As many of you know, today was the first day of the EPA’s new RRP regulation. Based on this regulation, and a few other changes that will be happening shortly, I thought a quick update was called for. I would like to also take this time to thank not only our valuable customers, but also those of you reading this blog. I foresee that we will be around for many more years to come. For many of you, we will not only be a great source of information, but working on turning your dream projects into reality.
The EPA’s Lead Renovation Regulation:
First, we are a registered EPA Certified Firm under Section 402 of the TSCA to perform renovations in pre-78 houses. We have written numerous articles on the EPA’s Lead Paint procedures, that have hopefully helped you understand what it entails, but some of this issues that can come back to bite not only you but also the contractor. With all that being said, while we can and will perform tests for lead on your property if requested, we will not work on a property where lead has been proven to exist.
If no tests are completed, we will follow the RRP’s Safe Work Practices as required and complete the job as professionally as many of you have come to expect. If the test does come back negative, we will perform the work using our normal dust free work practices that are used on all properties. If a test does come back positive (even if it falls below the EPA’s de minimus level), we are going to refer you to a lead abatement contractor. Once the abatement contractor has completed their work and everything tests clean, we will gladly come in and complete the job.
Change of focus:
While we will continue to offer our remodeling & Infrared Thermographic Services (IR). For both of these new services, we consider them complimentary to our existing work and by having the diagnostic equipment we can generally spot issues hidden from most contractors doing a visual inspection only.services in the local areas, you may have noticed a slight change already on our web site. We are adding two additional specialty services that will be available statewide. The first will be our , followed by our
These services will be available around the first of July, when we finish the courses and accreditation requirements of not only BPI, but also EnergyStar, LEED, and EarthCraft. These services will be available throughout Alabama, and will be available for residential buildings, commercial, multi family, and some industrial buildings.. These two organizations are recognized across the country as leaders in the Energy Auditing field by numerous organizations like
Infrared Thermographic Services (IR):
This service is actually already being offered statewide. For more information and specials available, I would recommend that you check out our new web site – Alabama Infrared Services which is also linked to from our home page.
As we mentioned above, there have been a few changes to our Len Tuma of Geek Specialties. Not only has he done amazing work with forums like but also numerous other contractors sites. By doing this we will still keep control of the content, but free up so much needed time for the increasing amounts of work that have started coming in now that people are starting to feel a little better about the economy.and in the next few months there will be a lot more. We are going to turn the design work over to a professional web developer named