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Lead Certified Contractor
Do you know about the New EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) mandated job site procedures for any house where lead paint is present and may be exposed during the course of any home improvement activity?
It is a lot to swallow, but long story short: If your house was built before 1978 there is a possibility lead paint could have been used at one point. It is required that contractors working on houses where lead paint is present and lead dust or particles can be exposed, that the company has the Lead Certification. By law only contractors certified by the EPA can perform work on houses where lead dust or particles will be exposed. There are stringent procedures and specialized equipment necessary to perform these projects properly to eliminate the exposure of poisonous lead dust to employees and home owners. Contractors are subject to a $37,500.00 fine for any violation if the EPA inspects the specific project.
Colorful Remedies is a Lead Certified Contractor and we are ready and willing to consult you on the possibility of lead in your home and the proper way to set up and operate a lead project. Please call us with any questions you may have, we would be glad to help.
Colorful Remedies takes great pride and specializes in the preservation of historic homes in the Greater Chester County Area. There are some very beautiful and well built homes in our community dating back to the 19th, 18th, and even 17th century; Colorful Remedies works with property and homeowners to preserve and distinguish the features of these homes so they can be admired for many generations.
There are a wide variety of different surfaces in historic homes as the building process is always changing. There may be several layers of wallpaper or huge chunks of plaster falling to the floor underneath a window sill. There is a large presence of oil based paint in older homes, which was more widely used before new VOC requirements in paint. These surfaces must be identified and properly primed with an oil based primer or the latex paint will not adhere. So again, please contact us so we can consult with you about your historic home.
Restoration Of Historic Windows
If you like to maintain the historic integrity of your home and you are considering replacing your windows you may be interested in our custom historic window refinishing. We remove windows from their sash and we take them to our shop to custom refinish and repaint the window unit. We restore all hardware and old pulley systems as well as use custom sash chains for a decorative look. We re-install the windows and make sure that they function properly again. We also remove any damaged glass and replace it with historically replicated glass.
Historic Renovations and Small Additions
It is important that when completing renovations and additions on historic properties that companies consider the design and architecture of the time period when the home was built. Before taking on any major projects on historic homes, Colorful Remedies makes sure that the project is designed and planned to flow and mirror the current architecture of the structure.