If you’re involved in renovating, restoring, or maintenance of homes that were built before 1978, you need to be aware of EPA requirements for safety with lead paint. Ensuring you are compliant protects the people in the homes that are being worked on, protects the workers, and protects the company against potential legal implications, such as hefty fines, of not following regulations. Not only do you need to be lead-safe certified and document your work habits to demonstrate adherence to the guidelines but you also need to follow specific rules and guidelines going forward to help you contain work areas, minimize dust, and carefully clean up areas after work or maintenance is completed.
Below are some of Presto Tape Inc.’s products that will help:
Carpet Protection Film
Protecting carpet when renovating is important in preserving the look and life of the carpet but when it comes to painting, repairing, or sanding areas that could contain lead, that carpet protection film can also make adherence to lead paint safety guidelines easier in terms of cleanup. Carpet fibers can hold a lot of fine particles from dusting that even a heavy-duty vacuum could miss. Presto Tape’s carpet protection film makes clean-up easier and more thorough than dealing with clean-up without it and there are several options, including 702luv all-weather tape that can be used in conjunction with plastic sheeting.
Floor Protection Film
Presto’s floor protection film offers protection for floors. Not only can you keep them from being damaged during renovations but they can also help contain material, rather than have dust and debris settle deep in between floor grooves.
Lead Removal with Tacky Decontamination Mats
Decontamination mats help contain dust and debris that could be potentially harmful and travel in and out of job sites on workboots. Presto Tape offers mats that can contain about 98% or more of debris on work boots. These mats, when placed in high-traffic areas and entrance ways can help dramatically in doing what you need to do safely and productively as well as demonstrating your company’s efforts to follow rules. You can buy 2-30 sheet pads as low as $53.63 per case direct from Presto Tape. This durable tape doesn’t have to cost you a fortune in costs on job sites, either as it can work for up to 45 days once installed. You can also buy self-adhering duct protective films to help you contain dust and debris, and blue painter’s tape to mask desired painting area.
Now that your organization is responsible for adhering to the new EPA lead paint safety guidelines, you need to ensure that you do all you can to protect your clients, your workers, and your company. And, when you market to your customers, demonstrating dedication to safety best practices can help you win more contracts and boost your corporate image. Presto Tape’s new lead removal products and preventative products are readily available in many locations. Consider buying direct from the manufacturer; it can help you cut out the middle man and save substantially on costs. Request a sample today.