Friday, May 13, 2011
Good news for remodeling contractors! According to an EPA study, pre-cleaning a jobsite to minimize dust before beginning work can ultimately save money and time and significantly reduce lead hazards. Known as the Dust Study, EPA officials performed twelve interior and exterior renovation activities on fifteen vacant houses and documented pre and post renovation lead levels. Lead levels in houses that were not pre-cleaned prior to renovation were significantly higher than those that were: as much as twenty to thirty times higher. When a home was pre-cleaned and renovators complied with RRP dust control requirements, lead levels were reported as almost statistically non-existent.
The Dust Study indicates that if an area contaminated by lead dust is pre-cleaned before renovation activities, RRP compliance procedures may be reduced or even eliminated if lead levels are below the standard of toxicity. This will ultimately save contractors significant time and money in cleaning, collection, and disposal of lead paint chips. It also confirms that using heavy duty plastic sheeting, HEPA vacuums, and lead dust wipes further reduces lead levels. These products and many other RRP compliance products are available through Builders Site Protection.
For more information about how Builders Site Protection can help you meet the RRP Rule, call Heather at 866-788-6886 or visit www.buildsitepro.com.
For more information about the Dust Study, check out the following links:
Pre-Cleaning can save Money and Time during RRP
Link to EPA Dust Study:
Friday, May 6, 2011
Builders Site Protection, Leader in Surface Protection Products, Announces Young Entrepreneur Business Scholarship
Surface Protection Experts at Builders Site Protection are offering a one-thousand dollar scholarship to students pursuing a degree in business. Applicants must be U.S. college students with the intent to start a small business in the future. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2011.
View the press release by using the link. For application and requirements please email firstname.lastname@example.org