposed to any lead that might be in your house.