Posted by: Diane Capuano
The lead-paint abatement market has been in the spotlight the last couple years because of the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule that went into effect in April of last year. As a result, many paint store owners are finding themselves in a position where they are being approached by professionals much more often for the products needed to safely and effectively contain lead paint or to clean up any potential lead dust in homes that were built prior to 1978.
“If you’re a lead-safe renovator, you certainly want to make sure you are doing an adequate cleanup job and doing it as professionally and efficiently as possible,” said Cole Stanton, Vice President—National Accounts for Fiberlock Technologies.
Potential customers for lead abatement projects are extremely diverse. John J. Petroci III, president/CEO of Dumond Chemicals Inc., mentioned such potential prospects as general contractors, painting contractors, property management companies, schools, universities, highway departments, park and recreation departments and many more. (more…)