Press Release—Lead Safe Licensing
Advanced Furnace & Air Duct Cleaning is Lead Safe Licensed. Is your duct cleaner?
July 22, 2010
Advanced Furnace & Air Duct Cleaning, a NJ Duct Cleaning Company, is proud to announce that Richard Spano, Commerical Accounts Coordinator has successfully completed the EPA/HUD Model Lead-Based Paint Safety Renovation, Repair and Painting, Lead Dust Sampling Course given by the National Asbestos & Environmental Training Institute in accordance with N.J.A.C.5:10-6.6(g) (1) and Pursuant to 24 Code of Federal Regulations Part 35. (A copy of the certification is posted here on our website). The US EPA firm certification confirms that Advanced Air Duct Cleaning has fulfilled the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act, Section 402 and has received certification to conduct lead based paint renovation, repair, and painting activities pursuant to 40CFR Part 745.89. Read more at the EPA’s website.
Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. Contractors must use lead safe work practices and follow three guidelines: contain the work area, minimize dust and clean up thoroughly to perform work in a safe manner.
According to the EPA, lead can affect children’s brains and developing nervous systems, causing reduced IQ, learning disabilities and behavioral problems. It can also be harmful to adults. Lead in dust form is the most common way people are exposed to lead, and lead dust is often invisible. Lead based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978.