Lead-Safe Window and Door Installation
For your family’s safety and peace of mind, Pella offers sales consultants and trained installers that are EPA-certified.
Many homes constructed prior to 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead in paint is a potential health hazard for humans and pets. Beginning in April 2010, new federal regulations require that renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, childcare facilities and schools built before 1978 follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
If your residence was or may have been built prior to 1978, lead testing will be performed with your authorization. You can be assured that your Pella window and door replacement installer has been trained in lead-safe work practices.
If lead is present or likely to be present in your home, Pella’s commitment to you is that we will complete your project efficiently and safely while complying with all EPA requirements. Our customers’ safety is of the highest importance to us.
Lead-Safe Testing and Installation Process
Upon your authorization, we will test the windows or doors being replaced for lead paint per EPA guidelines to confirm whether a lead-safe installation is required. Please note that testing will mar a very small part of your window or door.
(If shown with picture, use this disclaimer under the image: Swab-based test pictured above. Other states may mandate different types of testing.)
We present you with lead-safe educational materials. And, your Pella EPA-certified team has documentation of certification and training with them on the job site.
We hang proper signage communicating that a lead-safe renovation is in process, as well as seal the work area inside and outside your home to contain any lead dust per EPA specifications.
Within each contained area, measures are taken to help ensure any dust is isolated within the environment to reduce lead contamination.
Cleanup and Disposal
We take the proper precautions to clean up the work area, including safely disposing of your old windows and doors and lead-contaminated debris in accordance with EPA, state and local regulations. Finally, the work area is cleaned and tested to ensure lead contaminates have been removed according to EPA requirements.
For more information about this new regulation, visit epa.gov/lead.